Godfrey began yoga practice in 1973 having seen his uncle, an Anglican minister, praying in tree pose. Since then, while mainly self taught he has studied widely and wisely with many Indian and Western teachers. His most fruitful studies, however, have been with Soten Genpo Roshi, Zen Master and Ramesh Balsekar, Jnani of the Vedanta tradition. Without them Godfrey would no doubt still be wandering lost in the confused mists of the contemporary yoga scene. Having opened the Life Center in London in 1992 Godfrey’s commitment to Ashtanga Yoga led to the development of a teaching form and programme now known as Dynamic Yoga. Based on a clear and pragmatic presentation of the internal dynamics of the yoga method it blends the precision of Iyengar Yoga, the sensitivity of Vinniyoga and the potency of Ashtanga Vinyasqa Yoga, making them all accessible to all levels of student in a single approach. This was first collated in the book ‘Dynamic Yoga’, and has since been refined in ‘15 Minute Yoga’ and ‘Hatha Yoga Breath by Breath’.This approach to yoga practice is unique, in its combination of pragmatic utility, technical comprehensiveness, and its firm grounding in the teaching’s of Patanajali, from which it derives its remarkable potency.
Since 1996 Godfrey has been running a dedicated yoga training centre in Ibiza, Spain.
For more information on Godrey’s work and training check out windfireyoga.com