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David Yogasana

FROM PORTUGAL TO PHUKET

David Yogasana started his yogic journey in Portugal, Lisbon, with a community of Hatha classes. This was mostly a way of complementing his career as a contemporary dancer at the time.

After moving to Thailand, David was first introduced to Ashtanga Yoga where his true yoga identity started to take shape. However, it wasn’t until he moved to Koh Phangan and completed his Yoga Alliance Teacher Training that he decided it was time to share his passion with students.

David has had the opportunity to study with a variety of teachers worldwide. His classes are challenging, yet lighthearted, with a focus on transformation.

David would like to share the same vitality, happiness, and passion with his students the same way he has cultivated in his own experiences every time he practices yoga.

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63425Namaste's
364743Breathes
500Hours
5497Sunrises
238Happy Yogis

Services

I hope I can help you on your yoga journey.. Here's a few of the things I love to do!

Private Classes

No better way to advance your yogi practice that one on one classes. I can come to your home or we can meet in a tranquil park or setting.

Studio Classes

I’m available to teach yoga at your studio. I put an emphasis on personal attention and having a bit of fun too. Contact me to arrange the schedule.

Guidance

Let me help you with your journey, I can give you advice and help put together a yoga plan for you.

Retreats

I am available for retreat bookings to run Yoga workshops anywhere from 3days to 3months. Contact me and we can discuss our future collaboration.

Pictures

A small collection of photographs, for frequent and more recent pictures please visit my Facebook page and Instagram.

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Ashtanga

Ashtanga

Ashtanga (also spelled Astanga) means “eight limbs” in Sanskrit, which refers to the eight limbs of yoga laid out in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Ashtanga method of asana practice was interpreted byT. Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from an ancient text called the Yoga Korunta, which they claimed described a unique system of hatha yoga developed by Vamana Rishi.

These eight limbs are:

•Yamas (ethical behavioural codes: non-violence towards others and self, truth, not stealing, appropriate sexual conduct; non-greed)
•Niyamas (personal behavioural observances, cleanliness of body and mind; contentment with what one has, austerities and disciplines, self-study, surrender and acceptance without expectation)
•Asana (postural practice, to detoxify and open the body and mind)
•Pranayama (life force, or breath work)
•Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses)
•Dharana (concentration of the mind)
•Dhyana (meditation)
•Samadhi (a higher state of conscious awareness, where the mind goes beyond the object of meditation and the individual self).

The Ashtanga method stresses daily vinyasa flow practice using ujjayi breathing, mulas and drishti. There are six different Ashtanga series, through which a student progresses at his or her own pace. Continued practice can increase stamina and strength, detoxify the system, calm the mind and can increase focus and concentration. The practice teaches you patience, humility, compassion, awareness, acceptance and love. And who doesn’t want more of that.

  • As a total beginner who was self-conscious of my blundering ways, David guided me through yoga with ease and elegancy. A good natured, precise, and fun instructor in the first steps of my personal Yoga journey. Thanks David!

    LJ Krooker
  • David showed me that Yoga isn’t just for girls, as a personal trainer, I thought I had worked hard before, but I wanted to be pushed by Yoga, and David made me SWEAT! Great instructor and highly recommended.

    KRIX LUTHER
  • An amazing teacher and incredible soul, improving my yoga practise with David was the highlight of a holiday in Phuket.

    ANDREA