Graham Burns' unique perspective on how yoga can help with the stresses of daily life is informed by 23 years working as a commercial lawyer in the City and even longer playing competitive sport.
In all his teaching, Graham emphasises that the physical benefits of asana are only a small part of the joy of yoga. He emphasises the combined use of body, breath and mind to help us find our true essence. His dynamic but relaxed asana style is rooted in his studies of the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition with Richard Freeman, but Graham’s classes are imaginatively sequenced with a particular focus on their more subtle energetic effects, and typically also include both pranayama (breath work) and meditation/visualisation. Graham teaches wonderful meditation, yoga nidra and visualisation practices as well.
Trained in California in 2000, Graham continues his yogic studies with Rod Stryker and Richard Freeman. He is a member of the teaching faculty of the Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training Diploma course, where, as well as teaching meditation and Sanskrit, he is able to indulge his passion for the study of yoga history and philosophy. Graham holds a Master’s degree in Indian religions from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
Take a look at Graham's classes online, he is known for his light-hearted approach to teaching, while still preserving the best elements of the yoga tradition. Then check out one of Graham's classes or workshops at The Life Centre.