Born in the City.
Raised with an imagination.
Explorer of the worlds.
I grew up in a city that was known for its violent culture. We were poor like everyone else yet the mindset of my parents always seemed to be on the optimistic side of life. They seemed to understand that poverty was a mindset not a form of reality.
My parents were young when they had me, so they were still exploring the world they were living in. They were both artist whom had no time for art because they both had to work long days to put food on the table and keep the lights on. Yet whenever they could, they would be creative with the little we had.
Their creativity opened up pathways for me to explore my own imagination and to experience the world in a different way.
In the early 2000s I started to play around with sound and how it effected the environments I was traveling through. I would walk through cities playing a with a wooden flute and see how people would react. It was indeed an interesting experiment that led me to further understand how strong of a connection we have to music.
Actually this exploration of sound started much earlier on a cheap multitrack Casio keyboard that my parents bought when I was a teen. But there were no new age genres then so I didn’t really let anyone hear it.
a sound journey guide I have set the tone for corporate retreats, private dinners and office openings for Remedy Partners. Charles and Matt Wiggins brought me into the company to offer people an alternative to stress relief. This also gave me the opportunity to work with Quartet Health for mental health week.
In 2010 while living in Dominican Republic and Maui I created Iron Yogis and began formulating a Meditative Strength Training which i called Combat Yoga. The combat aspect is between the mind and the body. By breaking old patterns through the physical body you gain access to deeper connections within the mind.
I’ve been teaching the arts for over 15years and I am certified in Yoga and Qigong as an instructor (continuing studies)
I am back in the Philadelphia area raising a family, sharing my arts and experiences.
Mondays at royalstrikingmma 11:30 am
$15 drop in fee for non members
Also offering private sessions at this location as well.
I available to teach Private 1 on 1and group sessions in Fishtown or at a
For inquiries about training, art or music contact
Iron Gump via email