David McRae has qualifications in medical sciences, naturopathy and counselling and has studied and trained at several meditation centres, from Buddhist Vipassana practice to Vedic & yogic studies.
From 1985-1990 he worked with Ian Gawler, who founded the Australian Cancer patients Foundation, running support group programs in Melbourne, then the Gawler Foundation residential wellbeing programs in the Yarra Valley of Victoria. He worked with Dr Richard Hetzel to establish the Whole Health Clinic in Fairfield, providing low-cost support groups and holistic health. He published The Essential Meditation Guide in 1994. In Coffs Harbour, he battled a complex, chronic health condition then launched back into private, professional work as a meditation teacher and therapist.
His book, Freedom from stress and anxiety was published in 2016, and he moved to Bendigo in 2017.