Tristan began the practice of yoga in 1985 at school when he was 16 years old. At the age of 19 he travelled to the Himalayas to live in a Mahayana Buddhist monastery. This was really his first introduction to the higher teachings and to the spiritual life. He had his first awakening experience a year later after a meditation retreat in a Buddhist cave monastery in Thailand and experienced the awakening of kundalini the following year in 1991.
Over the next 19 years he continued to study meditation and yoga and travelled to Nepal, Sri Lanka and especially India as often as possible to continue the study and practice of yoga in various ashrams and monasteries.
He started teaching yoga and meditation in 2006 and now travels internationally, teaching in about 9 countries around the world, mainly in Europe. He teaches on retreats and yoga teacher training courses.
Some of the most influential teachers in his life have been Amritanandamayi (Amma), Ajhan Amaro, Ajahn Succito, Swami Sri Hans Raj Maharajji, Tapkay Lama and Yogani. The yoga he teaches is integral, incorporating all eight limbs of yoga as taught by Sri Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. His focus is as much about spiritual purification, and self-realization, as about the physical aspects of yoga.
Tristan, age 19, training in Nepal
Short blog interview with Tristan about kundalini awakening and inner stillness (November 20th 2019):