East Meets West Yoga Center

David Miller

David (RYT-500) began his yoga journey in 2006 through a series of happy “coincidences” that brought him to East Meets West during its first week of operations. Since then, he has come to believe that there are no such things as coincidences! After deepening his yoga practice as a dedicated EMW student, experiencing multiple styles and teachers; “coincidence” struck again in the form of a 200-hour teacher training at East Meets West Center in 2014 led by international master teacher, Max Strom.  David has been trained in Max’s Inner Axis method, which is a breath-initiated form of hatha yoga that combines many of yoga’s eight limbs, including: breath control, yoga postures/poses, meditation, moral precepts (including non-violence to one’s self in thought and action).

David completed his 500-hour advanced teacher certification at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA in the summer of 2018, led by an incredible group of master teachers, including  Rolf Sovik, PsyDSandra AndersonShari FriedrichsenCarrie Demers, MD, and Judy Moulton.

David strongly believes that yoga should be accessible to, and has great benefits, for everyone – whether they are: young/old, fit/infirm, experienced/beginner. He attempts to structure his classes to make them accessible to everyone and a pleasurable and fulfilling experience that allows us to calm and focus our minds, mend our bodies, and integrate the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our beings, while we step back and take a non-judgmental and compassionate look at ourselves.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience." ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin