Hello I am Rick, I began practicing yoga for going on 10 years now beginning with Bikram Hot Yoga for my first 4 years or so, I then migrated to power based practices with Brian Kest, Baron Baptiste and then moved towards an Ashtanga practice after practicing with David Williams for a period of time. I pursued trainings with incredible teachers like Shiva Rea, Steve Ross, Rod Stryker, Noah Maze, Dharma Mittra, Sean Corn, Saul David Raye just to name a few. This is when I really began my journey exploring Yoga by traveling to upwards of 7-8 trainings & workshops a year. This really lead me to my first Teacher Training in Bhakti Flow with Rusty Wells at Urban Flow SanFrancisco in 2011 here I truly found my yoga heart through the daily chanting sharing kirtan with legends such as "Jai UttaI", "Wah", and of course "Rusty Wells". Learning pranayama, and body mechanics from mentors such as Jason Crandall, and Jason Mooring. I then returned in early 2014 to Urban Flow to complete my Bhakti Flow teacher certification 300 hrs. In late 2014 I discovered the second side to my Yoga Teacher Training through a magnificent alignment based Teacher Elinore Cohen who is wise beyond her years. Through this "Smart Flow" Teacher Training 200 learned an abundance about body posture alignment, class sequencing, and posture perfection, sourced to Desikachar son of Krishnamacharya "Viniyoga" which further complimented my Bhakti training. I guess forming a culmination of "Heart felt alignment driven flow" that I practice and teach today. Always taking one more breath of yoga love, and singing praise to those who have come before us.
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