Tobie came to yoga in London in the early 2000s. A keen rugby player and athlete, he gained a BSc in psychology and went on to run a construction firm for many years. This led him to yoga when looking for relief from chronic back pain. He undertook his first yoga training in London (with the AOCY) and completed further training in India. Tobie is also a keen student and practitioner of many types of bodywork and pain relief techniques. He is heavily influenced by Dynamic & Osteo-Thai massage (Davide Lutt/Takis/Pichet), Chi Nei Tsang (Leigh Blyth) & Fascial Release (Robert Schleip/Jo Avison).