Chuck Creel

While growing up in New York, Chuck was taught from a early age to be truthful. So the study and love of truth has been a major part of his life ever since. He has been an athlete his whole life and has completed numerous marathons and Ironman Triathlons. During training in the early 90′s he was introduced to yoga. Knowing the pain and tightness that comes from extreme endurance training, yoga became his answer to a more balanced physical and mental fitness routine. Knowing the pain and tightness that comes from extreme endurance training, yoga became his answer to a more balanced physical and mental fitness routine. A few weeks after finishing an Ironman competition on the Big Island of Hawaii in ‘99, Chuck participated in a TARA-Process workshop that helped him recognize his path of mental and physical truths. The experience was life changing and he realized that his life in New York would never be the same.Upon returning he began the process of change; liquidating his construction company, selling his house, and eventually traveling to Asia, New Zealand and Australia. During this time, he devoted most of his time to workshops, retreats and intensives centered on massage, reflexology, fasting/cleansing and yoga. Healso completed several 10-day silent meditation retreats. Next, Chuck’s path brought him to India where he met a beautiful teacher, Clive Sheridan. Chuck spent many long retreats over many years with Clive learning about Tantra yoga and its subtle and very powerful pranayama practices. He also spent time exploring and experiencing the Himalayas and other parts of India during this time.Chuck has found that incorporating the practice of meditation and pranayama into daily life has allowed the release of emotions and sensations trapped within the body, establishing an overall sense of stillness and feeling of inner peace. He is grateful to the wide range of people who have provided insight, support and wonderful experiences along his path. Chuck now, and for many years, lives his life in serene nature on the Big Island of Hawaii, being present and ofservice to anyone who crosses his path.