Ben has been practicing yoga and meditation since his teenage years, when he was introduced to the practice by his father, who owned a yoga studio in Philadelphia. While enrolled at Peabody Conservatory to study classical guitar, he spent a summer at the Omega Institute, where he had a life-changing experience in meeting Lama Surya Das, a lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, with whom he has undertaken numerous silent meditation retreats.
Ben moved to Paris in the summer of 2013 and soon discovered Affordable Yoga in Paris. Resolving shortly after to take a yoga teacher training in order to strengthen his practice, he completed a 200-hour RYT in July 2014 at the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC.
In addition to yoga, Ben is passionate about music, regularly giving concerts as well as sharing his improvisations and songs in yoga and meditation classes. He has appeared at the Buddhist Geeks festival, the Buddhafest film festival, and in retreats with Lama Surya Das and Krishna Das, in addition to concert halls and venues on three continents. Ben offers a vinyasa flow with emphasis on the breath and how to integrate the practice into daily life.