About Me

I am the happiest when connecting with people. I know miracles are everyone’s right, but purification is necessary first. Since early days I have been my own teacher, but always seeking out different teachings from different gurus. I became somewhat competent at Xing Yi boxing, Taoist qigong, meditation, Hatha Yoga, body language and vocal tonality, dog psychology, and home cooking.

My experience dealing with a broad range of human behavior is rather extensive, due to my past careers. I am highly conscientious,  highly extraverted, moderate in agreeableness and openness, low in neuroticism.

My career has been filled with different experiences. For fifteen years, I was involved in casino operations and professional gambling. The casino jobs had me change places a lot, from Moscow to Monte Carlo to Miami. I quit casinos so that I could teach yoga classes full time, serving as an assistant to Jimmy Barkan in the United States.

After I had moved to live in Asia in 2006, I opened, grew and eventually sold my own yoga studio Yoga Evolution Phuket, which enjoyed a seven-year successful run serving thousands of clients.

As a professional yoga teacher, over the years I’ve got into all aspects of teaching yoga in the modern world: I taught big and small yoga classes, special programs, retreats, and teacher training courses in the USA, Thailand, Germany, Switzerland, China, Indonesia, and Singapore, some in partnership with Absolute Yoga, and some under the banner of my own Yoga Expert Academy education suite. With Cherry Wang, we co-created the Beijing’s YIHE42 Yoga Academy.

I make probiotics for my own use and I share them with others.

I don’t spend much time on Facebook because it is exhausting. Instead, you may want to use this website to send me a message and say hi.

I’m a registered yoga teacher at the advanced level with the Yoga Alliance (ERYT-200) and a Continued Education Provider (YACEP). Find out more

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Here’s the list of my skills for your amusement:

Casino Operations
◊ Table game operations: dealing, supervision, gaming lessons
◊ Gaming floor security and surveillance
◊ Counter card–counting, cheat prevention and spotting
◊ Table personnel basic training and continued education
◊ Professional dealing of poker games
◊ Poker psychology and body language skills
◊ Casino hospitality, player rating systems, VIP guest relations
◊ Gaming policy, procedure setting, control
◊ Mathematics and psychology of casino games, table rule modifications as a marketing tool
◊ Accounting: table drop counts, slot drop counts, reports, statistics, key control, audits

Crisis Management, Basic Fire–fighting, and Survival at Sea
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I am certified for Crisis Handling at the managerial level

Wedding Procession, Master of Ceremony
◊ I’m a fully–qualified and experienced wedding celebrant of universal weddings

Dog Psychology
◊ Solving people’s dog–related problems
◊ Solving dogs’ problems
◊ Choosing a puppy, choosing a dog for adoption
◊ Healthy dog ownership

Yoga & Meditation Classes, Teacher Training, and the Business of Yoga Studio Operations
◊ Beginner Yoga Class expert teacher
◊ Hot Yoga expert teacher
◊ Gentle yoga and meditation tutor
◊ Experienced Yoga Teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance (ERYT-200)
◊ Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider (YACEP)
◊ Yoga class evaluation, feedback, and making improvements
◊ Teacher training, yoga retreat, and special event development
◊ Group events: preparation and facilitation
◊ Yoga studio business planning, development, facility planning
◊ Yoga studio to hot yoga studio conversions
◊ Maximizing efficiency, improvement of daily operations
◊ Staff training and motivation
◊ Membership pricing and class scheduling
◊ Flow design, maintenance
◊ Marketing, sales, retail, inventory, and accounting

Communication, Assessment, and Consulting
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I give lessons in improvement of body language & tonality for inter–personal and inter–group needs
◊ People skills and Savoir–vivre
◊ Presentation skills
◊ I can maximize marketing, sales, and advertising of services

Wellness, Regenerative Detoxification, Nutrition
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Natural health and healthy habit coaching
◊ Detox program explanations, program assessments, post–cleanse recommendations
◊ Dr. Bernard Jensen’s bowel management for tissue cleansing
◊ Dr. Robert Morse’s regenerative detox methods
◊ Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet

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