Born in wartime London in the Year of the Dragon and a hail of bombs, Kris spent his childhood in South America and teen years in the turbulence of Mau-Mau Kenya. At age fifteen the Wakamba tribe initiated him as an honorary member. Dancing in their drum-circles he witnessed fire-bathing adepts roll around in flames, unharmed. Military action in South Arabia and Borneo introduced him to real-life death. Service with the Gurkhas of Nepal steeped him in the culture and traditions of these Kali-worshippers and their rituals of blood-sacrifice. 25 years in business and management followed, until Kris changed his life, to oriental healing and martial arts. In 1991, he set out to learn from masters throughout Asia, Japan and USA.
Kris has practised healing meditation since 1972 and the Taoist Arts since 1985. He integrates Shamanic, Tantric and Taoist traditions from his experiences, traveling with a Thai Buddhist monk; satsang with Shiva Saddhus in the Himalaya, Shamans of Africa, North America and Hawaii; Aboriginal men of high degree in Australia; darshan with the Dalai Lama; witnessing last rites in Varanasi and puja with the Brahmins of Pushkar. To balance his grounding in ancient practices Kris keeps up with the most advanced modern Life-training techniques, from the Mind Dynamics of the 1970s to state-of-the-art NLP of the new millennium.
His UK national TV appearances include Bliss, Emma Freud's series on Sex and Religion; Nick Hancock's Sex and Stopping - History of Contraception; Carlton TV City Survival Guide. In 2004 Channel 4 made an observational documentary of his teaching Taoist practices to a group of celebrities: Extreme Celebrity Detox.
Kris lives in London with his partner Anamarta who facilitates the Jade Circle for Women, the practices of Kuan Yin.