Always feeling that there was something more to life, Luke first began formal study of Eastern mysticism in the 1990s while at University and plunged headlong into the practise of Ashtanga Yoga in the year 2000. This began the on-going journey that would take him around the world seeking out experts, gurus and teachers in the field of Yoga and spirituality, sharing his knowledge along the way.
Luke first made his way to Mysore, India in 2001 to study with K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath and since then has regularly returned to India and Mysore in particular to learn with his teachers. Luke is one of a very small number of teachers worldwide to have been granted the honour of Certification within the Ashtanga tradition.
Luke has always sought to ground his practice and teaching in the wider Yoga philosophical tradition and completed a Master’s degree in Indian Religion with his main focus being on the deeper meaning of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He remains an avid student of mystical spiritual traditions and peppers his ‘teachings’ with insights drawn from his readings of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity and Sufism as well as his love of mythological lore.
Besides the physical practice of asana Luke continues also the ancient practice of Vedic chanting which he learns in the traditional shruti parampara method with Vedacharya M Varadrajan.
For more about Luke, his story and his views on yoga please read his interview with Ashtanga Parampara.