David Wilkinson

Yoga Classes

Throughout all of this I have maintained an underlying foundation of spirituality and self-study which has always been supported by the people I’ve met and the I’ve been fortunate enough to visit on the way. Yogic and Taoist philosophy and meditation has been with me for many years and have sustained me and nurtures me through many experiences. I discovered Viniyoga around 10 years ago and studied with Paul Harvey for a number of years. I now work and study with Ranju Roy and Dave Charlton who are amongst the most inspirational Viniyoga teachers in the country. I have also continued to grow my knowledge through courses in the Hanna Somatics approach to movement therapy and through ongoing study of Fascia and how it effects movement and health with such teachers as Thomas Myers.

I have had an exciting and varied life in the 56 years I’ve been at it. I was a soldier for 22 years. I’ve worked in telecommunications companies, run charities, worked as a sports Massage therapist and taught Sports and Fitness Therapies in my own company and in FE college. I have always been physically active loving mountaineering and rock climbing in my younger days- now more accurately referred to as ‘walking the hills’. I have a black belt in Aikido. I play badminton each week and of course I attend yoga classes.

The other major influence on my approach is from the highly original and inspirational work of John Stirk with whom I’ve had the good fortune to study.
My eclectic background of a fit and active life built on deeply spiritual foundations, coupled with depth of knowledge around the human body and how it moves the I’ve acquired as a sports massage therapist and teacher and through my studies of yoga with my excellent teachers over the years allows me to offer a uniquely powerful but sensitive deep yoga practice. It also gives me a deep base of experiences from which I can offer teaching of meditation.

Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology with David Wilkinson
50 hours CPD Accredited

David Wilkinson will be teaching an Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology course at Cornwall Yoga Centre in 2019/2020 as part of the Level 2 YTTC. CYC has decided to open up this part of the level 2 course to other yoga teachers as continuing professional development (CPD). We have 8 additional spaces available.

If you would like to inquire further regarding the course details please get in touch – office@cornwallyogacentre.org

Course dates 2019/2020
Saturday October 19th
Sunday October 20th
Saturday November 23rd
Sunday November 24th
Saturday January 4th
Sunday January 5th

The Course
This course has been designed to equip yoga teachers with the understanding of the body works in order to fully prepare individuals to guide students through their practice safely whilst being able to make intelligent modifications and variations in practice relevant to each student. It is equally useful for yoga students that wish to learn more about their own body.

Elements of Study
Skeletal system and joints
Muscular system
Vulnerable joints
Biomechanics
Flexibility theory
Respiratory system and the mechanics of breathing
Cardiovascular system
Nervous system including stress and the ANS
Endocrine system
Skin and Fascia
Biotensegrity

Style and Approach
This is a study of applied anatomy (structure), physiology (function), and kinesiology (movement) rather than a purely theoretical approach to the subject.

The course will offer a balance of theory sessions, practical exploration and yoga practice designed to demonstrate the subjects you will be studying.

Total cost: £540
Payable in full or take advantage of our payment plan
Deposit: £180 followed by three installment of £120 payable on the course dates