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David Chauncy – Vinyasa Hatha Yoga Teacher

Canberra Yoga Space Vinyasa Hatha Teacher - David Chauncy

Perspective in life and interests

I don’t know, I don’t understand – and I’m ok with that. There was a time when I felt that I had to work it out, find the answer, understand it all, and the only thing I was sure of was that I was not good enough. The only thing that I’m sure of now is that the answer is that there is no answer, never was and never will be, the answer is there is no answer. So with that, I meditate for 30 minutes most days and with a mind like popcorn in a microwave it’s interesting watching the activity. I love yoga. There is something about having my head lower than my heart in an inversion, whether it be downdog or a handstand, it just makes me feel good. And I love Savasana (lying on your back with your eyes closed).

Training and major influences

I started with an Iyengar Yoga practice about 10 years ago with Karen Westlake, then found Shirley Campbell and Alex Kucharska at Fitness First at Deakin which was a Baron Baptiste Vinyasa style yoga class. I practiced with Somachi Melbourne in 2013 and Power Living at Neutral Bay in 2014. Last year I completed Power Yoga Canberra’s first Teacher Training class and it was awesome. I have been teaching in Canberra with Southside Community Services and Directions ACT to people with complex special needs.

Style of teaching

Not properly, not perfect, just safe and breathing. Body, mind and spirit connected through the breath. That’s about it. Just turning up is awesome, what happens after that doesn’t matter. Listening to your body, observing the ego, and letting go.

Most recent inspiring experience

Completing the Yoga Teacher Training changed my idea of myself from being not good enough, to being I’m Ok, and Ok is awesome. It’s not whether I can do headstands with no hands, or whether I can stand up from wheel. What I learnt was that I can help people move their bodies and moving our bodies is good for us.


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"I have attended several other yoga schools but always felt uncomfortable due to being a beginner and the other yogis able to do more than me. When I found Canberra yoga space I was going through a very difficult time in my life, and beginners yoga course supported me and my emotional state at this time. I love my yoga practice and have signed up again for the beginners course. I really look forward to continuing yoga practice and personal growth. Thank you Monica and the great team at Canberra yoga space." - Rebecca – October 2016