Through yogic practices, Gidi supports people to enhance their physical and mental health, and unfold towards core Selfhood, discovering the magic, joy and beauty within.
Since 1997, Gidi has practiced and taught yoga in Australia and Israel. He teaches classic Indian yoga and Dzogchen, a stream of Tibetan Buddhism. Both of these practices are capable of healing suffering and unlocking the intrinsic clarity that already resides within us.
Gidi’s yoga practice and classes are integrated with a rich understanding of the philosophical and spiritual roots of yoga. This is informed by the many years Gidi has spent studying the traditional teachings of Indian and Tibetan yogas, including visits to Varanasi, India, Tibet and Bhutan.
Gidi also works as an academic at Monash University where he researches the Philosophy of Yoga and Buddhist Philosophy. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) on Longchenpa’s Dzogchen and wrote his Masters (MA) thesis on The Practical Dimension in Śankara’s Vedānta.
Psychology of Yoga is Gidi’s current area of research focus. He is interested in therapeutic yogic methods that aim to free the yoga practitioner from the power of latent mental imprints (or samskāras, in Sanskrit). These latent imprints often motivate people’s actions and lock them into compulsive patterns of behaviour. Through yoga, it is possible to release these imprints and negotiate a clear and renewed way of being.
Gidi also enjoys playing music and is an accomplished classical guitarist. He has released two albums of classical guitar music with Cala Records. His music has been featured on ABC Classic FM, Byron Bay FM and on the inflight entertainment of several airlines.