• Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    Dancing with the Bones of a Skeleton (excerpt from The Nine Keys)

      This is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Henry, Peacemaker (9) married in a 17-year relationship with Prisha, Perfectionist (1) “I love so many things about my wife… Prisha sets high standards and lives by them.  Her integrity is unquestionable. She can be the most considerate and thoughtful person I have ever known. She has a bubbly, self-effacing, charming sense of humor that could never offend anyone. She is both spontaneous and funny!   She has great taste in clothing, decorating and furnishing. My wife is extremely well organized and keeps clutter to a minimum. Prisha inspires others with her vision and her charisma. She is an excellent public speaker.…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    People Think I’m a Robot… (excerpt from The Nine Keys)

     This is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Sandy, Investigator (5) formerly married in a 6-year relationship with Marco, Investigator (5) “People think I’m a robot underneath, but I’m really more like a nebula. I am always trying to understand the structure of my nature, but I know that the human suit I’ve been assigned to contextualize my shape is wrong. That feeling of discrepancy eats at me to the core. From a young age, I felt at odds with the people around me– my schoolmates, neighbors, and so forth. When I was really young, I’d climb up on the counter and push the medicine cabinet mirror towards the main…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    The Tuna Incident…(excerpt from The Nine Keys)

     The following is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Charlotte, Leader (8) married in a 20-year relationship with Oliver, Helper (2) “We were 26 years old when we met and each going through difficult times. His kindness, softness and tenderness, despite my constant resistance, was what won my heart… He knew somehow that my hard shell was just that, a shell. He saw through it whereas other people didn’t. Or others saw it, decided they could not break it and walked away. He was persistent. And that won me over. Somehow I felt he passed the test. My husband is stable, reliable, self-sacrificing and wants the best for his family.…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    And the Winner Is… (excerpt from The Nine Keys)

      This is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Dorothy, Helper (2) married in a 9-year relationship with Alex, Achiever (3)   “My husband is responsible, focused, adaptable, diverse in his interests and a wonderful mix of stable and adventurous. Alex has a huge heart and is a truly kind and caring person. He is a great partner; very conscious of his actions and decisions, and how they impact me, us and our flow.  He can be very sensitive, expressive, affirming, and affectionate.  He is often a great listener and when fully focused, shares heartfelt responses.  He has high self-esteem and a strong drive to be the best in all…

  • living in Greece,  Uncategorized,  Wellness

    How To Get a 70 Euro ($85) Facial for Less Than 1 Euro ($1)

    Shortly after moving to Greece, I began going to a high-end facialist recommended by my friend who is a celebrity chef. Every two weeks for 70 euros (about $85), I’d come out with clean, bright fresh skin. The trick was the AHA treatment, an acid-based solution that exfoliates and brightens your face. For the amount of time I spend in the sun, I felt it was worth it.   But as I’ve transitioned my life away from being a CFO to earn my living as a yoga teacher and author, it has been increasing hard to justify spending 140 euros ($170) a month on my skin. And then I found…

  • Uncategorized

    What is White Tantric Yoga?

    For the Greek translation, scroll down. Για την ελληνική μετάφραση, μετακινηθείτε προς τα κάτω. White tantric yoga is one of the most powerful methods for breaking subconscious blocks (thoughts and thought patterns that hold you back). This yoga form clears up all elements of the subconscious mind so that the actions are based on a clear mind that understands itself.  A person achieves a personal freedom and awareness and thus experiences success.   White tantric yoga was founded by Yogi Bhajan based on the belief that people should be able lead a happy life regardless of the many thoughts and emotions that occur to us throughout the day. Yogi Bhajan…

  • Kundalini Yoga,  living in Greece

    How Airbnb Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

    When I was the CFO of a venture capital firm in San Francisco, one of the managing partners was a Rhodes Scholar. I remember him talking about the scholarship program and how the goal was for the potential “future world leaders” to go to school together. The idea was they would get to know each other from an early age, and the result would be that these relationships would lead to a more peaceful world. While I will never be a Rhodes Scholar, I have recently found another, and potentially faster, path to world peace—Airbnb. 🙂   Earlier this year, I became an Airbnb host. My goal was not a…

  • Uncategorized

    How is yoga different than other forms of exercise?

    Several people have approached me lately asking if they can practice yoga and also do other forms of exercise. I find these questions interesting because it never occurred to me that people might think that you can’t do both together. You can. I do. It is no problem to do yoga and also do other forms of exercise.   I’ll use myself as an example. I do Kundalini Yoga every day with my main kriya being Nabhi Kriya for Prana-Apana. I’ve been doing this kriya for about five years, and I love it. The kriya itself is less than 15 minutes of physical exercise.  I also take 90-minute beach volleyball…

  • Kundalini Yoga

    Kundalini Yoga as the Key to Unlocking the Power of the Enneagram

    I became a Kundalini Yoga teacher as the unintended consequence of a relationship breakup. I first started taking Kundalini Yoga classes to get through that difficult period and a year later, I enrolled in Kundalini Yoga teacher training “just to learn more.” That was 9 years ago, and I’ve since changed my life completely, moving from San Francisco, California to Athens, Greece and trading a 20+ year career as a CPA and finance consultant to teach a combination of Kundalini Yoga and the Enneagram. Along the way, I’ve become more and more convinced that Kundalini Yoga is the key to unlock the true power of the Enneagram. I’ve also become…

  • Uncategorized

    15 Benefits of Long Deep Breathing/ Τα 15 οφέλη της βαθειάς μεγάλης αναπνοής

    For the Greek translation, scroll down. Για την ελληνική μετάφραση, μετακινηθείτε προς τα κάτω. “When you are short of wisdom, breathe.”  Guru Nanak   One of the very best things you can do for your health is long, deep conscious breathing.  As an exercise, breathing is wonderful!  Breathing is free, it requires no additional equipment, you can do it anytime, and it can be practiced by everyone, from the very healthy to the very sick.   Kundalini yoga places a large emphasis on the breath, and breath work is component of every kundalini yoga practice.  One of the most fundamental types of breathing we use is long, deep breathing. This…