About the yogi

I have been practicing yoga for over 30 years or so, and I have been helping people to experience the benefits and the joys of yoga for about 5 years.

Originally trained in and currently teaching hatha yoga, I came to this via Iyengar and Bihar yoga. In recent years I have been guided by the work of Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar and his student Paul Harvey.

I have studied tibetan yoga, a practice I came to through my exploration of Dzogchen Buddhism. I learned tibetan yoga through the work of Rinpoche Chogyal Namkai Norbu and directly through his Senior Instructors Fabio Andrico and Laura Evangelisti in Italy, and John Renshaw in London.

I like to think that I bring to my and others’ practice, a pragmatic, down to earth and practical approach. My philosophical ground is in yoga, stoic and buddhist philosophy; all of which are relevant and powerful counterpoints to modern day life, and living.

This means that while I am trained to teach yoga, I like to draw on a number of traditions, techniques, and methods.

I see yoga as a complete practice, but I also enjoy calisthenics, swimming, cycling and walking.

A compelling practice that I do, having received training from him, is the Wim Hof Method. Wim Hof brings together four elements of my practice in a complete package – breathing, exercise, yoga and cold water immersion.

While intuition and instinct guide me, I find that practice rooted in science and evidence is helpful in keeping me and others grounded in what is a very practical and accessible range of practices.