I came to Yoga in my native Scotland in 2001, seeking for a way to deal with hefty life stresses and an overly active mind. Exploring several different approaches, I soon became drawn to the Krishnamacharya tradition and headed off to India to study at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai. On returning home in 2005 I completed teacher training and the following year left my career as a police detective to teach and study Yoga on a full time basis.
Since then, I studied Yoga Therapy in the Krishnamacharya tradition in Chennai, India with TKV Desikachar and family. I have also found inspiration from many other sources, especially the Yoga Somatics approach of my Tantsu teacher, Ateeka, and the embodied Vajrayana meditation practices of my teacher Reggie Ray of Dharma Ocean.
I am a qualified professional bodyworker using Tantsu approach somatic bodywork to complement my Yoga Therapy training.
In 2014 I published my first book, One Per Cent Yoga: How to Practice Yoga Every Day, and spent two months as a volunteer teaching Yoga at a mindful recovery centre, New Life Foundation in Northern Thailand. In 2015/16 I also spent 7 months teaching Yoga at Rainbow Lodge in the jungles of the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia, and then worked for 4 months as centre manager of Mahamudra Buddhist Centre in New Zealand.
In 2015 I created Trikaya Yoga with my partner, Kelly Davies, originally intending to teach retreats in South-East Asia. I am currently on sabbatical whilst I write my second book, Beyond Yoga, while Kelly continues teaching classes and teacher training in Melbourne.