What is a Yogin? A Yogin is the plural term for a Yogi or Yogini. A Yogi (male) or Yogini (female) is a dedicated practitioner of Yoga. 

Yoga, especially in the West, often refers to physical exercises only. Here at The Yogin, Yoga is a holistic practice which includes but is not limited to Mantra, Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. 

So, who are we?


Paul and Michelle Macnamara are Akhanda Yoga Teachers (RYS500) and self-made business owners. They are hardworking, passionate humans and have been married for 8 years, together in life for double that time.

Paul and Michelle are Akhanda Yoga practitioners and teachers, inspired by the traditional practices of Hatha Yoga as taught by Yogrishi Vishvketu.

They travel together, practicing and teaching Yoga Workshops, Retreats and Courses on an axis across the world from Byron Bay, Australia, Rishikesh in India and Liverpool in the UK.

If you have a question, would like us to come and teach in your studio or just want to say hello, send us an email below.


A little more about us...


Paul Mridul Macnamara

Originally from Liverpool in the UK, Paul has been living in Australia for the past 18 years.

Alongside his wife Michelle, he using the practice of Yoga to guide his daily life. An avid student of Akhanda Yoga (RYT 500), Paul initially trained under Nick 'Sadashiv' Bradley and Radha Rani from Akhanda Yoga Australia. Then went on to further his study in Rishikesh, India with Yoga master Yogrishi Vishvketu.

Paul has been exploring Yogic and other Spiritual practices since a young age but only came to the Asana practice in his early 40’s.

Using Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra under the guidance of his teachers in Australia, Nick & Radha Bradley (founders of Akhanda Yoga Australia) and Yogrishi Vishvketu, founder of Akhanda Yoga in Rishikesh.

Paul has been inspired by the great changes he has felt in his body and mind since undertaking the disciplines that Akhanda Yoga has to offer and hope his students feel similar effects in their lives.

Paul and Michelle work together as a Yoga couple and teaching team on Workshops, Retreats and Trainings in India, Australia and UK.

Paul's qualifications include:

  • Akhanda Yoga RYT500
  • Certificate of Applied Astrology (AstroSynthesis)
  • Usai Reiki Master 

Michelle Savita Macnamara

Michelle was introduced to Yoga by her husband Paul, in her early 20’s.

After spending some time trying different styles of Yoga, Michelle was inspired by Ashtanga Yoga and the benefits of Mysore style or the self-practice method.

With the guidance of a few teachers along the way, Helen Aldred in Liverpool (UK) and Christian Graham at Dena Kingsberg’s shala in Byron Bay (Australia) Michelle cultivated the discipline of self-practice and there began the unfolding of her yoga journey.

The self-motivating practice heightened Michelle's sense of commitment, effort and dedication to the practice of Yoga. After 6 years of dedicated practice, was introduced to the inspiring Yoga Teachers, Nick + Radha Bradley and to the Akhanda Yoga style.

Michelle, alongside husband Paul, completing their in-depth 200hr Teacher Training in Australia, before completing her 500hr Yoga Teacher Training with Yogrishi Vishvketu, the founder of Akhanda Yoga in Rishikesh, India. Now, working together as a teaching team on Workshops, Retreats and Trainings in India, Australia and UK.

Using the Akhanda Yoga approach to Yoga practice and teaching, she still maintains the physical Asana practice while including other very important and varied elements of yoga such as Pranayama, Meditation + Mantra, creating a holistic practice and in turn, balanced life.


What is Akhanda Yoga all about? 


The Akhanda Yoga style is a wonderful, holistic approach to teaching traditional Hatha Yoga. Akhanda Yoga encourages you to be a scientist and experiment on yourself to find what works and what doesn’t work within the guidelines given to us by founder, Yogrishi Vishvketu of the Nath lineage. 

Akhanda Yoga, as we understand it, is an exploration of the body, mind and spirit. Through Asana (physical postures) and Pranayama (breathwork) we explore the inner and outer workings of the body; allowing, guiding, moulding and massaging the body in different ways to release tensions, stored emotions and create a clear pathways for our energy to flow freely. We use Mantra to cultivate a feeling of oneness (or Brahma), connectedness and devotion to something that is bigger than our individual selves. 

Meditation is the reason we practice all of these other practices, which is the union of body and mind into harmony. 


A little more about the Akhanda Yoga classes... 


The Akhanda Yoga style is a wonderful, holistic approach to teaching traditional Hatha Yoga. Akhanda Yoga encourages you to be a scientist and experiment on yourself to find what works and what doesn’t work within the guidelines given to us by founder, Yogrishi Vishvketu of the Nath lineage. 

Akhanda Yoga, as we understand it, is an exploration of the body, mind and spirit. Through Asana (physical postures) and Pranayama (breathwork) we explore the inner and outer workings of the body; allowing, guiding, moulding and massaging the body in different ways to release tensions, stored emotions and create a clear pathways for our energy to flow freely. 

We use Mantra to cultivate a feeling of oneness (or Brahma), connectedness and devotion to something that is bigger than our individual selves. 

Meditation is the reason we practice all of these other practices, which is the union of body and mind into harmony. 


Who do we learn from?


Dr Nick 'Sadashiv' Bradley

SadaShiv means "always welbeing". 

Shiva being the powerful deity who is the god of destruction. Destruction needs to occur so that rebirth can take place.

Nick has studied and taught yoga for over 15 years. His passion for the kriyas (yogi cleansing techniques) lead him to Yogi Vishvketu in Rishikesh, and he is one of the few western yogis who has a regular Vastra Dhauti practice  - Vastra Dauti is the swallowing of 21 feet of cloth in order to clean the stomach and then retrieving the cloth. 

Nick has studied with Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, Eilleen Hall in Sydney,  Kevin Farrow of acu-energetics and finally his guru Yogrishi Vishvketu.

Dr. Nick Bradley is a registered Osteopath treating from his clinic, Optimum Wellbeing Centre

Yogrishi Vishvketu

Yogrishi Vishvketu or fondly known to his students as Vishva-ji, is an Indian Yogi and the founder of Akhanda Yoga. He is from Rishikesh in Northern India, at the foothills of the Himalayas.

Vishva-ji has been practicing Yoga since he was a small boy and learnt in the traditional way from Guru to Disciple.

Yogrishi Vishvketu comes from the Nath Yogi lineage. The Nath Babas were those Yogis specifically studying Hatha (physical) yoga, so the postures that we know as Yoga today in the West, come directly from the Nath.

They studied the Cleansing Techniques outlined in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, so Vishva-ji has first hand knowledge of these ancient practices, and not only studied them but still performs them on a regular basis.

Radha Rani Bradley

Radha's influences were Emma Henry of the Jivamukti method, Ananda Yoga and the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and finally, her guru Yogrishi Vishvketu. 

Radha's focus is on the more meditative and bhakti (devotional) side of yoga with a great love of yogic philosophy. Radha regularly leads Kirtan, singing and playing her harmonium. Radha also teaches for Akhanda Yoga in Rishikesh, India.

She has released an album, recorded in Haridwar Northern India and produced in Byron Bay with Crystal Grid. It is an album of music - bhajans to accompany a yoga practice called Darshan. 

Radha has also released a second album,