I found yoga in 1972 as an adjunct to classical ballet. I soon realised that the major benefits of yoga practise for me were at an emotional and psychological level. I was fortunate to meet Paramahansa Swami Satyānanda in 1976 at the Sydney World Yoga Convention. And I travelled to India to study under his direct guidance. For 10 years I lived at the Bihār School of Yoga, Munger. I practised various aspects of yoga and specifically taught classical Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Tattwa Shuddhi and Swara Yoga. During this time I also authored ‘Swara Yoga, the Tantric Science of Brain Breathing’ and commentaries on ‘Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā, the Light on Hatha Yoga’, the C15 AD Sanskrit text by Yogi Swātmarāma. Both of these books are Bihar School of Yoga publications. In 1986 I had to leave India and return to Australia, where my base has been ever since. Paramahansa Swāmi Niranjanānanda gave me the title of Yogācharya, master of yoga, in 1993.
I continue learning about mind and self in various ways. Several years ago years I studied Choice Theory with the William Glasser Institute Australia (WGIA). The principles of Choice Theory and methods of understanding yourself through Reality Theory are analogous with yoga principles. I am also a Chakra-puncture and Integrated Reflexology Practitioner. I find these therapies highly effective processes to deepen your experience of your higher self and naturally dissolve negative tendencies. Recently I have been involved with the AO Scanner which is a Bio resonance device that enables healing through correcting the body’s unbalanced frequencies. I also offer Lomi Lomi Hawaian massage as a means to experience self-love.
While in Brisbane I teach yoga and meditation classes at various venues and workshops at BIYOME in Upper Brookfield and One Family Fitness and Yoga, Holland Park as well as offering treatments at Now Healthy, Forest Lake.
Usually I enjoy travelling and teaching, however, due to the current COVID situation this is on hold.
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