Who are Bodhiyoga?


Born in London in 1970. I studied at the Raworth college of sports and natural medicine to train as a physical therapist. I was ordained as a Buddhist in 2004 and given the name 'Sadhita' which translates as 'He who is well accomplished in the Dharma'. Like many yoga teachers I studied Iyengar yoga. This gave me a strong foundation in the basic principles of yoga. I was attracted to the energy and vibrancy of those people doing yoga in my early days. A bit later, after a break I started practicing Ashtanga yoga under one of Patabi Jois's main disciples. For this period of practice I am especially grateful to Richard Freeman, for showing the way to intelligent and aware pracitce. Also I worked closely with Sarah Lytton, a fine teacher of teachers and devoted practitioner. Later on, in India I studied with some of the well established and knowledgeable teachers of the Himalayan Institute.


Born in the West Country (of England) in 1970, my yoga journey began at home in 1987. On an epic journey across Europe and Asia, I attended several meditation retreats in Thailand (1992-1994) teaching my first impromptu yoga classes. In 2001, after an intensive period of training based in the north of England I received the Sanskrit name Sudāka (Su, happy, dāka. sky-dancer). I continued to train with various teachers including Godfrey Devereux (Dynamic Yoga method), Paul Grilley (Yin yoga) and Sarah Powers (Insight yoga). Now living in and around Suryavana Retreat Centre with my wife and two children, I teach in Spanish and English.