YogiFolies, bio

David is a yoga therapist and Ayurveda practitioner, trained in India and Turkey (RYT 500). Through years of practice and study of many different styles of Yoga, he has developed a unique practice, with a simple and effective method of teaching, with an emphasis on adequate body alignment & breathing. Spiritually inspired by the wisdom and compassion of the Buddhist tradition, each practice becomes a holistic journey that cultivates awareness & acceptance, authentic and universal values that give us the opportunity to discover who we really are, and to find our true place.

Because David’s style is enhanced by his experience as an Ayurveda Practitioner and Yoga therapist, all classes, from a restorative/relaxing approach to the more powerful and challenging practice, are designed according to the students’ levels and needs (especially during Yoga Therapy individual sessions).

  • Name:                         David
  • Occupation:             yoga teacher, yoga therapist, Ayurveda masseur, body-mind awakener
    • Education:
      Yoga Teacher Training with Chris Chavez – RYS 500 (200 + 300)
                      Anusara Yoga & Master the Path – Istanbul
                     Sivananda Yoga & Pranayama (the Art of Living Ashram)
    • Yoga Therapy Teacher Training – RYS 200 + 300h*
                     School of Holistic Yoga & Ayurevda, Siolim- Goa
                     & Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Trimbak – Maharashtra
    • Ayurveda & Pancha Karma Therapy Training – Ayurveda & Yoga*
                     Kerala ayurvedic healthcare, Trivandrum centre – Kerala

*Certifications validated by the Government of India

  • Master II in linguistic and Educational Cooperation
    Master I in French as Foreign Language

 

  • Inspiration & Guidance:
    Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras Patanjali, Buddhism & Tantra philosophy,
    Sulak Sivaraksa, Ayurveda lifestyle & daily experiences
  • Distinguishing marks: can lift up the right eyebrow higher than the left one without any effort
Favourite quotes
inspirational well-known authors

– « I am not a teacher, but an awakener. »
Robert Frost

– « Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. »
Marcus Aurelius

– « The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal. »
Pema Chodron

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inspired by my own journey

– « Yoga is an empowering tool to reach, dig out & give space to our own essence to blossom up,
as the flower compressed in the bud reaching out to express its true nature. »

– « Life is a journey. Don’t hurry! Trust the process, & enjoy every step… »

– « Nothing is impossible, unless we decide otherwise.
Limits are only the expression of our own restrictions, we impose to ourselves. »

  • Location: nomad – Istanbul is my heart-town, India is my soul-country, and my abode-town is Velez-Malaga (Andalusia, Spain)
  • Born: a couple of months before Woodstock
  • Nationality: ideally, none… but my passport is French
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