Joan Ellis

joan-ellisI had been on a search for a yoga teacher for several years when I stumbled into David’s class. After studying with the same teacher for 12 years in San Francisco, I was ready to end my commute and deep inside I knew I wanted a different style of teacher. In one class, I knew that I was in the right place. David teaches from a deep place of love. It’s not about the look of the pose or even, is that the perfect alignment, but where is your breath, is their joy and ease in the posture?

I began working with David privately with the intention of getting to the core of the stomach issues I have carried for years. It was truly an amazing experience to work so closely with someone so present and compassionate. I have learned so much about myself. I’ve learned how to tap into my strength, trust that who I am and what I do, are not necessarily the same thing. I’m learning to be patient with myself and have the understanding that a lot of the tightening/holding on I’ve been doing for years comes from a source of self preservation, not weakness.

David has shown me that vulnerability is a form of strength.

I began my work with David three or four months ago and since that time, my stomach issues have calmed considerably. I found a focus for my work and began working on a business. I highly recommend David’s Life Coaching work and I believe that I am home with my new Yoga Teacher and have made a new friend.

With loving gratitude,

Joan Ellis

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