People who attend my clinic and yoga courses often want to get an idea of who they are dealing with before they commit to engaging with me. They initially can get an outline of who I am by reading lists of “accomplishments” and “qualifications” such as my background in engineering and science; 30 years in a clinical practice as an immunobiologist; my passion and practice of hatha and raja yoga for almost 50 years; the Samyama School of Yoga which I founded; my ongoing interest in martial arts for more than 50 years: along with decades of practicing Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, Oriental osteopathy and other complimentary medicine techniques.
I woke up when I was 22 and accepted that I was heading in the wrong direction for the life I really wanted. Luckily I joined the Rosicrucian Order, and was a member for more than 20 years. This set a path for my self-improvement. When I was 23, during a yoga weekend with two Swamis, I discovered the outline of the yoga life, and this is what I have been following ever since—it works for me. I practice yoga as a biologist.
After completing several thousand case studies on the effects that defence chemicals in our vegetables, salads, fruits and grains, have on the human adaptive immune system, along with Rob de Castella, we founded the Deeks Health Bakery in 2004 which was then the world’s first totally grain and gluten free bakery—the products of which have helped many people across Australasia to live a more normal life despite their diagnosed chronic immune related diseases.
Helping people regain and maintain good health using biological and yoga principles has been a high priority in my life. I am an advocate of people being responsible for their health, and not relying totally on a medical system to “fix” them. I am passionate about teaching the tools and techniques to age gracefully; how to lift organ function; remove aches and pains, and how to unload, boost and refocus immune resources to always feel 20 years younger than other people.
Simply make a booking and come and talk to me in the clinic or join one of my yoga classes.
I have published eight books on yoga and several self-help books on chronic immune-related illnesses. I created the 10-week Nada Program which uses both the internet and physical workshops to guide people on proven methods to achieve higher quality lives. With Larisa Zoska, I created a 10-week Kickstart Program, which allows people to self-determine a ‘Signature Diet’ specific to them alone—which promotes the best health possible for them at the present stage of their lives. In workshops, classes and seminars I continue to teach people lifestyle techniques, tools and skills that improve their mental and physical health to live longer with better health and reach for their greatest potential.
Zen Shiatsu 1990. (out of print)
Trunk Exercises and Yoga Nidra 1993 (available as CD)
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali—a practical interpretation. 2001 (Hard Copy)
In Search of Yoga. 2005 (Hard Copy)
The Yoga of Happiness. 2005 (Hard Copy)
The Yoga of Samadhi. 2005 (Hard Copy)
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika. 2015 (Hard Copy)
Trunk Exercises (with CD). 2015 (Hard Copy)
Books on Chronic immune-related illnesses:
Death Begins in the Colon 1996. (Out of print)
No More Chronic Fatigue 2001. (Hard Copy) (PDF download)
The Melody of Healing 2007 and 2010. (Hard Copy)
Atypical Coeliac Disease 2007. (Hard Copy) (PDF download)
Coeliac Disease 2007. (Hard Copy) (PDF download)
Four Month Immune Boosting Program—cleansing, unloading, focusing and strengthening your immune system. 2007 (PDF download)
Healing Cancer—A six month immune boosting program. 2008 (PDF download)
For Lasting Health—The balance between nature and technology (for lasting health). 2007 (PDF download)
Fructose is Satan’s Sugar 2010. (PDF download)
Maximising Health and Longevity 2011. (PDF download)
Understanding Cancer—a series of articles 2017. (PDF download)
Foods and Immune Related Illnesses—the link between foods and the impact on your immune system 2017.. (PDF download)
Autoimmune Diseases 2016. (PDF download)