I am an instructor (and student!) of the Daoist tradition called Ba Men Da Xuan, under the direct tutelage of the guardian of the tradition, Mr. Serge Augier

I started exploring self-cultivation methods in 2003. I accumulated significant experience training with some of the brightest minds in the world (see below) before joining the Da Xuan tradition in 2014. Having a lot of experience with many different modern modalities brings a unique vantage point to my traditional studies. I aim to present my teachings in a simple, clear way so that they are accessible to everyone.

I hold classes in Brisbane (Australia) and teach workshops around Australia and internationally. I teach online through a variety of avenues, including dedicated online students, as well as online courses for people who want to get a taste for a more specific part of the tradition..

I am also trained in traditional healing methods of Da Xuan, which, along with my significant history of working with the physical form, has given me a potent skillset for dealing with physical, emotional and mental troubles.  I am in the progress of adding to my skills by studying Traditional Chinese and Daoist Medicine in my tradition, along with Bazi, Feng Shui and more.

In general, I love to geek out about this stuff and talk with anyone who is interested, so if you’d like to chat please feel free to drop me an email using the button below.

OTHER TRAINING

I’m quite a curious person by nature, and was always inclined to dig, explore and experiment with ways of practicing to learn more about myself and the world. Before discovering the Da Xuan tradition, I engaged in dedicated training of many other modalities of practice. I was lucky enough to train with some incredible teachers of wonderful arts. Major influences include:

    • Training in the traditional Chinese arts of Xin Yi Liu He Quan (Heart, Mind & Six Harmonies boxing), Cha Quan (Cha family boxing) and Yang Style Tai Chi under my first teacher Dapeng Wang [2003 – 2013]
    • Becoming a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor [2012]
    • Exploring various systems of training including Physical Alchemy (Dave Wardman), Modern Methods of Mobility (Emmet Louis), Stretch Therapy (Kit Laughlin & Olivia Allnutt), Ancestral Movement (Simon Thakur), Evolve Move Play (Rafe Kelley), Gymnastic Strength Training, Calisthenics, MovNat, Ido Portal Method, Urban Dance, Parkour, Gymnastics, Capoeira, Handstands and more. [2005 – 2018]

While I have chosen not to continue pursuing a practice in any of these arts, they each made a significant contribution to my education and helped shape who I am today. I am forever indebted to these teachers who dedicated themselves to diving deeply into their chosen arts and were kind enough to share their wisdom with me. 

My personal explorations into physical development were previously done under the handle ‘Aware Relaxed Connected’. In 2017 I decided to dissolve ARC and merged into Physical Alchemy, presenting teachings from my various tinkerings alongside Dave Wardman. However, it soon became clear that I was being called to be more fully involved and engaged with my tradition, Da Xuan, and I broke away to focus on training and teaching this on my own.

While I no longer teach material based on the findings that have emerged from these years of practice, exploration and experimentation with non-Da Xuan material, I am still grateful for the time I invested in them.