My experience, and what yoga means to me



With over 1200 contact hours, teachers across the globe, traveled the world for 16 years, teaching cross-cultural awareness for Emirates and Etihad airlines, many workshops and sound therapy training combined with over two decades of practice including Vipassana and Buddhist meditation techniques, I have a lot to share and a wealth of knowledge to gain from continually meeting people who share their time with me.

I have been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching for 11 years, teaching the ancient traditions from the east with scientifically proven methods of health and well-being techniques from the west.

It gives me great pleasure to share my knowledge as I am continuously studying the body, breath and mind.

I have studied with World-renowned contemporary master yoga teachers & authors.

Yoga Masters I Have Studied with


I first tried a yoga class in my early 50’s, so I’m not what you would call an early starter. I signed-up for to an 8-week beginner’s course hoping to ease some general body stiffness accumulated over a life of moderate but constant sport and exercise, all done with no real body awareness. I was also hoping yoga may be a sort of relief valve for the stresses I generated in my job.

For a while I felt I had been looking for something to give my life more purpose. I had previously sought satisfaction through buying new things and them selling them when they didn’t fill the missing something in my life. Maybe I was suffering from what has been described as “Affluenza”; loosely defined as buying things we don’t need and can’t afford to impress other people (who we may not even like).

Along came yoga, and my once a week class grew into several classes a week and, with mindful guidance by my teacher, on to pranayamah and meditation. I had found that “something” I was looking for and followed its path to my Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training in mid-2013.

I met Jac in 2014 at a yoga teacher’s workshop and thought the Antigravity yoga Jac was offering sounded interesting. Tried a class and loved it! Fun, challenging, opening and accessible; perfect. Going back again and again morphed into me doing my Antigravity Yoga Teacher Training in early 2016 and I’m now very lucky to be able to teach with and learn from Jac.

There has been no one or series of life challenges that brought me to yoga. I was and still am a very middle class, suburban male who enjoyed a moderate degree of career success and has usually been fairly healthy but never very athletic or flexible. Yoga has and continues to give me a healthy and fulfilling focus for my energy, both physically and mentally. Now, as a yoga teacher, I am grateful to be in a position where I can introduce and guide others along the same path.


My business started in the middle east where everyone knows what CHI is. When I moved to Australia I noticed everyone struggles with the name. Pronouncing it eenerrchi.

It is supposed to be pronounced as energy but with chi that is why the logo is N R and the Chinese character for chi.   EN ER GY


Chi, (Qi or Ki) is the energy of life itself, a balance of Yin and Yang, positive and negative, electromagnetic energy which flows through everything in creation. In traditional Chinese culture, chi is believed to be a vital force forming part of any living entity. Chi translates as “air” and figuratively as “material energy”, “life force”, or “energy flow”. Chi is the central underlying principle in Chinese traditional medicine and in Chinese martial arts. Finding balance is also the reason why we practice yoga.

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