I came to yoga in the late 1990's after enjoying other disciplines including running, Tai-Chi, and Tae-Kwondo. I enjoyed these activities, but they weren't exactly what I was looking for. I first studied Ashtanga Yoga under a senior yoga teacher called James Critchlow in Birmingham. After I had spent several years doing a regular practice and self study he encouraged me to become a yoga teacher. Whilst I had the good fortune to have learned the art of teaching from a top teacher, I studied for a formal qualification in 2002 at ItsYoga (San Francisco, USA). I have taught ever since and have had many good people as my students. Those who have stuck with it report noticeable improvements in their physical abilities and reap the mental benefits too. Another huge influence on my teachings came from Atreya Smith who taught me the Samkhya System and Ayurveda.
QUALIFICATIONS & MEMORABLE MOMENTS
2001 Vipassana 10 Day Silent Retreat, Victoria, Australia
2001 Krishnamurti study centre, Chennai, India
2002 Certified to teach by Yoga Alliance at ItsYoga (San Francisco, USA)
2007 - 2008 Studied Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle
2008 Studied Ayurvedic Massage, also with (EIVS Ltd).
2013 Sivananda Yoga Centre (ashram), Neyyar Dam, Kerala, India
SOME OF THE WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
BY INSPIRING TEACHERS I'VE ATTENDED
Sri K Pattabhi Jois