David is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Breema Bodywork Instructor and Practitioner, and has been practicing massage and bodywork in Millersburg, Ohio since 1997. His interest in meditation began in childhood, and a transformational experience with hypnotherapy as a teenager helped to kindle a life-long interest in the pursuit of meaning and purpose in life. After studying and practicing a variety of healing and meditative arts, David spent a decade as a regular student and retreat organizer for Tim McCarthy, a Soto Zen teacher in the lineage of Kobun Chino Otagawa, Roshi.
Since 2001, David has been an enthusiastic and ongoing student of Breema: The Art of Being Present. His wish today is to work with Breema's commonsense wisdom in as much of his life as possible, from work with clients to everyday tasks. He has deep gratitude for this Teaching as an aid to nurturing what is most essential in each of us, and he wholeheartedly enjoys the simple magic of each playful and enlivening class or treatment.
David is the only Certified Breema Instructor in Ohio, and has taught throughout the state, at locations including: The American Massage Therapy Association events including both State and Regional Workshops, The Gathering Place in Cleveland, The Unitarian Fellowship of Wayne County in Wooster, The Inn at Honey Run, Millersburg, The Yoga Place in N. Canton, Harmony Farm in Dayton, Lil Yoga Shop in Akron, The Camp Asbury Yoga Retreat in Hiram, Second Path Yoga in Miamisburg and at the Somatic Pedagogies Conference at Denison University.