Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Yoga Training

Training to be a yoga teacher is not necessarily a ticket of a real teacher.  Like tea they are all black but the taste varies greatly.

None of the great gurus in India ever did a Yoga certificate but they did train usually with a good Yoga Guru.  the master shisha relationship is as important as it is ancient.

I began my interest in Siddha Yoga with the Shaivite tradition of chanting and first met Muktananda in Gore st Collingwood back in the 1980's when he was on visit where I received shaktipath.

It was a life changing moment where I felt the power of prana awaken my body and mind.  I tell the full story in detail in a book I am writing on my Yoga travels in India over the years.  Being a martial artist I was aware or Yoga but more into the mental and music aspects before I studied Hatha yoga under Savitri Devi from S.A.I.Y.T. Previous to this I had been studying tabla which is a form of sound (Nada) yoga since 1980 and playing in Adelaide with various India musicians. Go to the tabla area of the blog to listen to some of my music friends.

In 1990 I was studying tabla with Nayan Gosh a well known tabla player in Bombay, son of the famous Nikil Gosh who trained under the  legendary Amidjan Thirakwa who was the maestro of tabla.

Then I spent a month in the Ganeshpuri ashram teaching tabla and studying yoga where Gurumaya chidvilasananda was the guru.  The most notable memory was visiting the local village and temple of Baba Nityananda who was Muktananda's teacher.

Shortly after this I met my true teacher Baba Virsah Singh who showed me the path to love.  This one event was the most precious time in my life and my spiritual karma was blessed.  I can say that without Baba and his blessing I would not be the preson I am today, nor would I have the outlook on life I have now.  To find your true guru is a blessing from heaven.  It took me from 1978 when I first went to India and numerous trips all about the country to 1990 to find him.

Yoga diploma from SAIYT

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Sumie Framed Prints 4 SALE



A4 on Photographic paper $20 plus $5 post to Australia

How to order
Choose any picture on the site and email me and I will reply.

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Framed Prints

$35 / Plus Post

Size Frame 25 x 30cm

How to order
Choose a picture on the blog and email the order form to me then I will get back to you 

Mob 0407734479
skype catchadragon

prices for Prints

25% discount Minimum purchase $95

Paper types used ; 210GSM white / 150 GSM marble
100 GSM white textured (very soft and light feel)
100 GSM parchment (clear crisp soft and light)

How to order
Go to
Copy and paste the order form into an email. Or Phone 0407734479 or Mail (ring for details)
I will send you a confirmation with the final package and postage cost in an invoice.
Payment options;

Pay into my bank account after I send you the invoice by email usually (or post)

Australia Post Cash on delivery 

Normal Mail
Unless requested all cards are sent ordinary mail. 

Registered Mail
You have the option to Register your post which is advised as it has a tracking code.
I will send you a copy of the receipt for the mail order to you by email once it is sent.

After I have given you a final amount plus postage click this button and pay by Paypal

Bank Transfer to Gerard Menzel
BSB 944300 account 016 183 975

Postal order
or money order care
Gerard Menzel  Carisbrook GPO Carisbrook Vic Australia

Full amount includes postage after confirmation email from Gerard ;

Returns and refunds
If you are not satisfied with the product just send them back within 7 days undamaged and I will refund your money less a handling fee of $10

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Note;  postage costs will be added to the total
Email form to gmenzel @  0407734479 Mob

No of Prints  
 Small  Frame  25x30cm brown/black



wild horse

little red

Peaceful Japanese village

little wren

Green Dragon