David Moreno, E-RYT 500, YACEP, SFT, has taught at international yoga conferences, festivals, universities, and teacher training programs worldwide. He has worked privately with students in the fashion and entertainment industries and has trained world-class athletes — including the coach of the 2004/2008 Olympics U.S. Men’s Swim Team. He has also served as a product advisor and ambassador for the Canadian company Lululemon Athletica, is a certified Pilates instructor, Somatic Fitness Trainer, and ordained minister.
His yoga commentaries have been published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, LA Yoga Magazine, and Common Ground. His dance criticism and reviews are frequently featured in Culture Vulture. In addition to producing yoga DVDs, online classes and electronic books, David is also the founder of "Men's Kula: Yoga for Guys", leading workshops and speciality classes for men.
David began practising yoga in the late ’70s studying the Iyengar and Ashtanga styles of yoga before studying Anusara and the Bihar methods of yoga. He continues his studies in Ayurveda and Tantra, delving deeper into the primordial tantric roots of the yoga tradition. David is known for his keen sense of humor and timing making his teaching both playful and informative. When not traveling, he teaches in the San Francisco bay area.
For more about David, see his Yogi Views interview.
The yoga that I teach combines the principles and styles of Yin, Vinyasa, Anusara, and Bihar schools of yoga, laced with Qi Gong, somatic fitness, and my dance training. It isn’t my intention to brand yet another style of yoga, but a singular style or discipline doesn’t reflect my practices or 30 years of study and teaching.
Ultimately, I am teaching — Hatha yoga — in the classic sense, based on seasons and conditions, time of day, including the time we are in our life. Through focusing on the details and principles of universal alignment, the more subtle aspects of the practice reveal themselves. It is important to me that students have direct experience — feel more — from what they are doing rather than rapidly jumping through sweaty choreography or becoming attached to what they think yoga is. Yoga has changed radically since I began teaching but its inclusive heart can always be experienced when we surrendered to that field of consciousness.
"David Moreno is one of the most know-legible, fun, artistic, and sweet-hearted teachers that I know. If you want your body to shine and your heart to laugh, then David Moreno is your guide.” John Friend, Universal Principles of Hatha Yoga & Founder of Anusara