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Body, Breath, Heart, Mind and Spirit.

Through these 5 paths, I have experienced many aspects of growth and living. The journey hasn't stopped as I can continue to... 

I grew up in a city where opportunities to change were scarcely available. Survival was the growth process and working is all my parents knew. Yet they did use their imaginations to make the best of our situation which allowed me to wonder more about the world outside of this “norm.” So I began to question and observe more, which often challenged these notions of “this is how it is and how its going to be.” This led me on my quest to understand more of the world around and inside of me....I’m still exploring and sharing where and when I can.

 

I've traveled, explored and experienced different cultures in different parts of the world. These experiences allowed me the opportunity to learn how living life fully rather than foolishly was like through the eyes and hearts of others.After returning from my travels I began to dive deeper into my most direct expression of these experiences. Through my art, music and moving meditation practices I continue to connect the lessons taught to me by elders, strangers, nature, the body, the breath and the silence beyond.

For over 20 years I have been exploring and teaching meditative arts. I've learned Kung Fu conditioning, Yogic principles/practice and "martial" Qi gong body and breath development from a few special masters during that time. 

I have developed my own simple yet effective practice through this self exploration and I have taught it in my travels. 
 

Music started to become a major part of my daily life and practices. I began to share this musical experience in the form of Sound Journeys. I shared these journeys in different parts of the world in order to stimulate imaginations, relax minds and to find a common place of communication.  I recorded some of these dreamtime journeys live and then post edited them for people to enjoy in the comfort of their homes.

www.soundcloud.com/iron-gump

I have taught Meditative Strength Training and led Sound Journeys in Maui, Hawaii, Dominican Republic, Maderas Village, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. On travels I spent time sharing and working with Haitian refugees, Hawaiian elders, entrepreneurs from around the world, street kids, locals and anyone who was willing to explore their imagination. I did this all with limited funds and with no expectations of an outcome good or bad.

Being back in Philadelphia has given me the opportunity to share what I have learned/continue to learn.

My way of teaching/sharing is getting to understand how each person's body moves and then work on developing a proper blue print for them to create an optimal environment for growth and health.