Tim has been practising yoga for over 25 years. His background includes Śivananda and Aśtanga Vinyasa yoga.
When, in 2000, he heard about Shadow yoga with its seeming integration of martial art movements he naturally gravitated towards it. Shadow yoga focuses on cultivating sensitivity to the breath and internal sensations, together with the correct placement of the body and its limbs so as to free areas where obstructions naturally occur (marma). This forms the foundation to the asana practice, and it negates the confusion that arises when one instead focuses on achieving a posture through physical force/imposition or being seduced by aesthetics.
The school of Shadow Yoga was founded by Sundernath (Shandor Remete).