David has always had a passion for movement from a young age. A keen sportsman who actively participated in a wide range of sports and fitness during his years in Education, including Football, Athletics and Swimming, working as a part-time Lifeguard for 3 years. On leaving college in 2005 David joined the Royal Marines aged 18, where he pushed his body and mind to new limits, discovering how influential the mind was over the capabilities of the physical body. After gaining his Green Beret he continued to serve for over four years based around the UK and taking part in exercises around Europe, before seeing active service in Afghanistan during 2007/8. David left the Marines in 2009 where he pursued another childhood dream as a Firefighter passing for duty in 2010. Whilst in the Fire Service he has used his spare time to further his knowledge, gaining qualifications as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. David has specialized in bodyweight movement through Calisthenics and Gymnastic based fitness resulting in the introduction of Yoga asana to compliment free movement in 2013. As a keen martial artist he has spent the past six years studying Filipino Kyusho under Grand Master Angelo Baldissone, earning his black belt in 2014. Through regular one to one training David has seen the importance of a mind to body connection and continues to progress – practicing diligently 6-7 days a week. All these disciplines help to compliment David’s understanding of movement and drive his enthusiasm to constantly learn more about the mind and body. This desire led him to Samahita Retreat with his Girlfriend Ellie in May 2015 to continue his development in Asana and an introduction into Pranayama with Paul, ending the month with a marriage proposal to Ellie (not Paul!). David returned home to England instructing a number of workshops, training one-to-one clients in Functional Fitness and maintaining a regular Pranayama and Yoga practice whilst working as a Full time Firefighter. In November 2015 David moved to Thailand after accepting an opportunity to teach Yoga and become the fitness manager at Samahita Retreat, whilst here he has continued to develop his Yoga practices in Asana and Pranayama under guidance from Paul Dallaghan and the many external instructors that come to reside at the retreat throughout the year. David is keen to bring out the best in people sharing his enthusiasm for life and movement through yoga and movement.
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