I fell in love with Tai Chi while living in the Boston area in the mid 1980's. After studying intensively with Yang-style Master Gin Soon Chu and his son Vincent, I moved to Israel and began teaching Tai Chi in 1993. While living in Jerusalem, I met a remarkable Kabbalah teacher named Hadassah Ben-Yishai who had a very special connection to the Divine. I became a dedicated student and devoted myself to learning how to embrace the unconditional love at the core of everyone's relationship with the Creator.
A few years after I met Hadassah, one of her students approached me asking if I could help him develop a set of movements that correspond to the energy centers (called sefirot in Hebrew) of Kabbalah's Tree of Life. We quickly developed a set of flowing movements and prayers for the sefirot. We called it The Dance of The Tree. Over time, I developed The Dance of the Tree into Sulam Chi, which means Ladder of Life Force Energy.
I returned to the States in 2001 and have continued to teach Tai Chi, Sulam Chi, and other mind/body/spirit practices. I am also the author of Living Wisely, an inspirational self-help book based on the wisdom teachings of Kabbalah and Taoism. I love helping people discover their potential, deepen their own connection to the Divine, and learn how to live with more balance, gratitude, and joy.