I believe yoga is a way to discover your hidden potential and find the truth of who you are, on and off the mat. Yoga challenges you by putting you in controlled stressful situations and its how we react to these situations is where the growth takes place.
I discovered yoga in my twenties in Vancouver. What began as an on-again-off-again relationship eventually grew into a life’s practice. After many years of practising with a stiffer body, I discovered the balance between flexibility and strength and how you need both. My passion grew to marry the two into a practice that celebrates all the different bodies that showed up to practice.
My classes range in intensity and focus, from vigorous sequencing to supportive restorative work. Offering rich alignment cues and heartfelt humour, I aim to create an inclusive environment that nurtures the soul and leaves students feeling like they’ve learned something about their bodies in the process.
Yoga has given me courage to be myself, the opportunity to meet so many amazing people, the ability to share so many great experiences and the good fortune to share my passion with the world - David Good
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Offering rich alignment cues and heartfelt humour, David aims to create an inclusive environment that nurtures the soul and leaves students feeling like they’ve learned something about their bodies in the process.
You can find him weekly at Octopus Garden Yoga Centre, 967 College Street, Toronto.
There is nothing more soul-gratifying than unplugging yourself from your daily routine. David hosts a wide variety of local and international retreats. ranging from 1 day urban, 3-4 day local and week-long international retreats.
Breathe, stretch, unwind, recalibrate and indulge yourself in a level of self-care like never before. You are worth it!
Whether you are looking to start a practice, curious about the healing benefits of restorative yoga or coming back from an injury, privates are a great way to tailor yoga to suit your needs.
David specializes in workplace yoga and strives to help people who are deskbound. Client list: Drake Hotel, Starbucks, IT and Law Firms.
"David has an energy and a passion for yoga that is completely contagious. His ability to light a fire and passion during a faster moving practice than take you into a deeply grounded and peaceful restorative state or savasana within the same hour class is a beautiful and a wonderful balance of yin and yang. His knowledge and awareness of the body and alignment prove that he takes the safety and development of his students seriously. I really do feel David is an asset to the Toronto Yoga Community. I don't have enough good things to say!"
I have to say that this retreat week was the best thing I have ever done for myself. Both David and Laura shared much information to bring our health to the next level. They are both very personable, great 'instructors' and made me feel very comfortable in every class. This retreat combines self-care, comraderie, personal growth with a small amount of challenge. And fun and great food! Thanks Laura and David for an awesome week!
I loved the step by step approach David took to explain the proper positioning for the yoga postures. Even though I do yoga regularly it certainly helped me. His soft spoken manner, sense of humour and smile made him a perfect person to lead us. I am so happy that I had the opportunity to spend a week at such an inspiring retreat in a beautiful country and gorgeous resort.
Soul Inspired. That's a perfect explanation of how I feel after spending a week in Costa Rica with Laura Foster and our Yoga instructor, David Good. It was such a great experience for both experienced Yogis and those that are beginners. As you can tell, I am so very glad that I made the decision to go. If you are even considering doing this retreat, I would tell you to do it. You won't regret it.
This retreat was excellent as it combined both yoga and the Heartspark classes which brought a lot of awareness for internal reflection to let go and say 'Why Not?'. The yoga classes taught by David were at a great pace and he was clear and helpful! The Heartspark classes taught by Laura were insightful, deep and vulnerable and these classes opened us up to let go and be aware. The Bodhi Tree Resort was amazing! The delicious food, helpful staff and comfortable accommodations were all added bonuses! There was enough time to also try different activities on your own and visit the town and beach. Overall, I would highly recommend this retreat!
The retreat left me with the most uplifted feeling and a spiritual awareness that I don't give enough attention to most days. It was definitely soul inspiring!!! David is an extraordinary yoga instructor that geared classes towards our needs and levels with an amazing sense of humour. I had the best week with a best friend and felt blessed to have met such a caring & fun group. Enjoyed lots of laughter and so much positive energy!!
David is an amazing teacher with patience, experience and a great sense of humour! We all enjoyed many laughs at our yoga classes. In fact, now that I’m home I’ve carried on the morning rituals and have introduced yoga into my every day life! It feels so great.
David draws participants immediately into an environment of ease and organization as he has developed an outstanding understanding of presenting, teaching, guiding, personal support and structure. He demonstrates independence as an leader and takes initiative to shift practitioners from concept to experience in a logical and compassionate manner.
Soul Inspiring Yoga retreat - the name truly says it all. The entire experience in Costa Rica with Laura, David and the other amazing participants was soul inspiring. The entire week was focussed on self-care, self-love, discovery and being soul-led. It was truly a magical time and I would encourage anyone to jump in and say yes - I promise you will be overwhelmed by what gifts this retreat holds.