Colin started practicing hatha yoga in
1999 and after completely immersing
himself in the practice he was accepted
into the Yoga Studio of Calgary’s
teacher training program in 2001 where
he was fortunate to find one of his most
influential teachers David McAmmond.
With a background in religious studies,
Colin found the historical and
philosophical aspects of yoga
fascinating and slowly began to
integrate the many facets of yoga.
Colin began teaching part way through
his teacher training program and after
graduation quickly became a full time
yoga teacher. Colin taught at a number
of Calgary yoga studios as well as
throughout the city for health clubs,
corporations, sports organizations, and
He continued to push his practice with
teachers Dattatreya and Norman Sjoman.
In 2003 Colin travelled to Pune, India
with Sarah to further his study of yoga
with Dr. Nivedita Pingle in the Sun
Jeevan style of yoga therapy. Since
that time Colin has taken two groups of
Regina yogis to India for further
training (in 2007 and 2009). In 2010 he
completed his Masters in Religious
Studies his thesis entitled Masters and
Servants: Gurus and Teachers in Hatha
Yoga Traditions. Colin has continued to
study yoga with senior Iyengar teacher
Manouso Manos, David McAmmond, Dr.
Pingle, and a number of other teachers.
Colin continues to contribute to yoga
both through teaching and writing, his
articles can be found in publications
such as The Elephant Journal. When
Colin is not teaching at the Bodhi tree
you can find him at The University of
Regina teaching for both the departments
of Kinesiology and Religious Studies.