Akasha began his yoga studies as a boy before he knew how to give it a label. Probably his first initiation was watching Star Wars and dreaming of being a Jedi knight or one of the many westerns portraying a hero rescuing someone from the bad guys. He practiced martial arts with the intention of being a warrior preparing himself to battle the dark forces.
It was many years later that he realized the battle was within.
Yogi Bhajan was his first living Yoda and his answer to his dreams. Yogi Bhajan’s radiance and compassion fueled Akasha’s desire to be true to his heart. He was taught to be grateful and to understand that the divine lives in all of us and that we must become our teacher. These wonderful tools of insight have given him the courage to surrender when his life is too constricted and the compassion to embrace his fears when his doubts and insecurities hinder his path.
Akasha humbly bows to Yogi Bhajan in gratitude.
Daily he continues to explore, learn and immerse himself into his practice. He resides half of his year between Alabama and Virginia living, teaching, running a business and caring for his son. The other part of the year he spends travelling, learning and sharing with others.
Akasha is co-owner of Birmingham Yoga and director of Birmingham yoga teacher training. He offers several retreats and workshops throughout the year. He maintains a strong personal yoga practice (sadhana) that combines the daily practice of pranayama, mantra, meditation, Kundalini and Ashtanga asana (Primary, Secondary and Third Series). His classes reflect his personal approach and will include the traditions of Kundalini and classical Ashtanga for a heart-centered class that will leave the student toned, stretched, centered and open, from the inside out.
Sa Ta Na Ma - http://www.kundaliniyoga.org/kyt15.html