David spent his years living as a wilderness guide, a Peace Corps volunteer, and a math teacher before encountering yoga as a means to integrate life lessons and heal from the trauma of the past. Wilderness education has been David’s passion since 1996 when he began his first teaching role as a kayak instructor. From that moment until now David has taught, trained, and worked in the wilderness in some capacity. David’s formal training includes trips with the National Outdoor Leadership School, the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, Rabbit-stick Rendezvous, Slick Rock Gathering, a Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education from Idaho State University, and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

David’s mindfulness training began when he started practicing meditation from a book at the age of 15. Since that time, David has pursued mindfulness through Tai Chi, Yoga, and Soulful Breathwork. David’s personal hobbies include kayaking, backpacking, winter camping, primitive skills, and yoga. He is currently an ERYT-200 and David teaches yoga in the Denver area.

Eastern Fireheart is the Earth name given to David in the desert of Southern Utah. It is reflective of his inner characteristics of passion and fire.  

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