Rodney has over 5 years experience teaching meditation, mindfulness-based techniques, breathe work and yoga to youth and adults. His focus is to provide simple and practical tools for any individual to be guided safely within themselves and shine the light in those spaces that have been dimmed over time. Rodney has completed three, ten day silent Vipassana meditation retreats as well as received extensive training on pranayama from his teacher Girish Jha from Yoga Plus Herbs in Matawan N.J.
In 2014, Rodney co-founded the non-profit organization Konscious Youth Development & Service, affectionately known as "KYDS", whose mission is to create future leaders through holistic interventions. His main objective is to help guide youth, along with their communities and educators, find balance within their mind, body, and souls. The organization does this by teaching mindfulness, meditation, healthy eating, yoga, social-emotional learning, and so much more.
Under the KYDS mission, Rodney creates and facilitates innovative programming, such as free summer camps for elementary, middle school students in Asbury Park focused on the mindfulness & social-emotional learning, along with a workforce development program for high school youth. Rodney manages school-based wellness programs across various school districts for students, staff and administration in Asbury Park, Jackson, Neptune, Ocean, Red Bank, Lakewood, Freehold Township, and Marlboro. You can also find him hosting monthly open mic nights, as well as, leading free bi-weekly meditation sits and yoga classes for the greater community.
All-in-all, Rodney has always been known for his compassion, honoring of virtue, and unconditional love for the people he serves. He will forever be committed to operating from his authentic self and has dedicated his life to serving humanity with a pure heart.
Certifications: RYT 200hr, Radiant Child Yoga 30-hour children’s yoga certification.