CRAIG PROCTOR

 
Craig is living on Koh Samui and has had over 20 years experience with teaching yoga to share.
His spiritual practice began at age 12 when he was taught to meditate by his grandfather. He began practicing yoga when he was 20 in 1989. In 1990 he discovered Ashtanga Yoga with Robert Lucas, the first Ashtanga yoga practitioner in Australia.

Craig’s studies have led him to various teachers around Australia and India including Sri K Pattabhi Jois, and Sharat Rangaswamy. His Asana practice was refined with Shandor Remete, and Simon Borg Oliver, who inspired him with intense and dynamic types of Iyengar practices. To experiment further, he also took classes with B.K.S. Iyengar and studied Pranayama with Shandor Remete and B.N.S Iyengar.

For 18 years Craig taught yoga in Sydney at various schools including North Sydney Yoga, Yoga Mat, Life & Balance and Yoga Moves as one of Eileen Hall’s first assistant teachers. He also taught dancers at Bangarra and Sydney Dance Companies for 10 years.

Craig’s practice advanced to a level where he began to gain employment as a contortionist. He performed for 6 years internationally and nationally with Australian Dance Theatre.

In 1994 Craig began studying Vedic Astrology – Jyotish, this has given him valuable insights into the universal knowledge that is the backbone of the yogic principles of today. He has studied Tantra in India, which is also the foundation on which yoga has come from, and brings this knowledge into his teaching.

He is able to provide an array of different types of yoga from therapy yoga to advanced yoga having walked the path before to a great depth, supporting students in their journey.

 

Craig offers private yoga sessions and palm readings. Please contact Vikasa for further information.