Today, I get excited about:
- rational fasting
- vitality and evolution of consciousness
- regenerative detoxification, healthy weight loss, and longevity
- the gut-brain axis
- yoga, meditation, and prayer
- reading, thinking, and writing
- indie publishing
I have nothing clever to say. 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 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.
I created my own style of Hot Yoga, called the Hot Yoga Evolution. 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.
Every summer in Switzerland together with Heidi Ulrich I teach my 200-hour yoga teacher training. I’ll have one in Germany in 2018, too.
I’m an experienced teacher; in the past 12 years, I taught over 12,500 hours of yoga. Now, my focus is on my own practice. I am taking a break from public teaching and from online teacher coaching, but you can practice with me in the online yoga class.
Mostly, I’m a teacher.
Since I am 7 years old, I’ve always been teaching someone to do something.
In addition to teaching, I have some quite diverse areas of expertise. For example, I excel at a fast development of transferable skills.
I am good at the performing of complicated tasks, “thinking on my feet”, and overcoming complex business challenges within fast-paced, high-pressure environments.
Here’s the list of my skills for your amusement:
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
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
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
I give lessons in improvement of body language & tonality for inter–personal and inter–group needs
People skills and Savoir–vivre
I can maximize marketing, sales, and advertising of services
Wellness, Regenerative Detoxification, Nutrition
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