Jack was introduced to yoga by his older sister when he was in his early twenties. He took classes and workshops at various Satyananda Ashrams around Australia before returning to the north coast in 1991 where he began the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and met his future wife.


He first went to Mysore in 1995 and recalls spending three months in daily fear of Baddha Konasana. That first trip coincided with the celebration o Guruji's 80th birthday. He has since returned a dozen times.


Jack teaches classes in Byron Bay, Australia and supports his wife Dena both inside and outside of the yoga room. Most years they travel together to conduct classes and workshops around the globe.


Together they have built their handcrafted home and co-parent their children Zoli and Izac.


Many years of carpentry and farm work contributed to a stiff body. Jack believes that his personal experience of working through his structural restrictions have given him the understanding and ability to be patient and helpful when working with others.


Yoga also allows Jack to indulge in his penchant for wearing loud yoga shorts, many of them carrying the label, "made with love by grandma "