Yoga is a science of consciousness, a science of personality, and a science of creativity.
It is but a holistic science that brings us into deeper intimacy with our True Self.
Yoga is the path that guides us towards the innate freedom and liberation, free of identities and self-constructed images that we depend on. To live a yogic life is to wake up from the false illusions and to bring us back to a place of reconnecting to the fundamental Self in all its aspects – an intimacy of connecting self to self, self to other, and self to environment.
I am a life-long student, a creator, a collaborator, and a lover of community. Yoga is not simply a physical practice, but a life-long practice of healing, discovery, and a return back to the eternal Self.
YOGA IS A MIRROR TO LOOK AT OURSELVES FROM WITHIN – BKS IYENGAR
Yoga invites us to truly go beyond the current state of Self. It moves us through the limited states of Self to discover the fullest potential of Self that we carry. When we constantly go beyond the Self, there are no more limitations. There are no more boundaries. There is simply the Self that is beyond all things. An infinite Self.
THE SOUL IS
INFINITE AND EXPANSIVE
YOU ARE WILLING
I want us to dive deeper into the vastness of discovery towards the liberated, free Self. We will step into our power of knowing that we are nothing, yet everything all at once, expressing ourselves as the liberated state that we came here to be. Free. Reconnected. Infinite.
MY PERSONAL JOURNEY
I have been on a journey of discovery for the past 10 years. It has taken me many years of studying, many visits to teachers of numerous disciples, and many times of ‘un-doing’ in pursuit of truth. I have sat months in ashrams in India, sat in countless meditations, read hundreds of books, sacrificed in the fire of heat, given my offerings in the name of the divine. I teach to bring us into a higher connection of consciousness to Self. A state beyond words, but a direct felt-sense experience. This is my passion, my purpose, my dharmic path.
I was always a seeker from a young age. Curious of the world around me, always asking questions, while knowing deep inside that no answer would truly fulfil me. From a young age, I was blessed to find medicine through movement as I trained as a competitive dancer and acrobat throughout my childhood and teenage days. Handstands, contorted backbends, balancing on my head, I could do it all from age 16. This was purely skill of the body. And I was blessed to have been able to skilfully train my body in such a way that was able to keep me flexible, strong, and mobile from a young age, which has laid the imprinting foundation for the rest of my life.
I ended my pursuits in dance and acrobatics in 2011, which is when I walked into my first physical yoga class in 2011 which was a Bikram Yoga class. A hot, strong, and purely physical class with little spiritual guidance. At this point in my life, it served it’s purpose mentally and physically, keeping me disciplined in a new
It wasn’t until 2016 until I connected to my first teacher in Hong Kong, Samrat Dasgupta. A disciple of Swami Satyananda of Bihar school of Yoga. His classes were physically demanding, advanced, and interwoven with depths of philosophy. while being physically skilled to perform the asanas, the practice never felt ‘whole’ to me. I knew that beyond the physical practice there was something deeper for me to explore. A spiritual fulfilment to be found. A spiritual fulfilment that comes not from the asana, but from a deep yearning and willingness towards self-inquiry and contemplation of Self. The first 5 years of my yoga journey served a purpose of deep understanding of different modalities and asana intensives from Ashtanga, Iyengar, to Hatha Yoga. I thank all my asana teachers for guiding me towards a greater sense awareness of both the mental and physical body, while opening up a gateway towards searching the deeper meaning of yoga. My teachers, Samrat Dasgupta, Patrick Creelman, and George Dovas.
Relentless to pursue the deeper meanings of yoga, I stepped into tantra philosophy (non-dual based philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism) as taught to me by my teacher Christopher Wallis. It was in this year that I experienced the most profound transformation of Self. I shed many layers of Self. I cried a lot. And suffered a lot through deep contemplation, all to bring me to a place of greater appreciation, compassion, and gratitude for living in the present moment. My teacher was right, “the path of spirituality is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. But the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretence. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” – Adyashanti
Today my method of teaching is to weave together the wisdom of tantric technology and Hatha Yoga through the body as a continuum of movement and mindfulness to awaken our whole Self. Through the modalities of asana, breathwork, meditation, mantra, and contemplation, we slowly begin to unveil layers of resistance and identifications we unconsciously have held on to, opening us up into discovering a greater expanded state of awareness. One that is infinite, unbounded, and is always available to us.
“THIS IS A JOURNEY OF DEEPENING OUR INNER, EMBODIED AWARENESS
AND KNOWING ALL DIMENSIONS OF SELF INHABITING THE BODY.”