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Industry Sports or Recreation
Location Berkeley, CA
Introduction Richards fascination with bodywork began in 1995 during a trip to a Turkish bath in Antalya, Turkey. After backpacking several long hot summer days in above hundred degree temperatures he found his experience of Turkish bodywork life changing. After his return home he majored in Eastern Philosophy at the University of Memphis. The next four years he dug in deep studying Taoism and Buddhism. Feeling a natural draw toward holistic health and lifestyle he enrolled in massage therapy school in 2000 at Sun Coast College of Natural Health. After graduation he became licensed and Nationally Certified in Massage Therapy and Bodywork. He has taught Anatomy, Physiology and Therapy courses at several colleges and for Yoga instructors. He is a runner, having played soccer from age 5 and competitively into his late 20's. The passion for running on the field as a boy now fuels his efforts on trails training for ultra-marathons. He has a growing Bikram yoga practice and interest in the healing arts. He believes in the power of fitness, health and positive life choices and the innate individual ability to harness, cultivate and grow a more holistic lifestyle.
Interests Fitness, Massage Therapy + Bodywork, Yoga, Running