Born in Oregon, 1990…
Adam was first exposed to yoga after high school in 2008. Being tall and playing the saxophone for many years led to severe inflexibility and strength imbalances. After taking a “body mapping” class at Portland State University, he became more aware of the pain in his body and set an intention to eliminate it. Lotus pose, down dog, and back bending seemed impossible in the early days, but with consistent effort he managed to surpass these and other obstacles. After moving to NYC in 2013 for a modeling job, Adam discovered Ashtanga yoga and was hooked. Studying in a semi-private “Mysore style” setting, this allowed him to focus deeply into his body without the constant verbal instruction of a teacher. In 2015 he attended a 10 day Vipassana course to deepen his meditation practice and continues to explore this modality. In 2016 he started incorporating bodywork into sessions with his private yoga students, inspiring him to attend Pacific College of Oriental Medicine to pursue a BA in massage therapy. In 2017 he finished a yoga teacher training with Jared McCann at Lighthouse yoga in Brooklyn. Adam is grateful to continue his yoga education as an assistant under his teacher Michael Guiou.
Just Naked is a platform for social nudists of all genders to find local events and meet like-minded folks. Started by Adam and his partner Lea in 2018, the group has grown to include naked drawing, yoga, poetry reading, and dance classes (with many more events coming soon). If you have ever been curious about social nudism but didn’t know where to start, Just Naked is the answer. [justnaked.com]