I've has been practicing Yoga since 1987, and started working individually with Paul Harvey in 1989. I travelled to India for a 6 week stay at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in 1989/1990, together with Dave Charlton, where we studied yoga therapy with Dr Latha Satish and chanting with L.V.Sujaya. I continued my studies with Paul over a long period, through individual lessons, the practitioner and postgraduate programs, and working with Desikachar in India and the UK under Paul’s guidance.
I started practicing Zen soon after encountering yoga, and received ordination in the Soto Zen lineage from Jean Shogen Baby in 1992 .I am interested in the relationship between Buddhism and Yoga, and the role of practice in twenty first century life. I draw inspiration from the work of Ken Wilber, from ongoing engagement with a community of inquiry at the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice, Bath University, from continued contact with teachers such as Peter Hersnack and Martyn Neal, and an ongoing relationship with my Zen teacher Mokuho Guy Mercier.
Qualifications and Experience Vinyoga Practitioner program with Paul Harvey, Centre for Yoga Studies, completed 1990 - 1994 Viniyoga Postgraduate program with Paul Harvey, Centre for Yoga Studies, completed 1997 - 1999 Association for Yoga Studies (AYS) Director since 2014 Special Interests Chanting Meditation Applying the yoga sutra to life as-it-is The relationship between Yoga and Buddhism The work of Ken Wilber Ecology and sustainability issues