In 1998 he went travelling overseas and whilst living in Byron Bay, Australia he first started practicing Yoga. In 2000 his adventurous spirit led him to move to Queenstown, New Zealand where he embarked on a 7 year career in the “Adventure capital of the world” working in outdoor sports and recreation.
He began practicing Yoga primarily for its healing benefits and to aid recovery from sporting injuries and noticed significant improvement in reduced recovery time, increased core strength and mental focus. In early 2008 he was introduced to Agama yoga and the profound teachings that they offer. The Agama teachings hail primarily from traditional Indian and Tibetan Yoga and span many aspects of the traditional Yoga system from asana to understanding, harnessing and realizing the latent potential of the mind through advanced forms of pranayama, Kundalini Yoga and meditation. Attracted and encouraged by the possibility of spiritual evolution and growth he completed a 500 hour teacher training course at Agama’s headquarters in Thailand. On completion of the course he was invited by the administrators of the programme to teach at one of the agama branches in India for a season. This proved to be an incredible opportunity that not only gave him a strong grounding as a Yoga teacher but also helped him evolve his own practice through immersion in the Indian Yogic culture. Since then he has taught Yoga full time in Scotland, India and Thailand, teaching in many environments and students across the board, from yoga teacher trainees to prisoners!
His knowledge of Hatha, Ashtanga, Tantra, Kundalini Yoga and Advaita Vedanta has been deepened by the guidance of many teachers namely Swami Vivekananda Saraswati (Agama Yoga), Reinhard Gammenthaller (Kundalini Yoga Parampara), Sahajananda (Hridaya Yoga) and Sri Sheshadri (Patanjala Ashtanga Vinyasa). His experience of these many disciplines from asana to meditation and philosophy has evolved through self discipline, practice and aspiration.
With a warm and relaxed character Rory is a highly respected & experienced teacher in the growing global yoga community. As a practitioner he is full of passion in regards to his own personal development and that of his students. His vibrant energy and positive input is a welcome addition as an Ashtanga yoga teacher training instructor
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