Ariel is an ordained Minister in the Zen Peacemaker Order and holds certifications in nonprofit management, yoga instruction and mindfulness facilitation. He facilitates the path of Freedom at the Franklin County Jail. He founded the Stone Soup Café and Unity Tables. He is currently running the Awake Tuesdays sitting group in Deerfield with Fleet Maull and pursuing a Masters of Social Work at Westfield State University. He is also an active member in the local Contact Improvisation dance community.