About MeMental Health Advocate, and other things.
Determined to find an alternative to pain management, I kind of fell into Yoga…
After sustaining several injuries whilst serving in the Australian Army, and the consequential surgeries that followed, I would not accept that pain medication was my only option; I stumbled upon a Yin Yoga class by mistake, it was from that moment I was hooked.
Practicing regularly, and building upon an established meditation practice since 2004, my quality of life began to improve immensely. From initially attending Yoga to increase my physical range of movement, what I received was the mental release – which was more profound than I had ever imagined.
I am, and will always be a student…
I’m a certified yoga and meditation teacher; my studies have taken me globally, including the USA with Paul and Suzee Grilley, Canada with Bernie Clark, the Himalayan International Yoga Academy in Nepal – and (ok, now I’m bragging) I’m also the first coalition Veteran to study at VETOGA in the USA, to name just a few.
I love self-development and constantly strive to improve my own skills and knowledge – I guess it’s not just me who benefits, but my students too! I have a deep passion and appreciation for Yin Yoga, along with Yoga Nidra, meditation, philosophy, literature, anatomy and physiology.
I ride motorbikes, I swear frequently, and eat meat…
And yet, I’m still a Yogi… breaking down the barriers of what Yoga and Meditation is, and who it is for, is one of my driving forces – I truly believe there is a style and teacher out there for everyone!
The majority of my time is spent establishing my company; BLIND TIGER YOGA (BTY)
I am the founder of BTY, I have built it from the ground up; focused on helping members of the Military, Veterans, First Responders, and their broader communities, through the healing arts. I spend many hours delving into research, development and implementation of my original program (that is working), incorporating Mindfulness, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra – providing the best services to our community, in this constantly evolving industry.
I truly believe in the benefits of incorporating alternative therapies, alongside conventional health care and well being.
"I was young, proud and from the outside looked completely fine - but not all scares are visible..."
Check out this vid I did in association with Lulu Lemon; truth be known, being in front of a film crew I was taken so far out of my comfort zone; I’m the same in front of a camera – so hey, I think I did ok… if anyone has tips to ‘act normal’ when a camera is focused on them, I’d love to hear from you!