Greg was born in 1962 and raised in Colorado, Massachusetts, Delaware, and Vermont.
He graduated with honors from Cornell University, Arts and Sciences, as a Geology major and is
still fascinated by Geology, Biology and Oceanography. Upon graduation from university, Greg
was a Oceanographer for 3 years and worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and Sea Education
Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
He has run a private practice in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Lenox MA. since the 90's.
Greg holds a Masters of Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture and is licensed in both acupuncture and massage therapy in MA since the 1990's. He is a specialist in acupuncture at Miraval Berkhsires (a Hyatt Destination Resort) www.miravalberkshires.com and part of the Healing Arts Department and Faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health www.kripalu.org
He worked at Canyon Ranch Destination Spa of the Berkshires, LABO Spa in Zurich Switzerland, Exhale Spa of the North End in Boston, and at Chiropractic Associates in Manchester by the Sea, MA. He offers Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Relief of Chronic Pain and Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia, as well as Relaxing Meditative Massage, Thai Massage, Positional Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy.
He has directed over a hundred weekend programs in Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Outdoor Activities, reaching thousands of guests at Kripalu Center, the biggest yoga center in North America. His certifications are 500 hour Professional Kripalu Yoga Teacher, 200 hour Ananda Yoga Teacher, and continuing education with many of the best teachers from various yoga traditions.
Greg lived for 2 years in Switzerland, where he taught courses in point location and endocrinology at the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts in Winterthur and practiced facial acupuncture at LABO Spa, the #1 Urban Spa in Switzerland. www.labospa.ch Greg also holds a TEFL certificate and taught English as a foreign language at Hull's School in Zurich.
In addition to living in Switzerland for 2 years, he has lived/worked in the Findhorn Community in Scotland for 1 year, and has traveled extensively in India, Japan, China, and Thailand.
He founded Centered Heart in 1990. His acupuncture sessions are available at Boundless in West Stockbridge MA www.bound-less.com Greg offers regular Qigong/ Tai Chi classes at 5:00pm on Tuesday afternoons, outdoors, at Eastover Eco-Village and Retreat in Lenox, MA www.eastover.com
Greg teaches comprehensive Chen-Style Qigong and Tai Chi, and is directly mentored by Master Yang Yang Ph.D. of NYC, himself a close disciple of the late Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang. Greg is highly dedicated in his close association with Dr. Yang, a highly respected Tai Chi and Qigong teacher and researcher, and assists him in teaching programs at Kripalu Center and other venues. Greg is a certified teacher of Master Yang Yang's Evidenced-Based Tai Chi and Evidence-Based Qigong Curriculum (EBT and EBQ). www.centerfortaiji.com
Greg has a a very long background in teaching the Five Animal Frolics and Five Element Qigong, the subjects of his DVD, as well as Yang Style partner form. He is associated with Dr. Jay Dunbar and the Magic Tortoise School, which carries on the teachings of the late Master Jou Tsung Hua. www.magictortoise.com
Greg is featured in the 60 minute DVD: Qigong and Tai Chi, Following Movement in Nature. An endorsement of the DVD by Ken Cohen, the highly acclaimed author of The Way of Qigong, and Taoism: Essential Teachings, reads "It is hard to tell who is flowing more smoothly and gracefully-- the water or Greg. This video can help you embody nature and nature's healing energies. It is easy to follow and a joy to watch."
Private and personalized adventures are available, upon request, in the Swiss Alps, Iceland and throughout New England. Greg is an avid adventurer and leader in the outdoors, certified by the Red Cross as a Lifeguard with Waterfront Skills, and experienced in wilderness survival skills. He is a certified Yasei Shinrin Yoku (wild forest bathing) guide which offers one the opportunity to truly connect with Nature and experience a deep sense of place, at peace with Mother Earth.
Greg's depth of knowledge and passion to live life fully as a peaceful warrior is apparent.
Every time we meet may be a transformative experience for you.
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