Meet the Bendable Body team.
We believe every person has the potential to live a great life in a pain-free body. We also know that your journey to achieving and maintaining your full potential is personal and individual. No two clients are ever the same and neither are any two stretches.
We’ve helped baby boomers who’ve witnessed their muscle strength decline over the decades find power and flexibility. We’ve seen chronic pain and stiffness (in all ages) literally disappear. We’ve worked with elite athletes in their prime, enhancing their performance. Regardless of the client’s history, there is a universal end result: Bendable Body changes lives. Period. The Bendable Body method gives people back energy, strength, and mobility so they can reach their full abilities.
No other form of physical training or therapy offers the kinds of lasting results we’ve seen over the past decade. Not yoga. Not physical therapy. Not massage or Rolfing. Not even passive stretching or strength training. Nada. Zip. This is why we do it.
- We love the way this work transforms tired people into gloriously energetic beings.
- We love to see people start doing activities they once believed impossible.
- We love helping professional athletes experience performance gains, stay in the game longer, and retire without the daily pain reminders of a physically challenging career.
- We love how The Bendable Body Method affects our other bodies — emotional, spiritual, cognitive — in addition to our physical body.
- We love that most people experience significant, lasting improvements after only one stretching session.
We get to be part of people’s amazing transformations. Our work is about stretching people to their full potential and that’s why we love it.
I have always been athletic. As a kid, I played a lot of sports. But even way back then my body was extremely tight and inflexible. As a result, I had chronic low back pain, poor digestion, and allergies. After working ten years on Wall Street at Bears Stearns my body had enough. I was broken: physically, mentally and spiritually.
Before Bendable Body, I spent 11 years as an Elite Trainer at The Genius of Flexibility, immersing myself in tremendous personal health upgrades, and helping countless clients do the same. Today I am pain free, at my peak health, and I sprint faster than I did in high school… and it just keeps getting better. I have extensive experience working with athletes at all levels, including NFL Football players, Hall of Fame tennis players, Olympic skiers and windsurfers.
My childhood was spent dealing with severe asthma, allergies, and low energy levels. In high school I tore my ACL — had surgery, rehabbed with physical therapy but was still left with a knee and body that didn’t work quite right. These early experiences motivated my search for a way to heal my body and create a life where I feel good on a daily basis.
Before Bendable Body, I spent 8 years as a Certified NCSA and ACE Personal Trainer. I received Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and spent eleven years as an Elite Trainer and Director of Biomechanics at The Genius of Flexibility.
I have a degree in Religious Studies from The University of California, Santa Barbara. After college I spent 14 years as a monastic at the Vedanta Society of Santa Barbara, studying and practicing philosophy and meditation. When I first heard about resistance stretching, it struck me as something I knew to be true: your body is a map of your mind.
I later learned you can heal and empower yourself by stretching and transforming your fascia. In the same way that the mind is your mental consciousness, fascia is your body consciousness. I discovered that when we stretch in the way that The Bendable Body Method teaches, it is like a meditation for your body.
When I started resistance stretching it was instantly clear that the method is different from any other physical training I had experienced before, and my body desperately needed it. The stretching we did in gym class and on sports teams hurt and never made me feel better or improve my performance.
With The Bendable Body Method I jump higher, run faster, feel light, energetic and clear. My anxiety decreases and I feel more open and ready for life.
“I have tried everything — yoga, massage, Rolfing. The first time the team stretched me — I played squash 4 straight days in a row and on the 4th day I felt exactly the same as I had on the 1st day.”