Noah Mckenna M. Sc. Chiro completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Anatomy and Neurology and a master’s degree in Chiropractic at “Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia”. He is a qualified acupuncturist graduating from Nanjing University of TCM, China. In 2003 he completed the 6 month Yoga therapy program at VYASA University Bangalore, India. He has spent 3 years in Mysore, India over 8 visits since 1995 and practiced intensively with Indian masters B.N.S Iyengar and V. Venkatesha. Since 2003 Noah has been travelling and teaching workshops in Asia, Australia and Europe. He is a certified Teacher Trainer at the E-RYT 500 level with Yoga Alliance. Noah has worked in private practice as a chiropractor and therapist for 7 years specializing in yoga related injuries and rehabilitation. He runs teacher training and professional development programs for yoga teachers and appears as a guest teacher on TTC courses. His greatest achievement is in assisting yogis with the healing potential of asana.
“The work” I enjoy most is to assist yogis to understand their own bodies and minds and help them to make the most of their own practice and avoid the pitfalls. Simple changes in techniques can resolve many issues and then setting priorities about what to practice, how to practice it, how to progress the practice and especially what not to practice. I consider all yoga to be therapy and teach yoga regularly to help alleviate stress related conditions and postural anomalies. Many of the recurring injuries from yoga practice can be alleviated by simple modifications that pay attention to alignment. Compression and over stretching in particular poses leads to soft tissue injuries; by finding supportive alignment many of these pitfalls are avoided and healing occurs. Many times pre-existing soft tissue injury makes many yoga postures inappropriate and modification is required to get the desired effect without the downsides-in workshops and individually”.
Noah has been practicing yoga from the age of 18. He has worked as a Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer internationally in Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, China, Indonesia, Austria, England and Sweden. Noah teaches his own interpretation of Hatha Yoga which he calls Sukhashanti Style. This is a comfortable and easy approach that emphasizes core strengthening and avoids compression. He has trained many students from all over the world in workshops and individually. Also he specializes as a therapist for consultation on yoga injury prevention and rehabilitation. Noah spends half his time in Mysore, India where he has treated many beginners and also some elite practitioners with both acute and chronic ailments. A specialty is mapping the body to explain the individual’s needs and prescribe asana for realignment.