Brad Hay is a leading Senior Level 3 ParaYoga and Meditation Teacher and an Ayurvedic Specialist. He is one of only 6 authorised level 3 ParaYoga teachers in the world and has been officially initiated into the ancient tradition of the Himalayan Masters (Sri Vidya). With a professional teaching career stretching over 20 years and having practiced related techniques for over 35 years, Brad is renowned for his laid back, down to earth attitude as he manages to make yoga's ancient, powerful, and mystical traditions feel light, accessible, and easy to understand in the modern lifestyle.
Brad offers a unique blend of both extensive Tantric Hatha Yoga knowledge and Ayurveda to give depth and effective guidance for the modern Yoga practitioner. He is a teacher’s teacher and leads trainings and intensives in Australia and Internationally that combine these ancient systems making them accessible and practical without diluting the traditional teachings.
Always being a seeker, Brad was invited into the Yoga tradition in his mid-twenties while recovering from addiction and searching for meaningful methods of creating peace and stability within. With his general approach to life being; all or nothing, he delved into his Yogic studies and experienced first-hand it’s transformational power.
He began teaching Hatha Yoga in 1999 and in 2003 completed Yoga Arts world-renowned 9 months full-time training in Byron Bay with some of the country’s leading teachers.
Brad is native to Australia and has also spent 18 years Living in the USA where he studied under a number of the worlds leading masters and schools in order to receive the highest education possible in the ancient arts.
In Colorado 2007 Brad met his current teacher/mentor of 15 years, Master Teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, founder of ParaYoga. Rod is considered to be one of the world’s leading authorities of the Tantra Yoga Tradition & has officially initiated Brad into the lineage of The Himalayan Masters (Sri Vidya).
Brad completed ParaYoga’s Master Training Program over many years of dedication and is now one of ParaYoga’s leading senior-level 3 teachers.
He is currently the only ParaYoga Certified Level 3 Teacher in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.
Additionally, Brad is a Nationally Certified Ayurvedic Specialist and a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association in the USA. He completed his studies in 2012 through one of the leading and most recognised Ayurvedic Schools in the West, The California College of Ayurveda. He has owned and run two Ayurvedic Practices in the USA and has also been house Ayurvedic Practitioner in retreats in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and now home in Australia.
Brad leads Tantra Yoga & Ayurveda workshops, intensives, and retreats around the world and has recently relocated with his family back to Byron Bay in his home country Australia after 18 years in the USA.
Brad is exceptionally passionate and dedicated to sharing this work with others for the gifts and guidance that it can bring.
He is now based back in the Byron Bay Shire, NSW Australia with his wife Mia and daughter Ayla.