Growing up in Alaska, Harvey was always active, enjoying everything that the outdoors has to offer since childhood. An avid athlete all his life, Harvey instinctively gravitated towards yoga because of the healing power of the practice, both physically and mentally. At the end of his first yoga class, Harvey felt challenged but clear, open, aware and relaxed simultaneously and he was instantly drawn to the healing power of yoga.
As Harvey continued to advance in his yoga practice since 2009, he witnessed his physical, spiritual and mental transformation greatly affect his professional growth in a very positive manner as well. His passion for yoga ultimately led him to become a certified Hatha, Budokon and SUP yoga instructor and currently, he teaches yoga privately and in group settings part-time.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from the University of Florida and a certified Green Belt in Six Sigma Statistical Analysis, Harvey has an impressive eighteen-year professional career working as a design engineer and Subject Matter Expert for Motorola Solutions.
His engineering career has taken him all over the United States and to countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He specializes in working directly with customers, understanding their issues, and then developing solutions based upon their operational needs.
Harvey’s natural ability to relate to his students, strong communication skills, amicable nature and attention to details when he teaches makes him one of the most sought after private yoga teacher in South Florida. His private and group yoga classes integrate the practice of Hatha and Budokon yoga while focusing on mindful and purposeful movements and using the breath to facilitate those movements.
Each of his yoga classes is unique and playful in both content and flow, allowing students to grow their yoga practice both physically and mentally. Harvey’s classes involve variations and modifications for poses that allow experienced yoga practitioners to explore their edge and deepen their practice while also giving new students the opportunity to experience yoga in a safe environment.
As a prized addition to the dare2detox family, Harvey hopes his involvement will influence other full-time professionals to begin the practice of yoga. He strongly believes that yoga is an integral part of a balanced lifestyle and is extremely passionate about teaching yoga to others because the healing power of yoga has made a tremendous positive impact on Harvey’s professional and personal life.