If I were one of 100 people in a room, I would be more assertive than 99 of them and less assertive than 0 of them. That’s because I’ve got a bit of personality, I have to tell you. Knowing the Big Five, you will know that it must be not easy for me to live with myself (that’s a joke):
1. Agreeableness: Moderately Low
(Compassion Moderately High, Politeness Very Low)
2. Conscientiousness: Exceptionally High
(Industriousness High, Orderliness Exceptionally High)
3. Extraversion: Very High
(Enthusiasm Moderately Low, Assertiveness Exceptionally High)
4. Neuroticism: Exceptionally Low
(Withdrawal Exceptionally Low, Volatility Exceptionally Low)
5. Openness to Experience: Very High
(Intellect Exceptionally High, Openness High)
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 employment as a problem solver. 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.
The list of my past teachers is rather extensive as I have always been bent on learning, have had the time and opportunity to learn, as well as have been given the right personality to pursue learning with.
Nowadays, I continue to study with the good doctors, especially Bernard Jensen, Dr. Robert Morse, Prof. Arnold Ehret, and a few others. Also, in a rather intense (obsessive?) way, I study with Jordan B. Peterson, the three Russian Buddhas L. Tolstoy, F. Dostoevsky, and A. Solzhenitsyn, and M. Eliade. I am learning to understand F. Nietzsche, V. Frankl, and The Bible. G. Orwell, S. Lem, P. Picasso, Kondrad Witz, Michelangelo, L. Davinci, P-A Renoir, Eugène Delacroix, and Hilton Hotema shall also be credited with whatever good there is in my understanding of the world and how I can act within it.
I make probiotics for my own use and I share them with others.
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
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 Firefighting, 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 interpersonal and inter-group needs
◊ People skills and Savoir-vivre
◊ Presentation skills
◊ I can maximize marketing, sales, and advertising of services
Wellness, Regenerative Detoxification, and 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 and Rational Fasting
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