I’m the creator of the Still Light Center system and school of Thai Yoga Massage. I’m also the author or contributor of 15 books and manuals on the subject including the #1 Amazon Best-Seller in 14 categories, “The Joy of Giving Massage: How to Give a Massage so Good You’ll Want to do it All the Time”
My story is that I have been giving and teaching Thai Yoga Massage since 2002. I found it shortly after my father’s passing when I was feeling particularly lost, vulnerable and alone. I was drawn to it out of a deep need to live a life more full of love and to find a great way to help people. I was also tired of sitting behind a computer screen for eight hours a day!
I am forever grateful for all the ways it has supported me, financially, but even more in learning what it means to be a man and a human being in a beautiful and troubled world. I do it, I teach it, I share it because of the deep peace it brings. Because it is a vehicle for learning about universal loving kindness, aka Metta.
When I say vehicle, I guess I’m thinking of something like a Tesla on rocket fuel, because it is this environmentally friendly technique that is so effective at helping others with their aches, their pains, their energy. But Thai Yoga Massage also teaches you so much about yourself, is a gateway to personal health -physical, psychological, spiritual- and shows you how you have a place in this world that is so valuable.
I’m at the point in my career where Thai Yoga Massage has been there to help support me with the passing of my father, the passing of my primary massage teacher, the loss of important friends, the end of two long-term relationships, a cross-continent uprooting (that included some major sh!t!) and my greatest gift -and challenge- the raising of my daughter.
Like an anchor in the deepest ocean it has helped ground and support me through these life opportunities. It has been a teacher, a companion, a friend to help me find my smile, to heal from deep-rooted pain, to find radiant energy