Nick has been interested in health and fitness since he was 12 when he began to explore strength training and sports conditioning. At few sharp turns later (heavy drug use and head traumas), at 17, Nick wound up hospitalized and medicated for paranoid psychosis. Two years of medication left him with cystic acne, eczema, depression, compromised digestion, and chronic brain fog.
Not being one to take "impossible" for an answer, Nick ignored the cynicism of doctors and psychiatrists and forged a path back to health for himself. He explored many different paths of yogic, buddhist, and taoist practices, as well as just about every specialized dietary philosophy available, and slowly uncovered the principles that helped him to heal.
For his formal Qigong training, Nick spent 3 years apprenticing with world famous Taoist Arts master Lee Holden, and has since made a name for himself as a Qigong and Taoist Yoga teacher across silicon valley.
Nick is an on-site movement teacher at 1440 Multiversity, the mindfulness retreat center of companies like Google and Apple. He also teaches Qigong as PTSD therapy to police, firefighters, and military through the non-profit Resiliency First, and shares Qigong with youth drug offenders and mental health patients at Evolve Treatment Centers.