“If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter – if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self.”
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As a top ranking professional athlete, mind/body educator, personal trainer, and Ashtanga Yoga instructor “Authorized” by the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois ASHTANGA YOGA INSTITUTE (KPJAYI), Eagle has been expanding and evolving his physical and mental energies since early childhood.
In 1992, after Eagle won the Junior World Racquetball Championship titles in singles and doubles and was testing the waters on the Mens Professional International Racquetball Tour (irt-tour.com) a reckless driver ran a traffic light and spun Eagle’s vehicle and personal well being into turbulent chaos. Irreversible damage to Eagle’s lower spine necessitated extensive surgery, including a sacral fusion of the lower vertebrae.
The doctors told Eagle that he would never play sports again.
Through inconceivable pain, emotional turmoil and insurmountable odds, Eagle regained his personal integrity through what he now refers to as FUSION, a broad tapestry of yoga asanas/postures, meditation, breathing, visualization, rhythmic entrainment/Healing, vegan compassionate lifestyle and affirmation exercises. In the spring of 1994 after nearly two years of intensive recovery, Eagle made an unprecedented comeback into the extremely physical world of professional racquetball. He quickly attained a position on the United States National Racquetball Team and ascended to be ranked as one of the TOP TEN PLAYERS IN THE WORLD. The doctors were stunned by his remarkable recovery.
Throughout his career, Eagle has facilitated numerous workshops and shared his personal insights and expertise with fellow athletes and students in Canada, Europe, Honduras, Japan, Jamaica, Mexico, Egypt, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, the Hawaiian Islands and the United States.
In 2001, Eagle retired from professional sports to devote himself to the study and teaching of the practices that made his recovery possible. Eagle embarked on an ambitious journey to seek out the preeminent living masters of the art and science of yoga. This search led him to India, the birthplace of yoga. He has spent over two and a half years time during his 10 annual journeys to India from 2003-2012, training under the late great Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sri R. Sharath Jois at the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in the South Indian city called Mysore. Eagle has continued to study with Sri R. Sharath Jois since the passing of Ashtanga Yoga Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois on May 18th, 2009. Sri R. Sharath Jois has been given the direction of the lineage and of the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Remaining a student of Yoga, Eagle was able to pay respect and study with T. Krishnamacharya’s esteemed students, his son T.K.V. Desikachar in Chennai, India and the legendary B.K.S Iyengar in Pune, India as well. Further yogic studies brought Eagle to attended The Bihar School of Yoga in Bihar, India, the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India, the Vipassana Meditation Centers in Kathmandu, Nepal and Dharmsala, India, the Osho Commune International also in Pune, India and took study to the Kriya Yoga system passed down through the lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ in Dakshineswar, India outside Calcutta, India at the Self-Realization Fellowship.
Eagle’s living and training in India along with 20 years of previous experience with a myriad of yogic paths, has established a firm foundation in living a yogic lifestyle. After extensively studying a broad range of styles, Eagle focuses on the Ashtanga Yoga system, which he has experienced to hold a vibrant universal key to personal health, vitality and self-knowledge. Eagle has made a full decade of annual trips to Mysore, India (2003-2012 – 10th annual) and remains a student of the Ashtanga Yoga master, grandson Sri R. Sharath Jois at the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (www.KPJAYI.org). Eagle has been ‘blessed’ by being “Authorized” by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois as well as Sri R. Sharath Jois to be an ‘Instructor’ of this method of Ashtanga Yoga.
Eagle’s FUSION of Yoga, Ayurveda (the Eastern Science of Self-Healing), Meditation, Breath Control Practice and the perception of “food as medicine” empower his path of service. This FUSION along with Eagle’s time, love and intention are shared in a direct and simple method to help guide you back into balance.
“LIFE IS A FUSION OF ELEMENTS”
FUSION ‘Elements’ is a collection of the very processes, philosophy, Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series, Meditation practices, Food as Medicine Vegan concepts, Visualization exercises and Affirmations that Eagle has used with a profound success throughout his personal healing journey.
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In the Tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India