My twenties and thirties were devoted to being a wilderness tracker, vision quest guide and recovery counselor. I did not personally have a substance abuse problem, but relied on being true and present for life as a primary teaching. I loved leading people deep into the mountains and desert and was profoundly inspired by the courage and creativity of my students.
Early intimate relationships were filled with heartache and repeating poor patterns. I eventually found myself in a seven-year sexless marriage made difficult by lack of truth-telling and poor relationship skills in general.
I then made a deep study of intimacy and masculine-feminine dynamics with personal coaching, numerous workshops and other programs in addition to being in extended love relationships with tantric practicioners.
I created rewarding workshops in communication, intimate relationship and sacred sexuality. This includes becoming a Certified Tantra Educator. Now I coach individuals and couples who want a better experience of intimacy.
Some of my outstanding teachers: Bodhi Avinasha, David Deida, Baba Dez Nichols, Jim Benson, Kamaladevi McClure and Scott Catamas. The work of Marshall Rosenberg (Non-Violent Communication) and participation with the Human Awareness Institute (www.hai.org) deeply informs my life.
I’ve been immersed in earth-based spirituality for most of my life. I’m a sundance singer as a member of the Native American Church and I am an ordained ULC minister. Oh, and the best thing is that I’m the father of two amazing sons.