Welcome to Akhanda Yoga Australia Yoga Teacher Training's, Gold Coast.
Presented to you by Nick & Radha Bradley
Dr. Nick Bradley - Yogi SadaShiv
SadaShiv means "always welbeing", Shiva being the powerful deity who is the god of destruction. Destruction needs to occur so that rebirth can take place.
Nick has studied and taught yoga for over 15 years. His passion for the kriyas (yogi cleansing techniques) lead him to Yogi Vishvketu in Rishikesh, and he is one of the few western yogis who has a regular Vastra Dhauti practice - Vastra Dauti is the swallowing of 21 feet of cloth in order to clean the stomach and then retrieving the cloth. Whilst students will not be required to partake in this on the teacher training, Nick is willing to demonstrate and give the brave a few pointers.
Nick has studied with Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, Eilleen Hall in Sydney, Kevin Farrow of acu-energetics and finally his guru Yogrishi Vishvketu.
Nick co-founded Shiva Shakti Yoga in Byron Bay teaching Akhanda Yoga and soon became an affiliate school with Akhanda Yoga World Conscious Family. He has also studied the Kriyas and Shatkarmas extensively with Yogrishi Vishvketu, hence earning him the name Yogi Sadashiv. Nick also teaches at Anand Prakesh Ashram in Rishikesh alongside Vishva-ji for Akhanda Yoga's YTT courses.
Dr. Nick Bradley is a registered Osteopath treating from his clinic, Optimum Wellbeing Centre alongside Naturopath, Cameron Barker. You can find Optimum Wellbeing Centre in Worongary, QLD. (Gold Coast, Australia).
Radha Rani Bradley - ERYT 500
Radha meaning the "queen of devotion", takes you through the philosophy of yoga. The Yoga Sutras are unravelled in these sessions in a discussion based format to increase our understanding of this knowledge and how relevent they are in our modern day living.
Radha Rani also a co-founder of Shiva Shakti Yoga and Akhanda Yoga Australia, came to yoga teaching after a successful acting career lead her to move onto a more gentle life path. She brings to the teacher training her skills of stage craft, tools to help you in any situation but particularly teaching as you learn to remain confident in front of an audience and the art of good voice projection.
Her influences were Emma Henry of the Jivamukti method, Ananda Yoga, looking into the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and her guru Yogrishi Vishvketu. Her focus is on the more meditative and bhakti (devotional) side of yoga with a great love of yogic philosophy. Radha regularly leads Kirtan, singing and playing her harmonium. Radha also teaches for Akhanda Yoga in Rishikesh, India.
She has released an album, recorded in Haridwar Northern India and produced in Byron Bay with Crystal Grid. It is an album of music - bhajans to accompany a yoga practice called Darshan. Radha is currently working on her second album.
Tracey UberCook - Aditi
'Aditi' is a term of endearment for Adi Shakti, which means the primordial energy and supreme intelligence from which All arises, and was given to Tracey by her teacher.
A Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master for over ten years, Tracey began her yogic journey in the Indian Himalayas, studying yogic practice and philosophy with several Swamis and receiving her original teacher training at the Sivananda Kutir in Netala, India. She lived and studied Yoga and Reiki in India for 5 years before moving to Thailand, where she lived for 11 years on a small island and shared the practice of Yoga in its many beautiful forms as a senior teacher at Shambhala Yoga Centre in Koh Tao. She now lives with her family in Byron Bay where she runs Yoga Satya Byron Bay Classes. Tracey has also recently joined the Akhanda Yoga Australia team as a Teacher Trainer, where she teaches meditation, philosophy, transformational experiences, and also does a lot of the preparation of delicious and nutritious meals.
Tracey’s sharing of the ancient practice of yoga encourages students to lovingly dissolve physical, emotional, and energetic barriers to reveal the clarity, peace, and the sweet magnificence of life that is always within us. Her playful teaching style is anchored in the ancient traditions of hatha yoga, yoga nidra, tantric and vedantic philosophies, as well as guided pranic awareness and movement, and drawing from the rich and subtle healing qualities of the natural elements around us.
Gratitude and inspiration for Tracey’s sharing arises from her Yoga community and all teachers throughout her journey, including Sri Swami Sivananda, Sri Swami Vishnudevananda, and especially from Clive Sheridan. Of course, the deepest reverence and gratitude arises from the greatest teacher of all: the gift of Life.
Michelle has been a practitioner of Yoga for over 15 years, her love for the practice of Yoga shines through in her teaching style. With a background of strong, dynamic practice of Ashtanga Yoga, Michelle studied at Akhanda Yoga Australia, under the guidance of Nick and Radha Bradley, completing her Akhanda 200hr YTT in 2015 and her 300hr Akhanda Yoga training in Rishikesh, India in 2016.
"The transformative nature of yoga is mind-blowing. All we have to do is put in the time and effort, then allow the yoga to do it's work. I've been humbled by the practice of yoga, the way it changed the trajectory of my life is perfect, in so many ways. I hope to light a spark in my students, as my teachers did for me, that will allow them to feel the incredible benefits of consistent daily yoga practice.” Michelle x
Jess Cohen - Ujali
Jess has been teaching yoga since 2006 and through her travels she has taught in Canada, London, USA and Central America. Ujali was the spiritual name Jessica was given when she trained in India with her teacher Yogi Vishvketu and takes on the meaning to be with the light of the moon.
Jess holds RYT 500 certification and has trained in Akhanda (holistic) Yoga, Kriya Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Hot Yoga, Kundalini yoga, Hatha Raj yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative and Pre-natal Yoga. Jess’s love, joy and enthusiasm for yoga radiates through her teachings.
Jess has completed a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Majoring in Human Structure and Function) that she took on to further her yoga teaching and to be able to teach injured or recovering students with more knowledge and confidence. She is now continuing her never ending journey discovering and learning about the body moving into a Masters of Osteopathy.
Lara is a certified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant and has been living and studying the art of Ayurveda for 10 years. Her love for great tasting food combined with a desire for physical, mental and spiritual wellness led her on the path of Ayurveda.
Her travels through India as well as her ongoing practice and study into the principles of Yoga has given Lara a wealth of knowledge and experience in health. Her specialty is Ayurvedic cooking classes where she mixes the ancient art of passing on knowledge, alongside a fun and easy way to cook with spices and how to enhance your health with Ayurveda.
Following the Teachings of Yogrishi Vishvketu
Yogrishi Vishvketu or fondly known to his students as Vishva-ji, is an Indian Yogi from Rishikesh in Northern India, located at the foothills of the Himalayas.
He has been practicing Yoga since he was a small boy and learnt in the traditional way from Guru to Disciple, looking at Yoga as a whole, rather than just focusing on the Asanas (postures). He comes from the Nath Yogi lineage. The Nath Babas were those Yogis specifically studying Hatha (physical) yoga, so the postures that we know as Yoga today in the West, come directly from the Nath. They were also studying the Cleansing Techniques outlined in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, so Vishva has first hand knowledge of these ancient practices, and has not only studied them but performs them himself on a regular basis.