About The Teacher

After spending much of the 80’s as a touring musician, I went to my first yoga class, (Iyengar) looking for something cruisy that would help to restore a somewhat neglected body. What I got was a holistic ass kicking and to borrow a phrase from artist Brett Whitely, that was “the beginning of difficult pleasure”. Yoga was what I needed and even though the challenge pushed my buttons,

I kept going back to the studio, and discovered a true meditation through movement.

The late 80’s and the 90’s saw investigations into Yoga Synergy with Simon Borg - Olivier workshops, Shadow yoga from Shandor Remete and the martial Arts of Bhagua Zhang and Tai Chi. I found my way to Tara Institute in Melbourne, a center for Buddhist studies, where I came under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Doga for a few years. During this time I received initiations into Green Tara and Medicine Buddha. This has informed my practice and the understanding that the Asana limb of yoga is the prelude, a vehicle to the ultimate goal of Samadhi.

A move to the Northern Rivers and Byron Bay introduced me to Nick (Sadashiv) Bradley at Shiva Shakti Studio, teaching a truly holistic style of yoga and the light bulb went on. Akhanda reinvigorated my practice. I completed teacher training with them, and now teach and co-manage the studio.

The nature of Yoga means that it just continues to deepen, the opportunity for learning is always there.

I love a great flowing practice, where the breath leads the practice, (no breath, no yoga), but the awareness of alignment and a solid foundation is intrinsic to this state. Through my classes I want to foster that mind-body connection, with Pranayama as the touchstone, practicing with mindfulness and a true sense of joy and happiness.

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