Since I was 21, I went to my first Ashtanga yoga class, which was instructed by Larry Schultz. I had a lot of fun with it and realized it was significant... As a result, I began to attend additional classes i decided to leave my hotel employment. I landed a nine-to-five job building technology for restaurants and hotels at a software business.
Meanwhile, I practiced yoga! My instructor taught a power yoga named Rocket Yoga, which was heavily centered on asanas. But, over time, I met other teachers and learned about Sutras, yoga philosophy, and various yoga styles. Jai Uttal, an Kirtan singer, was also kind enough to expose me to the realm of mantra singing.
Once more, there's a new planet to explore... Larry requested me to undergo a training for teachers and then come teach in his yoga studio in the year 2000. That's exactly what I did. I left the software company and began teaching, and my classes quickly became filled.
Then one day, I received a message on my answering machine informing me that I had been sacked... Boom. It was as simple as that! That was extremely painful; it seemed as if I had been tossed out of the nest.
But it pushed me to become self-sufficient, which ended out to be the finest thing that could have happened to me... When I returned to his workshop two years later, my old teacher and I simply hugged; everything was straight between us.
Clayton Horton encouraged me to attend him in his Greenpath Yoga Studio near San Francisco before the end of 2001. We got along swimmingly. I was requested to present at a yoga convention in Brazil two years later. That was most likely the beginning of my career as a traveling instructor... After Brazil, I was welcomed to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, which I thoroughly liked!
The Greenpath Studio would have to shut in 2006. Now that I had more free time, I traveled to Europe, where most of my past classmates had planned a yogic retreat and invited me to teach. In addition, I visited Amsterdam, Paris, and Frankfurt... It began with small gatherings of ten to twenty people, but as time went on, the number of attendees grew.