Nick has been interested in health and fitness since he was 12 when he began to explore strength training and sports conditioning. A 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 moved from Toronto to California to spend 3.5 years apprenticing with world famous Taoist Arts master Lee Holden. He then went on to make made a name for himself as a Qigong and Taoist Yoga teacher across Silicon Valley.
There, Nick spent 4 years as an on-site movement teacher at 1440 Multiversity, the mindfulness retreat center of companies like Google and Apple. He also taught Qigong as PTSD therapy to police, firefighters, and military through the non-profit Resiliency First. Nick's work brought him to teach with a variety of populations, such as youth at the outpatient mental hospitals of Evolve Treatment Centers, busy mom's at prestigious Yoga studios, athletes and trainers at strength training facilities like Trilogy Fitness, and old folks at senior's homes.
Nick now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the city of Boise, Idaho, with his fiance and their cat and dog. His passion now is sharing online through a variety of platforms, so as to reach the maximum number of people with his message of the very real possibility of healing, even when it seems the most hopeless.