Ras grew up in Boulder CO, and came to the path of Zen through martial arts. After 7 years of dedicated studies in the Yang arts of Brazilian jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Colligate Wrestling, it became apparent that there was too much fire in his life. He dabbled with Asana in high school, and loved how it helped him feel more centered and on point in the midst of combat; but never took yoga very seriously.
A few years later a build up of lingering injuries from years of abuse signaled that it was time to move from the heat of the fire, and into the flow of water. He remember how awesome yoga made him feel, and in the summer of 2011 stopped all other forms of training, and dedicated himself to yoga. After a few short months he took his first teacher training through Corepower, and has been snow balling into the eight limbed path ever sense. In his experience he found Yin yoga to be the most effective style for injury rehabilitation, and hopes to spread the love that has helped his life so dearly. “Sit with me in Yin, and find your inner Zen”