Dustin Brown

Living A Black Belt Life

Damian speaks with the multi-talented Dustin Brown, who we like to call the yoga-ninja-surfer. They delve into navigating the world of yoga as a man and how yoga can support us optimising this human experience.

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About Dustin

Dustin Brown grew up in Kauai, Hawaii where he learned to surf, eventually become a pro-surfer. He was introduced to Yoga by his partner, at the time, and soon felt how his body and mind shifted through the practice. He has found strength, flexibility, increased recovery, and an overall balanced lifestyle through Yoga and after traveling the world as a professional surfer he settled in Melbourne, Australia, and co-founded Melbourne-based Warrior One Yoga. He is an Apple Fitness+ instructor, Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Vedic meditator, yoga teacher trainer, and an ambassador for Boys of Yoga, a global movement helping to bring more guys to the mat.

Show Notes


  • Dustin’s joinery from religion to spirituality and how he defines it
  • His journey to yoga and where it’s taking him next
  • Using yoga to heal himself and balance the other intense aspects of his life
  • How he became a business owner
  • The secret to improving your yoga and meditation practice
  • The diet he stays on to stay lean but keep muscle mass
  • What you might gain from a Yoga teacher training with Warrior One Yoga
  • His work with Boys of Yoga and navigating the yoga world that is predominately female
  • “Stress can get a bad rap in our modern society. But positive stress is so important in our lives. It's a catalyst for growth. If we just do these little things, you will blow your mind how quickly your body adapts, and just starts to shift in a positive way.” - Dustin Brown
  • "Yoga can support us optimising this human experience" - Dustin Brown
  • Yoga is missing hanging exercises. This book can complete your practice. Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention by John M. Kirsch



This podcast is for informational purposes only and not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician.

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