Originally from Chicago, Frank was turned onto eastern philosophy at the age of fifteen by his high school English teacher. After an intensive period of reading Jiddu Krishnamurti and what he identifies as a rapid kundalini awakening gone awry at the hands of western medicine, he had a glimpse of what was truly beyond the body. This left a deep longing to find out what happened to him. So he left for California.
Along his journeys he has received certificates from the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco including a two year apprenticeship with faculty, restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Laster Ph.D, personally tutored in Ayurvedic theory with Annapporni Ramasubramanian BAMS, MD, and studied with a host of senior teachers in each of these fields. He is currently undertaking an intense study of Jyotish under the guidance of Pandit Sanjay Rath, heir to the teachings of a 500+ year old lineage of astrologers which is being more openly shared for the first time in history as well as exploring more traditional forms of hatha yoga through the teachings of Zhander Remete.
In his "spare time" he has garnered degrees in English Rhetoric and Literature; taught in both yoga studios and public schools, explored the uses of sensory deprivation tanks and dreams, and worked in the audio-visual arts. His most important experience has been that of becoming a father and finding his true spiritual teacher, Shri Anandi Ma, a realized saint in the ancient tradition of Kundalini Maha Yoga. All this has only served to humble him in realizing how little he actually knows about the workings of the universe.
His approach is simple and down to earth yet steeped in respect for the traditions of India . He has used these disciplines in his own life to not only help alleviate a broad range of symptoms ( sciatica, chronic inflammation, weight loss, tinnitus, headaches...) but bring deeper meaning to life, relationships, and his place in the cosmos however difficult that can be at times. He has found that learning these disciplines from the ground up and implementing simple and steady routines provides the deepest and longest lasting change in a persons life. A weekly class, quick detox, or random workshop just won't cut it. As a lifelong educator he seeks to help you understand what little he has learned and create more discussion around these topics. He currently lives, teaches, and continues to study in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.