Graham teaches a mindful vinyasa based style of yoga which aims to be demanding without being too stressful. His classes also incorporate prāṇāyāma and meditation, and he is an experienced teacher of the guided relaxation practice of yoga nidrā. Graham is a firm believer that, while yoga is important, it doesn’t have to be too serious and he is known for his enthusiastic, yet humorous and accessible, approach to teaching.
Graham’s main yoga teaching influences over the years have included internationally renowned teachers Richard Freeman, Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffmann, and Shiva Rea, as well as numerous UK based teachers, including Simon Low, Liz Lark, and Catriona Brokenshire. He is a keen student of yoga history and philosophy, and often weaves ideas from yoga’s rich textual tradition into his classes.
Graham has a Master’s degree in Indian religions and a PhD (in Indian philosophy) from SOAS, University of London, and is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow there lecturing in Hinduism. He has previously taught on the SOAS MA course in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation and is an active member of the SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies and the SOAS Sanskrit Reading Room. He has recently contributed chapters to both the Yoga Teaching Handbook and Yoga Student Handbook, edited by Sian O’Neill and published by Singing Dragon.