About your teacher
David is the owner of Mudraforce Yoga, and has a profound knowledge of body mechanics which he has shared nationally and internationally. Initially drawn to yoga to supplement his dance career in 1994, David was astonished to what extent precise and focused attention, coupled with hard work, could result in. After a serious back injury, David gradually shifted his attention away from dance towards the healing effects of yoga. He studied Flow Yoga with Kate Potter in Vancouver and, after moving to Montreal, continued his studies with Hart Lazer in 2006. David has recently completed the Yoga Therapeutics programme at Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB. A professional contemporary dancer as well as a dynamic and knowledgeable yoga teacher, David’s knowledge and experience come together to provide a dynamic practice that will have you discovering the deeper layers of your body.
COME EXPLORE OUR PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL SELVES
It is my desire to create a male oriented environment where we are free to be everything that entails manhood in a non-judgmental environment. Mudraforce Yoga is a space for like-minded men to come together and explore our physical and spiritual selves, cultivating fraternal awareness and consciousness.
There are several classes a week to choose from that offer a variety of challenges regardless of ability; from the slower paced introductory class that introduces the basic alignment principles in any practice, to the more vigorous practice where one can refine these principles to deepen body awareness, increase flexibility and build stamina. In addition to the basic alignment principles, emphasis is placed on working within your physical limitations. You are encouraged to make modifications for your body limitations. By respecting your limits, the mind calms, the body starts to function better, and the practice becomes all the more enjoyable. All classes include meditation, Pranayama (breath work), Asanas (postures), and relaxation.
The two words that form Mudraforce come from the Sanskrit word 'mudra' meaning a hand gesture that seals in an intention into the consciousness, and 'force', as in the life force - or prana - that flows through us. In essence I use the practice of yoga for setting intentions and sealing them into our consciousness. By paring away the layers of expectations and masks, we stay connected to our integrity and through the practice we seal that into our consciousness.