Welcome.  Thanks for being here.

Please take this moment and acknowledge what you are wanting in your life that had you visit me here.

Perhaps you would like to feel even better, more at home in your body?

Perhaps you would like to feel more comfortable in your relationships?

My name is David, and I’m here to hold you through the transformation you are looking for, using yoga practices, supportive coaching and accountability.

My clients enjoy life with:

  • minimal to no pain
  • greater flexibility
  • a more powerful body
  • old injuries healed
  • clarity of mind
  • open hearts
  • greater self confidence
  • reduced stress
  • more ease in relationship
  • better sleep

 

I can help you feel more comfortable:

In your body.

In your relationships.

Class Schedule
Class Schedule
Private Yoga
Private Yoga
Coaching
Coaching
BodyWork
BodyWork
Retreats & Events
Retreats & Events
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Yoga Class Schedule

Tuesday - 4:00-5:00pm
@ Arise Yoga
3229 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland
Wednesday –  12:00-1:00pm
@ Private Residence in Berkeley
message 510-301-0747 for details
Tuesday – 6:00-7:00pm
@ zoom mtg ID 848116394
Saturday – 9:30-10:45am
@ Arise Yoga
3229 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland

 

 

Yoga Class Schedule

Tuesday - 4:00-5:00pm
@ Arise Yoga
3229 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland
Tuesday – 6:00-7:00pm
@ zoom mtg ID 848116394
Wednesday –  12:00-1:00pm
@ Private Residence in Berkeley
message 510-301-0747 for details
Saturday – 9:30-10:45am
@ Arise Yoga
3229 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland

 

 

Private Yoga

Have 20 minutes to change your life?

I’ll help you come up with a 20 minute practice you could weave into your daily rhythm, that meets your definition of fun, that also focuses your attention on what you want to create for yourself.

What are you ready for?

  • Get out of pain?
  • Build Strength?
  • Master a physical feat?

All that? 20 minutes? YES!

“I feel as alert as I do after coffee” – EU

Is there a special introductory rate?

Yes, just $65 for your first visit, and no charge if you’re not completely satisfied.

“I recently had the opportunity to have two private yoga sessions with David. He had an uncanny ability to read my fears in my posture and spot my unhelpful habits (physical and mental) in my motions. Because he is so deeply intuitive, I felt like we achieved several breakthroughs even in the mere hour I spent in each session. “

– Jeannette. B.

Yogi Life Coaching

My Embodied Transformation package is for those ready to do the work to get:

A stronger, more flexible body

A clearer mind

Better relationships

It all comes down to having a better relationship with YOURSELF

You’ll get private yoga, transformational inquiry, deep listening, bodywork (when in person), and supportive accountability towards your goals.

My goal is to have you feel more supported than you ever have in your life.

Yogi Life Coaching

My Embodied Transformation package is for those ready to do the work to get:

A stronger, more flexible body

A clearer mind

Better relationships

It all comes down to having a better relationship with YOURSELF

You’ll get private yoga, transformational inquiry, deep listening, bodywork (when in person), and supportive accountability towards your goals.

My goal is to have you feel more supported than you ever have in your life.

“I signed up for four sessions with David and am coming out of them feeling transformed. I wanted to work specifically on tapping into my masculine energy. David’s range of expertise gave me a whole suite of tools to see results, including yoga, qigong, and somatic therapy… David’s authenticity and wisdom helped me get to the core of my issues and find the path to growth. I would highly recommend him for any guy looking to bring mastery into their life.”

– Matt S.

Bodywork

I offer a unique form of extremely gentle, incredibly deep bodywork designed to help you find and release the places you are unconsciously holding tension in your body.

Before release, these tensions pull on the joints and pinch tissue and nerves.

After release you feel a deep sense of relief and inner peace, and an increased capacity to let go of any tension that shows up in the future.

This has one of my clients wonder why anyone bothers with aggressive deep tissue work.

“I received a bodywork and energetic session from David and it was truly incredible. … the complete inner stillness and boundless freedom through dropping into my body that David guided me into was unlike anything I’d ever experienced in my life. With his deeply safe and rooted presence and tremendous capacity to hold me, David created a space in which the little unconscious ways my body was holding tension and trauma could unravel and release. David is exquisitely gentle and precise in his approach, with great attention to subtlety which is something I really appreciated. Eventually, I arrived into total stillness and peace deep within my body. I emerged feeling more joyful, alive, and free than before. David is for lack of a better word – a somatic wizard. I highly recommend him to anybody, but especially to women who desire the experience of being held by a man with impeccable masculine presence who will help you descend more deeply into your body – thus into your true nature.”

– Olivia C.

About David

David Schlussel is a yoga teacher, life coach, and father. David experiences yoga as the practice of reconnecting with our wholeness. When we operate from our wholeness, we experience the incredible strength and flexibility that is our potential. David coaches people away from fixed ideas about what they can and can’t do, towards life as a playful exploration of possibility.

David began his exploration of yoga with Ashtanga, where he learned the benefit of regular consistent practice. He continued his training by studying Dynamic Yoga, where he discovered the deeper strengths available through activating along the muscular and energetic pathways of the body, and where he developed his passion for yoga philosophy. Anusara Yoga infused his practice and teaching with an empowering understanding of alignment, therapeutics, and fun.  Qi Gong helped him understand the energetic pathways of the body.

David’s classes are a flowing celebration of our bodies, designed to exercise, educate, integrate, delight, challenge and recharge. He is known for his warm approachability, contagious curiosity, gentle and liberating hands on adjustments, facilitating healing of old injuries, and offering concepts that support his students both on the mat and in their daily life.