Stephen was introduced to yoga at the age of 16 and immediately felt a connection to the benefits of yoga. After some years exploring the practice he dedicated himself to the traditional system of Ashtanga Yoga.
He practiced under the guidance of Jean Byrne and Rob Schutze who inspired him to travel to the source of Ashtanga Yoga; Mysore, India. Here he practiced under the late Sri K. Pattabi Jois and later his successor and grandson Sharath Jois. The experience solidified his love for the practice and he has continued to return.
Stephen complements the dynamic Ashtanga practice with a more still Yin Yoga practice. He has undertaken teacher training with Paul Grilley in Yin Yoga Teaching, Anatomy of Yin Yoga, Meridian Theory and Meditation. He runs the Yin Yoga Teacher Training course at The Yoga Space - Perth WA.
Currently studying Physiotherapy at Curtin University, Stephen is also a qualified Yoga Therapist. He provides Yoga based therapy at The Yoga Space West Perth for clients with neuro-musculo-skeletal injuries and has a particular interest in serving people managing complex-persistant pain conditions.