David Lurey

David was introduced to Yoga in 1996 as a way to tone his body and relieve work related stress. Using those as a foundation for building an Asana practice, the other limbs of Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga began to unfold leading him to the path of teaching transformational Yoga.

Using various spiritual teachings as guidelines for classes, David takes students through opening and often challenging Asanas while encouraging the magical power of breath and mental stillness to cultivate the true loving nature of the heart.

David's classes invoke the natural elements in Yoga practice to balance active lifestyles with self-reflection and meditation. He completed a 5 year study with Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane, who have inspired David to look deeper into the energies of postures while paying very close attention to the details of physical alignment. He has also studied asana with Rajiv and Swati Chanchani of Old Rajpur, India.

His certifications from GreenPath Yoga Studio, David Swenson, and It's Yoga provide a well rounded background in postures, alignment, adjustments, philosophy and history making each class a unique experience. With use of rhythmic breath, music, and flowing sequencing, his classes create the opportunity for physical presence, inner peace and spiritual awareness while building strength and increasing flexibility.

In 2007 David participated in a Green Yoga Teacher Leadership Program and in January of 2008, David has become certified as a 200 hour Experienced Yoga Teacher by the Yoga Alliance of America. So now, he can be officially known as David Lurey, E-YRT!

In August 2008, David also became a certified AcroYoga® Teacher and brings the components of Love, Light and Flight to a wide variety of AcroYoga workshops and experiences.

Since 2000, David has taught extensively around the San Francisco Bay Area at well-respected studios like Greenpath Yoga, Yoga Tree San Francisco and The San Francisco Bay Club. During his tenure as Assistant Director of Greenpath Yoga, David co-led the Greenpath 200 hour certified Yoga Teacher Training Program with his good friend and studio director, Clayton Horton. He co-created a donation based weekly Kirtan gathering that is still happening and has become a respected Yoga community leader in the Bay Area.

David is currently living out a life's purpose to 'Inspire Health and Vitality' by teaching and touring through Brazil, America and Europe sharing the teachings of Yoga.

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