Duncan is the original founder of Power Living and over the last decade has successfully pioneered contemporary yoga styles in Australia whilst setting the highest standard in asana facilitation, teacher trainings and yoga retreat delivery. Whilst Duncan was introduced to Raja Yoga in his teens to deal with stress and grief, he smashes the stereotype of what a Yogi should be and rather focuses on being himself and creating a methodology inspired by ancient teachings that he believes is relevant for today’s world.
Personally Dunx comes highly qualified in yoga and business. Not only has he (& his team) created a business not yet paralleled in Australian Yoga, he has developed himself as what he calls the Modern-Day Yogi, training extensively in most contemporary yoga methods – Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Power (Baron Baptiste method), Anusara and Yin Yoga. Duncan underwent a four-year mentorship under Baron Baptiste and eventually co-facilitated retreats with Baron all over the world. He has travelled and taught yoga in India and has been disciplined in his own spiritual development. Yogi Dunx has completed extensive studies in Traditional Yoga Philosophy under Georg Feuerstein, Anatomy and Physiology at the school of Neuro-Spinology and various Psychology and yoga related courses. Duncan has clocked up well over the 10,000 hours of practice and teaching that leaders in business, art and commerce say creates mastery of any subject, but he also suggests not to take the practice too seriously and enjoy life through unattached pleasure. He holds pre and post graduate degrees in Business Administration and served as an Army Officer in the elite Parachute Regiment. Before yoga asana and surfing became his physical passions, Duncan played first grade Rugby Union representing the Australian Services and trained throughout his youth in martial arts where he holds black belt honours. Dunx has trained some of Australia’s biggest sporting personalities and continues to be involved with the Manly Sea Eagles.
To Dunx staff he is loved and respected for creating an amazing community of some 50 employees, 9 pumping studios, awesome retreats, affiliate studios across the globe and powerful teacher trainings with over 1000 graduates. He has a unique ability to keep close relationships with all of the P.L.A.Y. crew, performing the role of Head Teacher, Coach, Friend and CEO, whilst maintaining a sincere focus on the goal of yoga. Those who spend time with Dunx realize quickly that his knowledge is deep, his practice is extensive and most importantly he is driven out of a sincere interest in the wellbeing of others and power of yoga to transform lives.
His classes are powerful, strong, fun, heartfelt and his irreverent sense of humour brings a unique lightness to the depth of practice he teaches. He spends his time travelling and teaching between the studios in Sydney and Melbourne and delivering teacher trainings and retreats in Byron Bay and around the globe. Check out his classes and trainings, they rock but get in early as they are usually packed.