Jeff studied nutrition in college before attending the Cordon Bleu and worked in France for two years. He went on to work as a professional chef for 15 years. He began his exploration and studies of yoga in 1998 due to stress from a high-powered restaurant career and an injury running the New York marathon.
Shifting his focus inward, he explored different yogic paths before finding the BKS Iyengar yoga system. This system's more therapeutic approach, focusing on alignment and breath, has profoundly affected his presence and balance in life. After several years of practice, Jeff enrolled in their three-year teacher training program and has been teaching since 2007. Additionally, he has studied with the Iyengar family in Pune, India, for four semesters. He is certified as a yoga instructor and therapist by the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association, Yoga Alliance, the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
From his health and culinary background and yogic studies, he developed an interest in Ayurveda. He graduated from the California College of Ayurveda as a Clinical Ayurvedic and Panchakarma Specialist. He went on to study Panchakarma, Marma, Sound, and Color therapies, and Ayuryoga with Dr. Ladd in New Mexico and Pune, India, and has apprenticed as a Panchakarma technician at the Somatherram Medical research center in Kerala, India.
Jeff broadened his herbal background by studying Chinese, Western and Ayurvedic herbology at the International Integrative Education Institute in Oregon, and is a Certified Clinical Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild.
In 2010 Jeff established Three Seasons Ayurveda, a full-service Holistic health practice in Santa Monica, California, offering Ayurvedic, herbal and dietary consultations and evaluations, detoxification and nutritional programs, therapeutic yoga instruction, and holistic cooking classes. Three Seasons Ayurveda is a licensed herbal pharmacy supplying personalized herbal formulas, teas, tinctures, and medicated oils.
Whether you are a beginner learning the fundamental concepts of Ayurveda, or learning more in depth and to study Ayurveda as a professionally path - we would love to help you along your journey!