A yoga teacher at All That Matters since 1996, David began to delve into yoga in 1985 and has studied with several teachers, including Richard Freeman, David Swenson, and Eric Shiffman. He is certified at the 500 hour level.
Also a teacher of meditation, David began his practice in 1977 with Transcendental Meditation. In 1994, he began study with his current meditation/spiritual teacher, Michael Mamas.
David’s yoga teaching is predominantly informed by his study of the Ashtanga system, his own experience on the yoga mat, and knowledge gained as a doctor of chiropractic. His classes focus on the subtle mechanics of breath as the foundation for release of stress and establishment of balance in asana practice.
Ashtanga Yoga, as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois, is a system of sequences with a classical approach to the foundations of vinyasa flow: synchronized breath and dynamic movement. Traditionally taught in a set sequence with as many as 76 asanas, this class will use more of a shortened, creative adaptation of the classic Primary Series. The Primary Series is described as ‘Yoga Chikitsa” (yoga therapy) as it assists in detoxifying and realigning the body. This class is wonderfully suited for students wanting to learn vinyasa flow, as well as for experienced vinyasa students wanting to deepen their understanding and practices.