I got my first formal training in asana, pranayama and meditation after college, and then more later in the mid-late 90s. I co-owned and taught in a local studio and also freelanced in different states, and later in Asia while transitioning away from film for a while.
When I started studying more in depth about meditation (after being introduced as a teenager by my swami) I was drawn to the Tibetan tradition rather than the Advaita Vedanta of my yoga lineage (although they both cite the realization of non-duality as a fundament). Once I eventually got connected to a local center and practiced over the years, that resulted into my eventual departure from Washington 20+ years later to study and practice full time. I first went to Colorado for three years and from there travelled to Asia, Europe, and Canada attending teachings, and doing group and solo retreats. I moved back to the Washington area in 2008 and continued to practice – sometimes with others, but mostly on my own.