Greg Amundson is the founder of Satvana Yoga, Krav Maga Santa Cruz and CrossFit Amundson, all located in Santa Cruz, CA. Greg brings an electric combination of passion, credibility and real-world experience to his lectures on Yoga, CrossFit, Warrior Spirit and God’s Love. Greg’s late father, Dr. Raymond Amundson, was a Doctor of Chiropractic, Pastor, Bodybuilder, Naval Officer, Deep Sea Diver, Champion Swimmer and world-renowned Energetic Healer. His mother, Julianne, was a lifelong Teacher, Minister, and Peace Corps Volunteer, who gained recognition for her volunteer work in Jordan, which took her life in 2011. From a very young age, Greg was indoctrinated into the culture of healing practices, leadership, spirituality, and ministry.
“Greg Amundson is a spiritual warrior, built like a brick castle, and carries God in his heart.”— Dan BruleBestselling Author of “Just Breathe” and World Renowned Breathwork Master
Greg served in both State and Federal Law Enforcement for over sixteen years in numerous capacities to include SWAT with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and as a Special Agent (SA) with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on the Southwest Border. Greg was the DEA Liaison to the highly regarded Border Enforcement Security Task-Force (BEST) Team. Greg also served as a US Army Military Police Captain and TAC Officer (Teach – Access – Counsel) where he instructed combatives Yoga, CrossFit and leadership at the United States Army Officer Candidate School at Camp San Luis Obispo, CA. Greg currently serves as a Reserve Peace Officer and Chaplain in Santa Cruz, CA, with the Santa Cruz Harbor Patrol.
Greg has been featured in numerous magazine articles including Competitor Magazine, Men’s Health, WOD Talk Magazine, Outside Magazine, Inside The Box Magazine, Santa Cruz Good Times, and Police Magazine. Greg is the Fitness Expert for Calibre Press Law Enforcement Magazine and his contributions to CrossFit and the Law Enforcement community have been chronicled in the bestselling books Inside The Box and Learning To Breathe Fire.
Greg is the author of four books, Your Wife is NOT Your Sister, God In Me, Firebreather Fitness and the Amazon #1 bestseller The Warrior and The Monk. Greg is also a Law Enforcement Chaplain, highly respected lecturer and educator on such topics as Universal Law, Leadership, Warrior Spirit, and God’s Love. Greg’s Podcast “The Greg Amundson Show” has been praised as an encouraging warrior’s perspective on the Word of God. Greg is currently a Graduate Student at Western Seminary in Milpitas, CA., where he is pursuing a Masters of Divinity.