cabin john, mD 

Favorite yoga pose & why:

Revolved Bird of Paradise / Parivrtta Svarga Dvijasana.  I had been working towards this posture for months & the first time I ever got into this pose one teacher yelled at me to get out of the pose saying, “We’re not doing that posture!” And I continued to stand proud as ever as they yelled for me to get out of the pose! Now I just love it every time I make it into that posture.

Most challenging yoga pose for you & why:

Lotus Pose / Padmasana. Whenever I attempt to get into this posture I realize how far I am from actually being able to get into this posture…I ask can we ever sit peacefully without being in Lotus?? YES!

Hobbies or other things you like to do:

Hunting Bigfoot, long walks on the beach, competitive cup stacking, soccer, golf , riding my motorcycle and drinking craft beer… Not at the same time... LARP (Live Action Role Playing). Meeting new people. Anything outdoors reading and daydreaming… Usually at the same time.

Why are you a part of the GTM team?

I am part of the Grip the Mat team because I believe in challenging the status quo, shaking things up and evolving personally on the mat in order to walk off the mat and say that you live a life that is crazy awesome amazingly unique full of spontaneous adventure that will inevitably lead you to an ever