Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota. I’m a good ‘ol Midwest boy.
Favorite Music Artist or Band: Beyonce, Grace Potter, Fitz & The Tantrums, and Fleetwood Mac
Favorite Yoga Pose: Side Crow
On Weekends You Can Be Found: Concerts, shows, bars, cafes… I love exploring everywhere on the east side. And if it is nice out? Grabbing a car, driving out of the city and getting my butt to the beach.
Favorite Movie of All Time: The Scream Trilogy. I am a huge sucker for a good horror movie. But if I am feeling sentimental, then it is definitely Before Sunset.
Favorite Time to Get Your Practice In: I am definitely a morning person. My first thought (besides coffee) is usually when I can get an hour in to practice.
Dream Vacation: I have been known to drop everything to take a trip to Las Vegas or Austin. But I have been hearing pretty good things about Iceland.
Favorite Post Yoga Snack: Water. Is that lame?
How Did You Get Into Yoga: A friend dragged me to the east village when I was in college to take my first class and I was instantly hooked. Everything that people said about endorphins finally made sense to me.
What Was Your First Class Like: I loved it immediately. I think I went straight from the studio to a fitness store to buy yoga mats, tank tops and anything else to make me look like I knew what I was doing.
A Quote You Love: “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” -Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
Book Recommendation for Other Yogis: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Your Personal Mantra Is… Breath, Intention, and Movement mean nothing if you cannot Smile, Laugh, and Play.
What’s Your Favorite Part About Y7: The darkness in the studio really inspires me to bring all of my focus to the internal. It makes my hour of practice 100% about me and nobody else.