Jimmy is our new yoga teacher while our wonderful Suzzi is on maternity leave. He has lived in Byron on and off for the last 3 years. When he is not teaching at Lexis he is teaching classes at Creature Yoga. Jimmy is known for always being the happiest person in the room with the loudest, most contagious laugh. Find out more about Jimmy and his recommendations for your time in Byron bay below and make sure you come along to his free class at 2pm every Monday in Room 8
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in New Zealand, a small town at the top of the North Island.
Which languages can you speak?
I can speak only English, but can understand some of the Maori language, the indigenous language of New Zealand.
Which countries have you visited?
I have been to India, Guatemala,Nicuarigua, U.S.A, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Fiji, Papa New Gunia, U.K, Holland, Germany and Croatia
What do you love most about teaching yoga?
Seeing people connecting not only with others but with themselves and their breath.
What is your favourite yoga tip?
Find Mula Bandha, it is known as the master key.
Apart from being a yoga teacher, what else have you always wanted to be?
I used to be a geologist, well still am really, but now I am a yoga teacher I have done the reverse.
Where will we find you at 11pm on a Saturday night?
On most Saturdays I go to a fire ceremony where we chant mantra’s. The ritual is known as Homa, which is Sanskrit for word meaning ritual.
What about 8am on Saturday?
I will most likely be doing my personal yoga practice somewhere in the shire or in the surf.
Tell us something not to miss out in Byron Bay…
Don’t miss out on the Hinterland. Highly recommend walks in Koonyum Range and Mount Jerusalem National Park.
Which is your favourite restaurant/cafe in Byron Bay?
Byron Bay Bahn Mi.
What is your dream holiday destination?
The Shire of Byron, NSW, Australia
Tell us something we didn’t know..
There are 3 types of rocks, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.
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