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 freedom yoga and taught classical Hatha Yoga 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 the last few 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 have also studied Esoteric Chakra-puncture; a highly effective process to deepen a your experience of your higher self and naturally dissolve negative tendencies. This process is like a spontaneous yoga nidra facilitated by the application of fine Japanese acupuncture needles in specific configurations.
While in Brisbane I teach regular yoga and meditation classes at my studio Mukti Freedom Yoga in Forest Lake and at other times I travel teaching workshops and retreats locally, interstate and abroad. I also enjoy teaching for YIMI, BIYOME, One Family Fitness and Yoga and in other institutional settings.
My goal is to bring the ancient yoga practices into the modern day context.
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