Gary is an experienced yoga teacher and health & wellbeing coach. He teaches traditional Hatha, yin, mindful flow, yoga nidra, meditation and pranayama. He sees asana, deep breathing, mindfulness and a positive attitude as medicine for modern life; a way to connect to one’s true self, our planet, and all living things. Gary specialised in Yoga Therapy for his advance teacher training and went on to study Behaviour Change for Health and Wellbeing to become a certified health coach. As well as teaching group classes he also enjoys working 121 with clients wanting to make positive changes in their lives.On a personal level, Gary has a calm and playful nature, he enjoys connecting and interacting with fellow beings. He sees and feels the magic and joy in life, enjoying a silly nonsensical conversation and a deep and meaningful natter in equal measures.
Gary started practicing yoga in 2012, following several years struggling with chronic fatigue, IBS, depression and anxiety, leaving him in bed for weeks at a time. Having exhausted traditional options via the NHS, seeing specialists and trying countless different medications but finding no relief or diagnosis, he purchased a book on Ayurveda and read the book front to back several times. Adopting the diet and lifestyle in the book, Gary purchased the ‘Yoga for Dummies’ DVD, to introduce himself to yoga, and found more relief from that first ever practice than he had from any medication he’d been prescribed by his GP. Gary started to practice Kundalini yoga and soon become devoted to his practice and new way of looking at life. Gary continued to use yoga as a coping mechanism and invested his time and energy into understanding the human body and behaviour. In October 2015 Gary completed his 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training at Ashiyana Yoga Retreat Centre, Goa, India and went on to become a resident teacher at the centre for 3 years. During this time can also trained in Reiki(Level 2) and Thai Massage. In 2018, Gary completed his 500 hour Yoga Alliance advanced teacher training, specialising in Yoga Therapy (yoga for specific illnesses), with Dr Ashutosh, in Karnataka, India. Along with extensive traditional yoga and ayurveda teachings, Gary learned and practiced the art of Yoga Nidra from the Dr and has found this to be one of the most powerful therapeutic tools of yoga to date. On his return to the UK, in 2018, Gary started teaching at Space Yoga Studio, Brighton, UK and has done so since, along with 121 sessions for yoga and coaching and various workshops and retreats.