Rick has studied many forms of movement and physicality throughout his life. He is a qualified physical theatre and circus performer, Rainbow kids yoga teacher, professional contemporary dancer and world famous cheerleader. 

Rick is a wheelchair user after an accident in 2008 caused damage to his nervous system;this disability has led to an understanding of movement adaptation which opened up a whole new way of understanding the practice of acrobatics and yoga and is constantly stimulating him to delve deep and become more creative. 

He has performed and taught across the globe with Candoco Dance Company; founded a charity for disabled cheerleading called ParaCheer International and runs his own teaching company Uplifting Stunts, with wife, co-teacher and life spot Jayme. Rick has taught movement in the forms of dance, circus skills and acrobatics to many Deaf and Disabled people as well as plenty of non-disabled monkeys which has given him great insight into adaptation and the nuances of the human body.

Rick started practicing AcroYoga forms in around 2010 in London with teachers Jesse Saunders and Jacqui Wan, who through their compassion and commitment to inclusion showed him that AcroYoga could be a practice for every body and instilled in him a passion to spread the love. Since then he has had the pleasure of flying people on top of glaciers and inside beautiful theatre spaces; being healed through Thai Massage by the wonderful Krishnatakis at Sunshine House, Greece and falling in love with Acro-Monkeys all over the world.

Rick is now teaching classes in South London and looking forward to spreading inclusive AcroYoga through workshops and retreats all over the world.  

He has very beautiful eyes.
www.upliftingstunts.net 


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