Tuesdays, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Healing Yoga is suitable for seniors, people recovering from injuries, illness or other sensitivities and beginners wanting a softer slower class. While many of the poses are seated and reclined, students are encouraged to use chairs or the wall during more challenging standing and balancing poses Breath is emphasized, as well as quieting the mind and opening the heart. The class ends with a relaxation; including guided meditation along with study of pranayama (breath work, energy flow), meditation and some philosophy.
In 1981, David
began taking Hatha Yoga classes at the Yoga Institute of Houston with Lex
Gillian. In 1987, after relocating to Chicago, he began studying with Suddha
Weixler at the Chicago Yoga Center.
David completed his teacher training in with Suddha in 1995 and has been teaching ever since. Over the years he's studied many styles of yoga with many teachers. These include; Ashtanga yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Richard Freeman, Ayurveda and yoga with Scott Blossom, Anusara yoga with John Friend, Yin Yoga and anatomy with Paul Grilley, Yin and Vinyasa yoga with Sarah Powers, yoga and anatomy with Tias Little and Visesha Vinyasa krama yoga with Srivatsa Ramaswami.
David has also been influenced by the writings of Erich Schiffmann and T.K.V. Desikachar as well as the Buddhist teachings of the Dalai Lama and Thich Nat Han. He also is always learning new things from his students as well. Everyone approaches yoga with a unique set of physical and emotional needs. With that in mind, he guides his students as they work to strengthen and open themselves within their own capacity. Over time they create their own practice, exploring and focusing on the asanas (yoga poses) and the processes that work best for them.
His classes combine soft Yin yoga, which targets the connective tissues as well as more active poses that stretch and strengthen the muscles. David also emphasizes the breath and encourages opening the heart and quieting the mind while practicing.
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Northshore Healing Centre, 222 Waukegan Rd, Glenview IL 60025 847.657.1600