The motivation for Anatomy in Motion I was born & raised in Kathmandu, Nepal till the age of 10. In a country where hot water, consistent power supply & education were luxuries; my loved ones made HUGE sacrifices to send me to the UK. When I landed, there was an instant communication barrier. I couldn’t speak English very well! I craved to connect with the other kids, mainly to be accepted. I felt so different! It was only by immersing myself in sports (rugby in particular) that I was able to break this barrier. This is where my love (and need) for movement started. Even as a kid, I have always strived to be the best in everything I do. As I matured into my late teens; like many, I didn’t have a clue of what I wanted from life! Without direction, I wandered through these years lost. At my lowest point I was self-sabotaging, partying alot and alienated my loved ones. This forced me to make a conscious decision - I wanted to work to be a better man! This is where my passion for health and movement started as this was the only outlet that I had growing up where I felt at home. When I was immersed in physical activity I felt connected. Finding your passion is easy – we all probably have a passion for a number of things! But to continue to grow your passion into something more meaningful often means investing time, energy & TAKING ACTION! I started by borrowing money (the only loan I’ve ever taken) to study and committing to move to London on my own at the age of 20. This was a huge turning point for me for many reasons. The most important one was that through this shift I realised that I had a deep thirst for learning and a love of teaching. “I was disillusioned after working 7 years in a misguided industry..an industry lacking quality or standards, an industry with unrealistic expectations that offers quick fixes.” I was very blessed to have been given an opportunity to work in a private training studio in London when I finished my studies. This is where I really got to practice teaching and applying myself. Although it didn’t take long for me to realise that my education & knowledge were not enough to service all my clients’ needs. I felt like an imposter - like I had no real idea what I was doing and really, what right did I have to try to help others?! This sparked me to seek out mentors, teachers & leaders in their field to learn under. I worked with the best in the industry to lift barbells, swing kettlebells, learn Olympic weight lifting, explore various movement practices from yoga, Pilates, gymnastics and martial arts. I studied evidence-based nutrition, the inner workings of the human body, dissected cadavers and treated the injured and worked with terminally ill. I went onto qualify as a remedial massage therapist & even got to study under an osteopath in Oxford university. I started thinking I wanted to learn ‘fitness’ methods... but my intentions evolved into gaining a better … [Read more...] about Why AIM?