Hi. My name is Darren. I am a spiritual teacher of the heart. I help people still their minds, open their hearts, and access the divinity within themselves. With over twenty years experience teaching yoga, offering reiki sessions and classes, and transforming lives through sound vibration, it is my absolute pleasure to support you in any way I can.

I meet you with a heart full of compassion because I too have experienced the suffering that comes with being human! When I was younger, my mind would race a million miles an hour 99% of the time. I was constantly reacting to the outside world in a way that created emotional turmoil for myself. Achieving a state of balance was very difficult for me and never lasted for very long.

My life began to shift in my 20’s when I moved to Los Angeles and discovered yoga. Yoga taught me to still my mind. Stillness allowed me to access my heart and allowed me to listen to my soul. Inspired to share in the same way that my yoga teacher was sharing, I studied yoga and began to teach myself.

At the time, I was pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter. As a recording artist, I was blessed to get a lot of songs placed as background music on well known television shows. But by way of my yoga practice, I also discovered Kirtan, the call and response singing of devotional mantra music. The discover of Kirtan changed my musical path as I began to incorporate mantra with uplifting English lyrics. One of my favorite things to do in life now, is to offer Kirtan which utilizes sacred sound vibration to elevate one’s consciousness.

Shortly after discovering Kirtan, I also rediscovered reiki which I had been introduced to in my early 20’s. Simply put, reiki is love. It is the universal life force energy that sustains us, nourishes us, and guides us in the right direction. Inspired to share reiki with others, I completed all 3 levels of training and then became a master teacher. I love offering reiki to people and love teaching reiki classes which allow people to learn how to use reiki to heal themselves and others. Reiki created space for my intuition to bloom in an unexpected way to serve my clients. I receive clairaudient messages from the divine to pass along that support their highest growth. My intuition also serves to guide me forward with grace and ease moment to moment to moment.

Now in my mid 40’s, I’m happy to say that most of my suffering is over and I owe it to my spiritual practice. Every morning begins with at least 30 minutes of mediation. And every evening ends with at least the same. Through meditation and my other spiritual practices, I have been awakened to the peace, love, and joy within myself. I now know that bliss is the essence of my being because I have a direct experience of it.

If you need support in any way, I am here for you. Just reach out via the contact page!

Love & Light, Darren.

 Here are some of my studies and accomplishments that contribute to my various heart-centered offerings. I am so grateful to every teacher who has blessed my path with their presence!

  • 200 hour Hatha yoga teacher training with Tamal Dodge

  • 200 hour Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher training with Shiva Rea

  • Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan studies with David Newman Durga Das & Sean Johnson

  • Reiki studies with Jyogen Hakata-Kohler, Susan J. Squittieri, & Lisa Guyman

  • Author of Create Your Dream Life Now: A Workbook & Guide For Manifesting Your Destiny by HCI Books

  • Author of numerous yoga related articles featured in L.A Yoga Magazine and For Your Health Magazine

  • Sound healing studies with Annie Bond

  • Integrated Energy Therapy training with Barbara Stepniak

  • Angelic Liquid Light Healing with Geordie Numata

  • Yoga2Life Life Coaching Graduate

  • Vedic meditation training with Tom Knowles

  • Vocal training with Sloane Reali

  • Songwriting studies through the Berkely school of Music & Cliff Goldmacher

  • Meisner Acting training at the Esper Studio, NYC