Brendt Reynolds

About The Teacher

Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor and Yin Yoga Teacher It is Brendt’s heart-felt joy to share the culmination of 20-years-experience living, loving, and learning throughout Asia. He has lived in India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Each of these destinations, and the teachings he received there, informs his current practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Buddhism and yoga. With travel and new cultural experience truly igniting the fire in his heart, Brendt can often be found out on the road, teaching and sharing the art and grace of TCM and Yin yoga.He teaches in Australia, Bali, India and Europe. Brendt’s passion for TCM, meditation and yoga was ignited in his early twenties during extensive travels in Asia. These early interests naturally segued into a deeper and more devoted focus for formal study. Brendt is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association, and is a registered practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. He received his Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture in 2004 and his Master of Applied Science in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2016. After his undergraduate course he continued training with a hospital internship in Nanning, China, followed by advanced clinical and post-graduate studies in Taipei, Taiwan. In the clinic in Taipei Brendt was fortunate enough to be instructed on how to treat pain and other musculo-skeletal disorders by Dr. Ye – the official acupuncturist in the 1990’s to the Chinese Taipei Olympic team. In Hong Kong Brendt enjoyed 8 years of clinical practice at Dr. Lauren Bramley & Partners – a private integrated medicine clinic - where he worked in synergy with a team of GPs, a gynaecologist, an endocrinologist, a psychiatrist, and an osteopath. He treated a wide range of patients for both external pain disorders and internal medicine, and developed a special interest in; gynaecological issues, postpartum care, menopausal syndrome, digestive issues, pain management, stress management, anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Each year from November through March he has the pleasure to live, work, and teach at Samata Holistic Retreat Center in Goa, India.

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