Tandy Pengelly : Yoga Elder, Spiritual Life Coach, Ayurveda Lifestyle Counsellor, Reiki Master, Intuitive Artist and Author
My journey into yoga started over 20 years ago, when I discovered the healing power of Yoga after a serious accident. This journey has taken me all over the world, where I have undergone intensive training from amazing and talented teachers, including Vanessa Rudge and Michael Daly from Being Yoga Australia, Sharon Gannon and David Life from Jivamukta Yoga, Ayurveda specialist Dr David Frawley, and Yin Yoga with Becky Khalil, and Gretchen Faust, which has resulted in me attaining the status of Yoga Elder with the International Independent Yoga Network, which is their highest level of Yoga Instructor in both Yang and Yin styles of yoga, and represents my level of training and experience in teaching.
But my journey into energy medicine and healing happened many years before. As a Reiki Master and Earth Empath I work not just on a physical level, but also on an emotional, spiritual and energetic level too. Through my Shamanic training with Kimba Bridgeman at the Shaman College, and Reiki training under the Usui Shiki Ryoho, I connect on a deeper level with the healing Universal Energy.
I have studied for 21 years Buddhist thought and practice under the Mahayana system of Tibetan Buddhism and had the honour to be initiated by the His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, in 2016.
But Yoga is a life journey, I am always developing my knowledge and understanding of this life path. I have always been committed to evolving my knowledge and has also continued studying and deepening my knowledge by recently studying Yogic Science with Sadhguru from Inner Engineering, and Yoga Philosophy with Seth Powell to deepen by knowledge of the ancient teachings in Yogic Science.
I also have a degree in Psychology, a diploma in Nutritional Medicine, Higher National Diploma in Massage, Diploma in Mind and Body Nutrition performance, Diploma in Vegan and Raw Nutrition, Spiritual Life Coach Certification and Business Coaching Certification.
Over the years I have helped many people regain movement and over coming deep rooted chronic pain, and throughout this time I began noticing more and more similar behavioural traits and thought patterns in my students suffering from chronic pain. Which led me to research how our thought patterns, beliefs and words affected our ability to deal with, and heal chronic pain. These life changing discoveries led me to write my latest book Breaking the Attention of Pain.
I am also a passionate intuitive artist, and know that yoga unlocks our creative potential. The specific benefits of yoga on creativity and self-expression are many. The expanded consciousness, insights and elevated perspective gained through being on the mat, have a profound effect on your creative expression.