David Curtis (500 E-RYT) has led the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Courses since 2006 throughout Ireland and brings a wealth of over 20 years personal training, practice, and teaching experience to his trainings. His courses are well structured and professionally run and have earned him a reputation of excellence in Yoga Teacher Training in Ireland.
David began a disciplined daily practice of yoga twenty-three years ago, when living in San Francisco during the dotcom bubble. As an athlete, he was attracted to the dynamic practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa and was inspired by the discipline it takes to practice this method effectively. Having been a Personal trainer and Health club manager it was a shock to find a discipline so physical and yet designed to transcend the ego rather than pamper it.
David’s main influences back then were the founders of YogaWorks in Los Angeles, Senior Ashtanga teachers Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty under whom he studied with daily for over two years while living in Santa Monica.
David studied under the direct guidance of the founder of Shadow Yoga and Nrtta Sadhana, Shandor Remete for seven years. This method combines Indian martial arts, Shaolin practices and traditional hatha yoga postures to prepare the body for the energetic work of the kriyas, bandhas, mudras and pranayamas.
He has also studied extensively in India, Australia, and the U.S under various Senior teachers in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar Methods.
David has been a certified Somatic Movement Educator (SME) since 2008 through the International Institute of Somatic Movement Education based in Tamil Nadu, South India.
David has previously trained in Shiatsu Acupressure at the San Francisco School of Massage in 1998. He also studied Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage with applied Chi Kung) with Gilles Marin in Berkeley in 1999. He is an Associate Chi Kung Instructor in the Universal Healing Tao method of Master Mantak Chia from Thailand.
In a class setting David is capable of blending activities from different traditions into a coherent practice that awakens and strengthens both the inside and the outside of the human experience leaving the student feeling energised, grounded and calm.