Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom
Gentle Somatic Yoga Certifications:
Gentle Somatic Yoga Teacher (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
David’s somatic journey began when he trained in The Nia Technique and he completed trainings in Nia with Black Belt training in 2014. In addition to this dance based technique, he also trained as a Nia 5 Stages teacher – a floor-based somatic approach to movement using the developmental stages from embryo to walking. In 2012 he trained in Aerial Yoga and set up Aerial Yoga Leeds, teaching regular classes and beginners workshops until he left in 2017.
Alongside Nia and Aerial Yoga, David developed an interest in Hanna Somatics and in 2013 he hosted and trained with Martha Peterson of Essential Somatics on the first Hanna Somatic Exercise Coach (HSEC) training in the UK and in 2017 he completed his Essential Somatics Clinical Somatic Educator training. In addition to this, David then trained as a Gentle Somatic Yoga teacher with James Knight, completing Level 3 in 2018. Along with Amanda Franklin, his latest development is Somatic Meditation, influenced by Reginald Ray and Stephen Gilligan.