I found yoga in 1972 as an adjunct to classical ballet and 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 so I travelled to India to study under his direct guidance. For 10 years I lived at the Bihār School of Yoga, Munger, practising and teaching various aspects of 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 and in the last few years I studied with the William Glasser Institute Australia (WGIA). I find the principles of Choice Theory and methods of understanding yourself through Reality Theory analogous with yoga principles. The other modality I have been studying is 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.
While in Brisbane I teach regular yoga and meditation classes in Forest Lake and at other times I travel teaching workshops and retreats locally, interstate and abroad. I also enjoy teaching for YIMI, 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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My discovery of yoga and its many layering benefits started me on a journey of self discovery over sixteen years ago. Incorporating yoga into my daily life provides my body with more strength, balance and flexibility as well as assisting me in finding more clarity and peace of mind. I have found that yoga can be that place where I am free from distractions and it provides me with a space where I can truly get to
As a Yoga Instructor I enjoy teaching from an inner space of authenticity by relying on the traditional foundation of Hatha Yoga. At the beginning of the class I will assist you in centring yourself and then lead you gently into a series of asana postures whilst adapting poses to your your ability. I also incorporate meditative breathing, mudra and mantra techniques for centring your mind and enhance feelings of peace and relaxation. The class culminates with Yoga Nidra relaxation meditation to bring you into a deep sense of physical, mental and emotional stillness, thus allowing more space to recognise your spiritual self.
As yoga continues to guide me in creating a life of simplicity, tranquillity and joyfulness, my goal is to help others bring more of these aspects into their daily lives.
My conscious journey with yoga began at least 25 years ago. I have incorporated yoga into my daily life since this time. Always edging closer to a deeper understanding of authentic yoga and how we can ALL apply these ancient principles to our modern lives and achieve inner peace, vitality and freedom.
As a yoga instructor, I lead a variety of classes for all skill levels drawing on principles of traditional Hatha Yoga. I assist students to centre their mind, body and spirits using meditative and breathing techniques in conjunction with yogic movement. I treat each student individually and offer adaptive postures so that yoga is achievable for all during class.
Yoga will continue to be an integral part of my spirit and life. As I continue to explore the many benefits I wish to share my knowledge and experience so that more of us can find own centre within.