At the same time as events in my narrative about Learning, in school I studied architectural engineering, then architectural history while playing the oboe for fun. Performance had always been my first love, and eventually I changed my career – I ended up being a freelance musician in New York City for almost 15 years.

Eventually, a combination of events made it clear that it was time for me to spend more of my time learning about my self. I left New York and lived 3 years in the ashrams of Amma, an Indian teacher known formally as Mata Amritanandamayi.

After I left Amma’s ashram in India, I spent quite a few years assimilating the deluge of information I had absorbed there but not understood. Gradually it came together and found form in my re-acquaintance with the Feldenkrais Method, which I now teach.

photo above by Malcolm Crowthers

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