Tobie came to Yoga in London in the early 2000s. A keen rugby player and athlete, he gained a BSc in Psychology and went on to run a construction firm for many years. This led him to Yoga when looking for relief from chronic back pain.
He undertook his first Yoga training in London (with the AOCY) and completed further training in India.
Tobie is also a keen student and practitioner of many types of bodywork and pain relief techniques. He is heavily influenced by Dynamic & Osteo-thai massage (Davide Lutt/Takis/Pichet), Chi Nei Tsang (Leigh Blyth) & Fascial Release (Robert Schleip/Jo Avison).
Whilst he sees Asana as a powerful mental and physical therapeutic tool, he believes strongly in the balance that can be obtained through a well-rounded Yoga practice. By trusting our own intuition, rather than any dogma, equanimity can be brought to all aspects of life. There is no substitute for experience.
Tobie enjoys deconstructing the bio-mechanical nature of our beings, allowing us to follow certain structural and physiological principles, however he believes in an undeniable mind-body synergy, and that we can access and affect one via the other to help expand, heal and enjoy.
Tobie is part of the International Teacher Training Faculty teaching for Ashiyana in Europe, Indo-Asia and beyond.