More about Doug
Doug's mother was his first teacher and she has been guiding him from early on in the ways of breath. He has very old and precious memories of her calming him down with 3 deep breathes into the belly.
In 2012, Doug met his Guru Yogi Ashokananda. He taught him how to be compassionate and bequeathed him with his yogic name; Dayananda. It means the bliss of mercy. Much of Doug's teaching style, tone, and knowledge come directly from his lineage.
With Prana Kriya, Himalayan Hatha, and meditation techniques, Doug continues the practice of how to be present, past and future. He has completed 500 specific teacher training hours with Yogi-ji and am a Senior Ashokananda School Teacher.
Yoga is a practice. Regular and constant. Like any other practice, the goal is not to become perfect but to have constant improvement. This sometimes comes in the form of acceptance and recognising our already perfect nature. Doug's classes are challenging and humorous. He likes to play and laugh and this comes through my teaching. He hope to see you in the studio and perhaps we can laugh together :)