Tim is on a yoga journey.
He’s got a few new tricks, including the one he’s been practising with yoga teacher Tim, who he met at a cafe in the Sydney CBD.
Tim was visiting the cafe for a chat when he noticed a girl sitting alone in a chair at the cafe, talking to a guy who had walked in.
The two men became friends and Tim says he saw Tim’s interest in the practice.
“She was talking to him and he was talking about his experience with yoga,” Tim said.
A few months later, Tim was in the studio with Tim and the two practising on the same floor.
They’re both yoga masters.
Tim says the experience was “kind of cool”.
“We were actually practicing on a chair together,” Tim says.
He’s not the first person to see Tim’s yoga.
Tim was also the first to practice yoga in the park and in a classroom.
For Tim, it’s been a long road to get to where he is.
His parents, who live in Sydney’s east, had to leave Australia in 2008 after he was arrested for domestic violence.
At the time, he was working as a labourer in the construction industry and he struggled with his drug problems and anxiety.
Now Tim has his own studio and is training to become a yoga teacher.
In this series, News.au spoke to Tim about his yoga journey, the impact of the opioid crisis and what it’s like to be in the middle of a pandemic.
Originally published as Yoga with an old friend