From Shyness to Greatness with David Andrew - Feed Your Yoga PodCast Ep 4

Oct 07, 2017

It was midnight in Budrum, Turkey where I am supporting a 21 day Wellness Life Changing Program at the acclaimed LifeCo Detox Center, when David Andrew and I got on a call.

David teaches out of Orange County, CA and our discussion was so engaging, I did not even feel tired at all.

His honesty about where he came from as a shy groundskeeper at the wHite Lotus Center in Santa Barbara, and his adventures in Nature seeking to understand the magic in the Native American Circle sitting took me by surprise, and sparked my memories of when I first started teaching yoga.

Listen here to how David overcame his shyness, and the incredible tips he has to share with new and seasoned teachers.

David has lived in India and sought to practice and study with many teachers, yet his analogy about Yoga and Skiing, I found to be spot on!

You take a ski lesson to learn how to ski. You don't expect to go to a ski lesson every time you go to the mountain.

In the same token, a yoga class should help you learn how to practice, so you can dive into your practice and discover the benefits that are in store for you.

Physical benefits are the immediate result, but with practice, one learns about their mind, their inner being, and the capacity to overcome any stress that rises in life.

Listen to David's insight on how Yoga helped him deal with the challenge of divorce, and the joy practice has placed in his heart.

You can find David at his studio in Orange County by visiting his website:

David also leads an online Sutra talk and chanting every week. Be sure to visit his website for more information on this powerful way to understand the foundation behind modern yoga.

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David Andrew received his introduction to Ashtanga Yoga in 1989 by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He has made numerous trips to Mysore, where he also studies Sanskrit, chanting and yoga philosophy. While home he continues to study, practice and teach while fathering his two daughters. Blending physical with philosophical with an aim to ignite dedication to steady daily practice. Then, people shall come to realize Pattabhi Jois’ famous words, “Practice, practice, practice ... all is coming!”