Tony first encountered yoga while on a working holiday in Australia in 1995. Initially Tony was attracted to the physicality of yoga asana which supported his belief that maintaining the bodies systems through strengthening and toning practices improves quality of life in all areas. After experiencing Teacher Training Courses and numerous trips to India his interest developed in other areas of yoga such as philosophy, meditation and pranayama. He completed a two year hatha yoga teacher training course with Yoga Therapy Ireland in 2006 and commenced yoga teaching from that point onwards. Further yoga study in 2010 brought him to Goa where studied with Lalit and in February of that year he graduated from Himalaya Yoga Valley. He returned to Goa later in the same year to take part in the internship programme and subsequently managed and taught as senior teacher to the public at the Yoga Shala. He has spent time at a number of centres in India such as the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre (Kerala), Iyengar Yoga Centre (Goa), Osho Centre (Pune), Mother Amma (Kerala) and taken meditation courses at the Vipasana Meditation Centre (Aurangabad) and Bodhi Zen Meditation Centre (Kodaikanal).
He has also completed Reiki Level II. Other qualifications include a degree in Electronic Engineering, a Masters in e-Commerce and he is also a qualified high school teacher, although he has taught every age group from 4 year olds up to second year University students. Apart from teaching he has worked as a web designer and has also spent a number of years working in administration at an Irish university. Tony enjoys providing a holistic body of teaching knowledge from various lineages to the trainees at Himalaya Yoga Valley.