David began his yoga journey nearly 10 years ago 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 nine years of deepening his yoga practice as a student through experiencing multiple styles and teachers; “coincidence” struck again in the form of a 200-hour teacher training at East Meets West led by international yoga master teacher, Max Strom. David has been trained in Max Strom’s Inner Axis method, which Max describes as a “breathing practice accompanied by movement”. It 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), and drawing our senses away from the external world in order to step back and take a non-judgmental and compassionate look at ourselves.
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.
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience." ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin