Dave has been teaching yoga since 2000 and leading Teacher Trainings since 2001. He both led and co-led many teacher trainings for CorePower Yoga in the US, and since 2010 has been a part of YogaLife Teacher Trainings in Cape Town. Dave believes firmly in the transformational power of the Teacher Training Journey, and has enjoyed watching hundreds of people transform as both individuals and yoga teachers as they have gone through Teacher Training Programs across the world. Dave knows it will be a really challenging journey for most people, and believes in providing a safe sanctuary where yoga Teacher Trainees can fully embrace their journey and come out the other side more confident individuals in every way, ready to teach yoga if they so choose.
Lauren’s approach to teaching yoga goes beyond the physical aspects of the practice and includes principles from the mindfulness practice, human development and neuroscience. Although the asana practice is a large part of the yoga journey, Lauren believes the physical posture can be used as a vehicle for healing and self-discovery. During teacher training, Lauren provides a deeper understanding of why yoga promotes transformation, wellness and connection from a neurobiological perspective as it relates to the chakra system. She holds an unconditional space for students to self-reflect and connect with their own inner teachers during guided meditation practices. Lauren believes that connection to self is essential for experiencing our interconnectedness, and that we become influential teachers when we teach from this place.
Chantal is a lover of movement. Her passion is to create movement in the yoga room with purpose and intention. Her goal is to unite the physical, mental and energetic bodies with a strong focus on breath and movement as the vehicle to do so. Chantal links breath, movement and music to bring her classes together, and this is what you can expect to learn from her. Her fine turned focus on intelligent sequencing and alignment also keeps her constantly learning and sharing what she learns in the yoga room. She will take you through a series of intensive classes throughout the training that will focus on specific energetic and physical areas. You can expect the specific posture breakdowns to the fun intelligent sequencing, theming and music breakdown portions of the training to be dynamic and interactive with Chantal.
Chase has been passionate about wellness, natural medicine & yoga for the last 20 plus years. As a qualified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor he came to yoga through many teachers over the years and completed 200hr RYT and has a great appreciation for correct alignment in integrating the anatomy with the asana. Yoga is part of his personal practice to bring vitality, awareness, movement & wellness into his life and work. Chase brings a knowledge of applied functional anatomy & physiology to the yoga asanas by making it practical and experiential so you become aware of the anatomy in your own body.