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Hello, I’m David! My goal is to give you the tools in class to stay in the moment when off the cushion.

David Underwood

Renowned teacher and author Beryl Bender Birch (Power Yoga) held a teachers workshop that forever changed David's personal practice and teaching style. Bringing Ujjayi pranayama (victorious breath) not only into standing postures; but also daily activities (walking, driving, waiting in line) fosters a focused, peaceful, and meditative mind, perfect for preparation of Mindfulness and Insight Meditation! David's teaching style combines developing concentration and one point focus using the Ujjayi breath immediately prior to Vipassana (Insight) Meditation to enhance the quality of paying attention moment to moment when the breath is allowed to flow freely and with no control. Being mindful throughout the day will be encouraged using breath awareness whenever windows of opportunity arises (walking).
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With this respiration or pranayama exercise, explore the richness and nuances of breath awareness. Mindful breathing offers a quick energy lift.

Discover tools to relax, counteract stress, and relieve your body and brain’s bias to hold onto negativity. In this session, brief meditations use proven stress-reduction techniques, such as deep breathing, mindfulness or positive imagery to facilitate relaxation response and reverse the effects of held tensions.

Reawaken to the internal and external experiences of the present moment. Intended to strengthen the Mind (mindfulness), this class teaches techniques and methods for systematically developing awareness.

The practice of mindful awareness has a variety of well-documented impacts, including a reduction in toxic stress, an increase in emotion regulation, and an improvement in sustained attention, focus and executive functioning.

mindful movement
When our minds become too active and crowded, bringing attention to our bodies can revive and synchronize our being, bringing about a welcomed sense of calm and relaxation. This practice brings mindfulness to the body through somatic movement and includes practices such as Qi Gong, walking or yoga postures.