For Levi, true yoga resides in the breath. It’s the difference between simply stretching and opening a channel to profound realization.
That channel has expanded considerably since he first experienced it while he was a breakdancer. From a trickle, it’s become a stream, and now a full-fledged river. Perhaps the biggest single influence was his first yoga teacher training, in Sedona, Arizona, in 2007, when he stopped eating meat and sugar, drinking alcohol and caffeine, and using drugs.
Following that training, Levi lived with a shaman in Sedona for a couple of months, then moved to Portland to live in all-male spiritual community named The Men’s Vision House, where he taught yoga and studied pranayama, meditation, and Iyengar restorative yoga. By this time, the narrow channel he’d originally opened was becoming a rushing torrent.
It was during the five years he lived in The Men’s Vision House that he first visited Guatemala to learn Spanish first hand. It was then back and forth for him to the magical Lake Atitlan where he went to deepen his yoga and shamanic studies. From there he started to travel more and more and began going to India on a regular basis. At the same time as his love of yoga was flowing more and more powerfully, it was being joined by the growing tributaries of astrology and breathwork.
Levi first became interested in astrology as a child, when he studied the moon cycles on his dad’s day planner, but it was only when he discovered shamanic astrology that he felt that total sense of rightness that only comes when something is in full alignment with our highest values. Mentored by Daniel Giamario, Levi has his Associates Degree in Shamanic Astrology and is on the Board of Directors of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School.
More recently, as he’s combined his love of yoga and astrology with breathwork, it feels as if those three rivers are flowing together to become a great ocean, with the support of other disciplines such as leading cacao ceremonies. All of them, of course, underpinned by the breath.
Levi is certified to teach pranayama through Kaivalyadhama, one of the first yoga research centers in the world by his teacher, the living pranayama master, Shri O.P. Tiwari.
Levi also apprentices with Linda Star Wolf, founder of Shamanic Breathwork. Levi is a Master-level Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and an Ordained Shamanic Minister through Venus Rising Association for Transformation.
Levi grounds all of these aspects through his daily yoga practice with his teachers Prem and Radha Carlisi at the Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center. Two of the most experienced practicioners of the Ashtanga Yoga tradition.
Levi now lives in Bali, Indonesia. You can find Levi teaching regular classes, hosting workshops, immersions and teacher trainings at the world renown Yoga Barn in Ubud, Or on his international travels to your local studios, sacred locations and concious culture festivals world-wide.