The Director of Training for Vinyasa Yoga.
David began a disciplined daily practice of yoga in the mid-90s when living in San Francisco. as a personal trainer and health club manager. 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 his formal studies under the guidance of Tim Thompson of Monkey Yoga Shala and Larry Schultz of Its Yoga between 1998-2002.
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 2003 – 2010. 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 directly 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 studies include both the Chinese and Indian systems of healing through the Marma system of Ayurveda and the Chi Kung, Ba Gua systems of Chinese Medicine.
His style of teaching is therefore influenced by many styles and methods of Hatha Yoga yet is rooted in activities that free the physical and energetic bodies from their obstructions and harness the potential of the lifeforce safely and effectively.
He has been teaching fulltime since 2002 ( accumulating over 10,000 hours of teaching experience) and is E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP registered with Yoga Alliance ( he has over 1,250 hours of training since 2001)
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