I thought of writing this in the third person: “Isaac did this, and Isaac did that“. But it seems to me, like so many things in today’s world that would somehow be lacking integrity. So I’ll sit here and try to write from the heart without censorship. I’ll keep it short, unlike this introduction :-)
I started my professional life as a ballet dancer. I danced for some of Europe’s and the U.K.’s top ballet companies. However, the corrections I received from my teachers were always the same: “technically Isaac you’re fantastic, but you must learn to relax your upperbody“.
Of course neither myself or my teachers were aware that I was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. How could I relax my body when there was so much fear and frozen energy trapped in my physiology.
At age 25 I decided to leave the dance world and dedicate my life to healing myself. The anxiety I lived with finally overrode my ambitions to become a ballet star.
I had been introduced to yoga at age 18, and had found it to be a lifeline. From the very first class yoga never failed to make me feel more peaceful inside. So yoga has been and remains the path I have taken toward my own healing, and for over 20 years I have tried and tested many techniques from ashtanga yoga to transcendental meditation, from the teachings of various gurus to the teachings of various plant medicines such as Ayahuasca.
Like so many (it is believed that almost everyone is suffering from some form of trauma today) my life has been about deconditioning myself from the traumatic influences of an unwell society. And what an incredibly beautiful journey it has been! I have met so many inspiring and compassionate people along with the way that I would not change anything for the world. I can only feel gratitude for the fierce grace that has blessed my path.
I can’t say that I exist in a complete state of bliss all the time, bathing in the beauty of every present moment, but I can honestly say I’ve never felt better. The practices I teach have given me much greater control over my emotions and thoughts and there is rarely a day goes by that I am not able to smell the roses.
I have complete faith in the methods I practice and teach and I never teach anything I have not experience for myself. I teach in the hope that what I share will in some small way contribute to helping the student find more peace within themselves, and thus contribute to making the world a better place.
May you and all beings be peaceful, blissful, healthy, and strong!
Other qualifications and skills include:
Certified Yoga Therapist
Certification as a Wim Hof instructor
Graduate of SOAS university with a first class honours in The Study of Religion
Graduate of Cornell University in plant-based nutrition
Certified by the British wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance.