Expert Contributors


Nicolai Bachman

Nicolai Bachman

Nicolai has been teaching Sanskrit, chanting, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, and other related topics since 1994. He has a knack for synthesizing and organizing complex topics into simple and understandable presentations. His education combines informal, traditional study with the academic rigor of university classes. Nicolai studied extensively at the American Sanskrit Institute, the Ayurvedic Institute, the American Institute of Vedic Studies and the Vedic Chant Center. He holds an M.A. in Eastern Philosophy, an M.S. in Nutrition, and is eRYT500 certified. His ongoing studies continue to broaden his repertoire and inform all future classes.

Nicolai has authored several Sanskrit book/CD learning tools including 108 Sanskrit Flash Cards, The Language of Yoga (Sounds True 2005), The Language of Ayurveda, and The Yoga Sutras: An Essential Guide to the Heart of Yoga Philosophy (Sounds True 2010). He also wrote an easy-to-read paperback on yoga philosophy called Path of the Yoga Sutras (Sounds True 2011).

Brian Mulhall

Brian Mulhall

Dr. Mulhall received his first Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in Pre-Medical Studies in 1997. He received his second Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology in 1999 and his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2001 from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. After graduation Dr. Mulhall has constantly continued his education by obtaining an ever growing list of additional certifications, diagnostic tools and therapy techniques.

Dr. Mulhall has also designed and presented numerous continuing education seminars/lectures for massage therapists and continues to present Injury Prevention and Biomechanical Seminars for local athletic clubs, businesses, and triathlon and half-marathon/ marathon training groups, and for us at BHTTS. During our third Module of our 200hour teacher training, the Anatomy & Alignment module, Brian teaches our trainees about injury prevention and specifically about the spine, demystifying common myths and misconceptions often heard in yoga “lore”. Our trainees benefit from and love his down-to-earth way of presenting his wealth of knowledge.