Don was in the corporate world until 1991 when he wandered into his first yoga class “to stretch" he found the practice brought peace and joy. In 1995 he finished a 3-year teacher-training program at Yoga Synergy with Simon Borg-Oliver and Bianca Machliss (Sydney, Australia).
He has also undergone teacher training with Tim Miller (Ashtanga Vinyasa) and at KYM with Sri Desikacharr (India). Don is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a Senior Teacher and has been with Elixr as a teacher since 2002.
Among the teachers he has studied and practised with are Sri Pattabhi Jois, Rodney Yee, Donna Farhi, Clive Sheraton and Sri O.P. Tiwari.
Don has lived in India, studying, Meditation, Pranayama, Kriya and the philosophical systems of Yoga, Samkhya and Vedanta with Swami Anubhavananda, Swami Dayananda Sarasawati and Sri Sraddhalu Ranade. He also studied with senior Theravada Monks in Thailand and Cambodia and has been on retreat with the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh.
He has studied and practised various forms of meditation including Charka, Samatha, Vipassana and Zen. He believes the true measure of our spiritual practice is how we live our lives.
Don is the course teacher for Elixr Yoga Teacher Training, which is commencing on 07 May 2022. He invites all who are interested in deepening their practice and pursuing a career in yoga teaching to connect with him over a coffee so he can answer your questions.
Two of our Yoga Teachers, Georgia and Jess both completed their Elixr Yoga Teacher Training with Don, and have commented on their experience below:
Georgia Rose, Elixr Yoga Teacher
"Truly this course brought me 'home' and have me the confidence & the belief to pursue what I feel is my purpose, I cannot thank Don enough. I also met some amazing souls who are still dear friends"
Jess Zabow, Elixr Yoga Teacher, Holistic Health specialist and Fitness Instructor
"Was such an amazing course!! I miss my weekends with Don and our Yoga crew! What an awesome community"
If you are interested in learning more about Don's journey with Yoga and his perspective on becoming a yoga teacher before immersing into Elixr Yoga Teacher Training email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or, book into one of his classes HERE.