Rich travels the world studying and teaching massage therapy and Yoga.
He is former faculty at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Rishikul Yoga, and Mathatitu Yoga Ashram. He has done hundreds of workshops, trainings and retreats internationally, guest lectured at the Ayurvedic College in Mysore, India, in Hamburg, Germany, the Sacred Valley in Peru, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, featured at Wanderlust Chicago, and Bhakti fest Midwest. He has lived and now volunteers in Ukraine offering therapeutic massage, yoga therapy and yoga classes to soldiers, refugees and citizens. He also fronts Akoustikirtan, a revolving band of world-class musicians and has played Kirtan around the world.
A meditation practitioner since 1978, serious student of Yoga since 1998, and teacher since 2001 — Rich incorporates his knowledge of anatomy and physiology with a unique understanding of spirituality in the modern world. Significant teachers have been: TKV Desikachar, V. Venkatesha, Hema Venkatesha, Kim Schwartz, Tias Little, Steven Hartman and over 2 decades with Gabriel Halpern. He promotes a mindful practice, bringing one to the edge of ‘experience’ to ‘witness’ the moment unfold and realize it is us who is the unfolding.