Douglas Brook – Spiritual name Vishal – started practicing yoga in 1994 with Eugenie Knox at The Dance of Life Studio. He found that through yoga he felt awake, alive and connected to the truth of life. His daily practice led to an apprenticeship with Eugenie and to teaching at the studio in the Iyengar method. He has been to India 7 times to study yoga and is a devotee of spiritual teacher and humanitarian Sri Sri Mata Amritanandamayi or Amma. In 1998 he began studying and practicing Ashtanga Yoga with Greg and Tracy Cooper at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne. He has also learned from Graham Northfield, Mathew Sweeney, David Williams, Prem & Radha (Yoga World Bali ) and Deena Kingsberg. He has been a regular teacher at Chunky Move and Lucy Guerin Dance Companies, Dance Arts United and is a Flow Yoga Instructor at Fitness First Australia trained by Power Living Australia Yoga. He has instructed on many Yoga retreats with the Dance of Life, at Yoga Fest Somers and has worked on Amma’s Australian and Indian Tours. He has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga for over 10 years. He aims to inspire students to develop a practice that can support them in connecting mind and body to their higher self.