For Levi, true yoga resides in the breath. It’s the difference between simply stretching and opening a channel to profound realization.
That channel has expanded considerably since he first experienced it while he was a breakdancer. From a trickle, it’s become a stream, and now a full-fledged river. Perhaps the biggest single influence was his first yoga teacher training, in Sedona, Arizona, in 2007, when he stopped eating meat and sugar, drinking alcohol and caffeine, and using drugs.
Following that training, Levi lived with a shaman in Sedona for a couple of months, then moved to Portland to live in all-male spiritual community named The Men’s Vision House, where he taught yoga and studied pranayama, meditation, and Iyengar restorative yoga. By this time, the narrow channel he’d originally opened was becoming a rushing torrent.
It was during the five years he lived in The Men’s Vision House that he visited Guatemala to deepen his yoga and shamanic studies, and also India to study with his teacher, Tiwari. At the same time as his love of yoga was flowing more and more powerfully, it was being joined by growing tributaries of astrology and breathwork.
Levi first became interested in astrology as a child, when he studied the moon cycles on his dad’s day planner, but it was only when he discovered shamanic astrology that he felt that total sense of rightness that only comes when something is in full alignment with our highest values. He now holds an Associates Degree in Shamanic Astrology and serves on the board of directors of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School.
Continuing his love of the breath Levi then dove into breathwork. After meeting his Teacher Linda Star Wolf he took initiation and is now a level 2 Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and Ordained Shamanic Minister.
More recently, as he’s combined his love of yoga and astrology with breathwork, it feels as if those three rivers are flowing together to become a great ocean, with the support of other disciplines such as leading cacao ceremonies. All of them, of course, underpinned by the breath.