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David is among a small group of Ashtanga yoga teachers who received a teaching certificate directly from the late founding master of Ashtanga yoga Sri K Pattabhi Jois. David met Pattabhi Jois in 1993 and over the next 16 years he traveled to Mysore India to study with the great yoga master. In 1996 Pattabhi Jois granted David a teaching certificate. David returned to Seattle and opened the first ever Ashtanga yoga studio in Seattle. In 2002 David hosted Sri K Pattabhi Jois (along with his daughter Saraswathi and his grandson Sharath) in Seattle.
David was introduced to yoga at the age of 16 when a friend taught him the classic set of postures known as Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations). David maintained a self-taught practice for more than a decade before everything changed when he met Marie Svoboda, Seattle’s “grand dame of yoga” in 1991. Attending her classes lit an everlasting fire for yoga in him and he immersed himself in a serious yoga study. During this time David also had the great fortune to study intensely with senior BKS Iyengar teacher Aadil Palkhivala attending weekly classes and participating in many intensives and teacher trainings. However, in 1993 he discovered a vhs tape of Sri K Pattabhis Jois teaching senior Ashtanga teachers Tim Miller, Richard Freeman, and Chuck Miller and this was when he knew he had discovered his teacher.
David Garrigues is an internationally recognized yoga teacher and creator of the Asana Kitchen video instruction series, an online video tutorial learning resource for students. He is the founder/director of Ashtanga Yoga School (AYS) of Philadelphia and also travels extensively throughout the US, Europe, and India offering workshops, in depth studies and retreats.
For the last 25 years David has maintained an enthusiastic personal practice that is dedicated to asana and pranayama study in the Ashtanga tradition. His intense dedication to practice and teaching, inspire his students who form a diverse, soulful, open hearted, and serious global learning community. David’s mission is to help students of yoga flourish within the living, contemporary lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. He aims to be part of the circle of hatha yoga lovers who are devoted to applying the teachings of ashtanga yoga in ways that promote physical, psychological, and spiritual growth in themselves and others.
Richard Rudis created the first original Gong Bath™experience twenty years ago and has performed over 1,000 Gong Baths in the US & internationally helping well over 35,000 participants. Using principles of Vajrayana Buddhism, specific sacred geometry, mathematics & instrumentation a dynamic meditative experience is created where each participant is acoustically guided, via harmonic overtones, into realms of physical well-being, emotional balance, cellular healing and spiritual awareness. Carefully designed vibrational constructs are used to further entice the brain into Alpha/Theta/Delta wave-scapes of creativity, relaxation and enrichment. A sound healing pioneer with thirty years of Buddhist scholarship, his extensive collaboration with other sound healing researchers and studies in Eastern energy healing have resulted in the development of a unique sacred sound healing techniques known as a ‘Gong Bath™’ – holding the trade mark since 2008. Currently he is writing a book on this subject including specialized playing techniques and supportive philosophies. (see; https://www.youtube.com/user/Sonamdorje for video tutorials and www.sacredsoundgongbath.com for further details). *please note: The term Gong Bath™ may only be used by Richard Rudis
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