“It’s not surprising that I found my vocation in translating the practices of yoga into a sensible approach to fitness for firefighters. I have been passionately pursuing yoga and meditation since college. My father spent 34 years of his life as a firefighter–and I spent 20 years after college trying to convince him that yoga was a good thing for firefighters to do!
Before my teenage years, my father and I were very close. But by the time I hit high school, we started to perceive and relate to the world very differently and the arguments began. When I dropped out of my graduate program in solid state chemistry to travel to India, our relationship became even more strained. I became enthralled with yoga, meditation, vegetarianism, and the practices of ahimsa, non-violence. But my love for yoga was threatening to my dad’s way of life, and I had no idea how bridge the differences in our beliefs about the way life worked.”
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