Rich began his Yoga practice with hope for it to aid him in healing injuries sustained from his love to martial arts and extreme sport activities. But he grew to love Yoga as way of life, integrating Yoga philosophy and practical methods in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of his life.
At his early age he got qualification of doctor majoring in medical care at Rostov State Medical University of the Federal Agency of Healthcare and Social Development.
His passion to personal development brought him to meet and learn from different teachers in Europe, India, Russia, Kazakhstan and Thailand, over the years he has been exploring asana and pranayama practice, kriyas, meditation, ayurveda, herbal medicine, reiki, su djok, cold water treatment and art of cooking health food.
The practice of Ashtanga Yoga had a huge impact on Rich and within this practice he found himself in his true element. Ashtanga or “eight limbs” brings the body, mind and spirit into alignment for greater health, happiness, gratitude, kindness and spiritual growth. Rich is studying Ashtanga with R. Sharath Jois at Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Institute in Mysore, India which is number one center of Ashtanga in the world. He also got his asana and pranayama training and certification in Rishikesh, India. As a Yoga teacher Rich is affiliated to Yoga Alliance International he is settled in Phuket teaching Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, different yoga workshops, anatomy, art of adjustment, yoga therapy, chanting etc.
Initially Rich has started his Yoga Therapy studies at the Saint-Petersburg Institute of Eastern Methods of Rehabilitation at the Faculty of Yoga Therapy and over the years of practice he developed his unique approach to the Yoga Therapy practice.
Rich is famous with strict but also warm and personal approach to the teaching of Yoga. He is talented with a special natural vision of students needs which allows him to guide them in their practice in a right direction to achieve the best result on their path of Yoga.