6 – 9am Sunday – Friday (Teacher)
In 2007 a friend invited me to my first Ashtanga yoga class with Rachel Howlett in Cornwall, England. I was taught Tristhāna (breathing, posture and looking point) and was encouraged to practice 6 days per week to get the most benefits from the practice. From that moment I was hooked.
Over the next few years I was introduced to John Scott, Denise Christian and Matthew Vollmer who I continue to study with. I also travelled to Mysore, India, to practice with Sharath, completed a teacher training with John and Lucy Scott and have learnt with many other teachers along the way.
Their guidance has helped me to better understand the responsibilities of a teacher, to get a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy and a greater knowledge of the body. It’s important to me to practice and pass on their teachings in a way that respects a lineage, so that the knowledge and experiences of yoga are maintained and passed on through the generations.
I feel that the daily practice continues to give me an internal strength, which has allowed me to provide a space for others to experience the practice. Practicing and teaching daily has been one of the greatest sources of learning as a teacher and a student, as every day continues to offer new opportunities for insight.
Tom teaches his classes in English.