Graham Burns

A former commercial lawyer, Graham began practising yoga in the mid-1990s, when his earliest regular teachers included Simon Low and Liz Lark. During a sabbatical in 2000 he spent three months in India and also studied extensively with Erich Schiffmann and Richard Freeman in the United States, as well as taking the White Lotus yoga teacher training course in Santa Barbara, California. Graham began teaching regularly in 2001. That year he also returned to the United States to study for the first time with Rod Stryker. Rod subsequently became his main teacher and Graham is now close to completing Rod’s ParaYoga Master Training, an advanced teacher training. His special interests within yoga include yoga history and philosophy (especially the Upanishads), the energetic aspects of yoga practice, and meditation. He studied Indian philosophy and Buddhism with Birkbeck College, London University in 2002 and 2003, and has a Master’s degree (with distinction) in Indian Religions from the School of Oriental and African Studies of London University (SOAS), where he specialised in exploring the historical roots of yoga. He is now back at SOAS researching for a PhD on the Upanishads.
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