“Some of your hurts you have cured, and the sharpest you’ve even survived,but what torments of grief you’ve endured, from evils which never arrived.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rick did not find yoga until his middle age, that is, after 50 years of age. He was feeling fine through his 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. But, then he developed some mid-life aches and pains in the form of tendinitis in both elbows and a pain in his back underneath the shoulder blade. After 6 weeks of practice as a beginner, he noticed the pain in the elbows was gone and the shoulder blade issue was subsiding. That was all it took for him to realize that he found something real and special. He continued practicing at Nourishing Storm for two years attending a wide variety of classes and events. Then, he boldly signed up for and completed the Teacher Training Program at NS, earning his 200 RYT in Vinyasa Flow in April 2016.
In addition to the practice of yoga, Rick enjoys kayaking and gardening. “It is my belief,” he says, “that yoga will keep me in good, physical shape so that I can continue to do the things I love, and love and be loved by family and friends for many years to come.” He tries not to worry and this quote has proved to be helpful for him during some of life’s troubling, challenging times.