Artfully sequenced yoga classes built with alignment principles and informed by the ballet barre structure.
Anusara trained, and steeped in the experiences and knowledge from ballet and other dance forms, David has refined his own type of yoga class. Each class is intelligently designed as a complete practice in itself that engages the body and breath, and allows the mind/body and body/mind connection to flourish. He teaches for a wide range of abilities, from basic all-levels yoga, to chair yoga for seniors, and advanced vinyasa yoga. Gillian has also co-taught acro and partner yoga workshops with him for the past few years.
While the current class offerings are mainly online, with some outdoor specials, we strive to maintain a similar ambience, rigor, and community feel in each of our classes. David and Gillian set up and teach together, with Gillian often demonstrating the asanas in the newer online format. Our living room is your yoga studio, and we welcome you in.
Towards the end of his ballet career, David was introduced to Pilates and Yoga as methods of injury rehabilitation, and he slowly began to transition his focus from dancer to yogi. He earned a certification in Pilates and became a registered yoga teacher at the 500-hour level through Yoga Alliance. He is an advanced yoga instructor, having started his training through Anusara yoga and later completing his 300-hour teacher training at Yoga Mazé. He then went on to complete a pilgrimage through India with Dr. Douglas Brooks. He continues to study Rajanaka Yoga and has become a well-known yogi and yoga teacher throughout the East Bay.
Gillian grew up in the yoga studio as well as the ballet studio, and continued to leisurely explore yoga throughout her studies and post-grad fellowship. Once back in the Bay Area, she returned to her Dad's yoga classes with a new perspective and commitment. She embarked on her studies with Noah Mazé and with Dr. Douglas Brooks, and recently completed her first 200-hour teacher training at Yogakula in Berkeley.