Meet Gary Drummond
Posted by IYTA Admin, 02-Aug-2019
Gary Drummond has come on board to help manage the increasing array of Post Graduate courses offered by the IYTA. Gary is working alongside Olivia Hammerschmidt on the IYTA’s Yin, Seniors, Pre and Post Natal and Meditation and Pranayama courses.
Q: What does your role involve?
I am managing the Seniors and Meditation & Pranayama courses while Olivia takes care of the Yin and Pre and Post Natal Yoga courses.
It’s early days but my new role at the moment is ensuring our students have support before and during courses. I assist with any questions and follow up with the instructors when need be. Once a student purchases a course / workshop I set their access up. I am also responsible for assisting with setting up the workshops for those courses.
Q: Why did you decide to take on the new role?
I have learnt recently to not overthink things, as in I try to follow my gut response (first response). When I was informed about the role I said yes straight away, so intuition.
Q: Why should people consider doing the post graduate courses?!
Post graduate courses are one way of staying current about what is happening in the yoga space. All the IYTA instructors are leaders in the yoga world so we are really fortunate. One of the great things about the courses and workshops is that you meet lots of other people, so therefore it’s also an opportunity to really immerse yourself in yoga and learn from other students.
Q: What do you do the rest of the time you aren’t working in this role?!
My hobbies are taking photos and this year I had a book of my photos printed, so that was very cool.
Q: Any other jobs?
I call them my “Portfolio of Revenue” so lots of jobs to make up my earnings. I work as a project manager at Telstra Broadcast Services 4 days week. The Telstra job being currently my main “investor” at the moment!
Other jobs include: teaching yoga at Manly Yoga, setting up a mens’ yoga and circle at Manly Yoga with another bloke, setting up an international men’s group online.
Working as a qualified life coach and writing a book. So there’s a lot going on!
Q: your personal yoga practice?
I practice pranayama and meditation everyday as well as doing my own yoga practices.
Contact Gary at: gary [at] iyta.com.au