Dave Blessum

With a background in Tai Chi and other martial arts I began exploring the connection between mind and body. Through yoga I found a practice with limitless potential to benefit myself and others. I have been a member of the Yama Yoga community since it first opened in the Third Ward, learning from many of the wonderful teachers and working at the front desk. It has been a natural evolution to become a yoga teacher and share what I have learned with others. I have also studied Ayurveda at Kanyakumari and practice bhakti yoga through music, playing with kirtan artist Ragani and others for the last 10 years.

I like to emphasize correct alignment in a gentle way making allowances for each individual student to safely stay within their own capacity while inviting challenge.
— Dave Blessum

I like to emphasize correct alignment in a gentle way making allowances for each individual student to safely stay within their own capacity while inviting challenge. The body changes each day and throughout our lives so each posture can be approached with a beginners mind finding new growth and strength throughout the practice. Yoga is the uniting of opposites – when there is rooting there is rising up and lengthening, when there is strength and effort there is also softness and peace.