David began a disciplined daily practice of yoga in the mid-90s when living in San Francisco. As an athlete he was attracted to the dynamic practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa and was inspired by the discipline it takes to practice this method effectively. He began this practice under the guidance of Tim Thompson of Monkey Yoga Shala and Larry Schultz of Its Yoga between 1998-2001.
David’s main Ashtanga influences thereafter were the founders of Yogaworks in LA, Senior Ashtanga teachers Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty under whom he studied with between 2002 - 2007. They taught him how to practice dynamically yet with humility and with an emphasis on safety.
Between 2002 -2012 he also studied extensively in India, Australia and the U.S under various Senior teachers in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar Methods through retreats or intensive courses.
From 2010-2017 David studied under Shandor Remete, the founder of Shadow Yoga and Nrtta Sadhana attending intensive courses twice yearly during this time. It is thanks to his guidance and instruction that David’s knowledge of the subtle anatomy and energetic system was awakened.
His style of teaching is therefore influenced by many styles and methods of Hatha Yoga yet is rooted in activities that free the energetic body from its obstructions and harness the potential of the lifeforce safely and effectively.
David is also a certified Somatic Movement Educator (SME) through the International Institute of Somatic Movement Education based in Tamil Nadu, South India. SME is a neuromuscular re-education system that facilitates sensory- motor learning to gain greater voluntary control of the physiological process resulting in freedom of ease and agility of movement.
David prostrates in gratitude to all his teachers, past and present. Any true knowledge he is able to pass on comes directly from their guidance, any mistakes he makes are purely his own. Om Namah Shiva
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