David Schlussel

yoga instruction
breath work


2007 Anusara Therepeutics Training 1 with John Friendongoing mentorship with Abby Tucker

Level 2 Teacher training (theming) with Noah Maze

2006 Anusara mentorship with Abby Tucker
2005 Ongoing Anusara studies with Katchie Ananda and Abby TuckerBandhas workshop with Godfrey Devereux
2004 Assistant Teacher in Four month Anusara Immersion with Katchie
Berkeley, CA
 Mixed/Intermediate workshop with John Friend, Royal Oak, MIAnusara Mixed/Int., Advanced, & Philosopy Workshops with John Friend, Berkeley, CA
2003 Teaching Apprentice of Katchie Gaard

Anusara based advanced studies course with Katchie Gaard, San Francisco, CA

Opening the Shadow Shadow yoga immersion with Martin Hunke, Berkeley, CA

Feldenkrais Workshop with Kathleen Dunne, Royal Oak, MI

Scaravelli Yoga workshop with Diane Long, Albany, CA

2002 Dynamic Yoga Teacher training with Godfrey Devereaux, Ibiza, Spain

Dynamic Yoga workshop with Godfrey Devereaux, London, UK

Scaravelli style classes with Gary Carter Brighton, UK

2001 Pranayama workshop with Angelika Grohmann, London, UKAshtanga Workshop with BNS Iyengar and Godfrey Devereaux, Whitby, UK

Moving into the center workshop with Rosy Moon, London, UK

Ashtanga Mysore style with Alex Medin, Sarah Litton, London, UK

1999-2000 Ashtanga Mysore style w/ Alice Joanou, Gretchen Nelson, San Francisco
1998 Ashtanga Mysore style w/ Robert, John Robb, Annie McQuade, San Francisco
1997 Ashtanga Primary Series with Joshua Feinbloom San Francisco
2003-2007 Public Hatha Classes at
Berkeley Yoga Center,
Eden Yoga,
7th Heaven,
Yoga Kula, Private Lessons via AFPS and around SF Bay areaSubstitute teaching at
, and above
2002 Private Lessons, Lewes, UK
2001 Assistant instructor in Mysore style class,
Yoga Place E2, London, UKPrivate Lessons, London, UK
  PRACTICING My five day a week practice
consists of pranayama, followed by an Anusara inspired practice of opening myself to grace and exploring my freedoms and edges.
  READING I’m currently reading Tantric Quest by Daniel Odier. Additionally, I’ve been studying various translations of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
I regularly refer to Iyengar’s “Light
on Yoga” and “Light on Pranayama”;
Devereaux’s “Elements of Yoga”
and “Hatha Yoga Breath By Breath”;
Schiffmann’s “The Art of Moving
Into Stillness”; Friend’s “Anusara
Teachers Training Manual”; Swenson’s
“Ashtanga Yoga the Practice Manual”;
Feurstein’s “The Yoga Tradition”.
  STYLING I teach via the Dynamic yoga method. A step by step progression through increasingly challenging postures, synchronized with breath, with an emphasis on spiralic adjustments and an inward focus. Props are rarely recommended aside from a cushion for pranayama and
meditation. All classes end with a meditation.
After we have shaken up the samskara through the postures we need to sit with them so they can be resolved.
I believe that to be considered a yoga class rather than a stretch class or an acrobatics class we need to pay at least a little attention to Patanjali.
I take care to pass on a word or two of his wisdom as I teach.

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