Paddy teaches with deep passion and humor
Assimilating decades of studies,
initially under “Backbend Master” Ven. Venketesh (Mysore India)
and senior Iyengar and Astanga teachers
in both India and Australia
Later, teachers Diane long, Angela Farmer and John Stirk
who had the greatest impact on her teaching.
Paddy revolutionizes free movement in what she calls
‘the spinal revolution’
Using backbends as her thread she brings her insight
to students of all levels through playful poses
and light hearted language and imagery.
Paddy divides her time mainly between Australia and Thailand.
She also teaches intensives and workshops in Cambodia,
Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Qatar
and occasionally in Europe
Two current major influences on Paddy’s practice are :-
1) Diane Long
Diane Long spent 23 yrs studying with Vanda Scaravelli,
and embodies Vanda’s teaching which she continues to further develop.
Paddy studies with her annually.
2) Christopher Drake (Buteyko breathing method)
Under the guidance of Senior Buteyko Practitioner
Christopher Drake – Impressed by the results ,
Paddy continues to practice this method of breathing that began
for her 2 years ago, and to study its impact on her
yoga practice and life.
(See Video clip )