I’m an extremely curious person by nature, and was always inclined to dig, explore and experiment with ways of practicing to learn more about myself and the world around me.
I was lucky enough to formally train with some incredible teachers of wonderful arts listed below:
- Traditional Daoist arts with Serge Augier [2014 – 2023]
- Physical Alchemy with Dave Wardman [2013 – 2019]
- Stretch Therapy with Kit Laughlin and Olivia Allnutt [2011 – 2017]
- Traditional Chinese internal arts of Xin Yi Liu He Quan (Heart, Mind & Six Harmonies boxing), Cha Quan (Cha family boxing) and Yang Style Tai Chi with my first teacher Dapeng Wang [2003 – 2012]
- Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor 
Less formally, there are several people who have either directly or indirectly heavily influenced my thinking and approach, and you will find obvious or subtle traces of their approaches throughout my work. These include (in no particular order):
- Adyashanti (Open Gate Sangha)
- Emmet Louis (Modern Methods of Mobility)
- David Grey (David Grey Rehab)
- Damo Mitchell (Lotus Nei Gong)
- Simon Thakur (Ancestral Movement)
- Evolve Move Play (Rafe Kelley)
These people have each made a significant contribution to my education and helped shape who I am today. I am forever indebted to these teachers who dedicated themselves to diving deeply into their chosen arts and were kind enough to share their wisdom with me directly or make it accessible to the public for me to learn from indirectly.
My personal explorations into physical development were previously done under the handle ‘Aware Relaxed Connected’. In 2017 I decided to dissolve ARC and merged into Physical Alchemy, presenting teachings from my various tinkerings alongside Dave Wardman. Soon after that, it became clear that I wanted to dedicate my attention fully to my Daoist studies, and I broke away from Physical Alchemy to focus on training and teaching on my own. I taught as a formal instructor in the Da Xuan school from 2017 – 2023. As of 2024, I have made the decision to continue my explorations independently from any specific system.