Rawles is a wildland fire manager, yoga teacher, wellness coach, wilderness guide, author, and student of history. He rejoices in family, good friends, simple living, and gardening. Deeply influenced by experiences in nature, Rawles guides students in creating healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
Introduced to hatha yoga by his parents in the early 1970s, Rawles has studied Kundalini, Kum Nye, Ashtanga, Radiant Light, Vinyasa, Sivananda, and Anusara yogas, and he has maintained a regular practice since 2001. Rawles completed hatha yoga teacher training in March 2010 at Sivananda Bahamas and is currently studying Anusara Yoga with several teachers.