Swami Gopal


The Hungarian born physicist started imitating yoga postures from a Hatha yoga book at an early age however it was not until age 20 that he became captivated. 4 years later he initiated studies directly with his master Swami Maheshwarananda. In 2007 he became a swami in the Kumbha Mela, India. Channel 31 aired his restorative classes to Melbourne’s community for 5 years.


Currently he is the co-manager of the Melbourne Yoga in Daily Life Centre and a GFI at Fitness First Australia keeping students / members fit & flexible and more importantly encouraging them to venture beyond the boundaries of the intellect diving into the depth of consciousness.


He is a Yoga Australia certified senior teacher qualified in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Pilates offering regular classes, workshops, satsangs & retreats. He brings life and meaning to his teaching of Yoga and is a tremendous inspiration to all.


Kaori, a mother of 2, grew up in a town near Nagoya, Japan. She earned her law degree in Melbourne, and currently works in an educational institution.

She has explored the Japanese and the Australian outdoor extensively, including climbing Mt Fuji, scuba-diving in the Great Barrier Reef, white water rafting, skydiving and camping.

With her latest passion in yoga and meditation she is thrilled to be a part of this trip. Being an accredited interpreter, we are fortunate to have her on board as a native speaking guide to assist everything out -there and beyond. She will make sure nothing gets "lost in translation", and help making your retreat truly Japan-easy.

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