Benji spent many weeks studying Vipassana Meditation with the Buddhist monks of northern Thailand, and years in India, where he was taught traditional Ashtanga Yoga by 95-year-old BNS Iyengar, one of the last surviving students of Sri Krishnamacharya, known as the father of modern Yoga.
Benji has been teaching ever since, and further training has introduced him to chiropractic elements that expanded on his anatomical knowledge.
During the lockdown, Benji was living in the nature in Goa. There, he went deeper than ever into self-study, spending eight hours or more on the mat every day, practicing asana, pranayama, kriya, mudra, vedic chanting, traditional singing (naada yoga) and meditation. Even now, his practice lasts up to four hours every day.
During his two years in Goa, he became the apprentice to an Ayurvedic doctor (from whom he learnt treatment, diet and massage), he was taught Connected, Circular Breathwork (CCB), and he is now apprentice to a ceramic artist, from which he has learnt great spiritual lessons. Patience, non-attachment, acceptance—qualities he aims to inspire through his particular method of teaching.