David Berson began studying Iyengar yoga in 2009. He was drawn to yoga for its combination of physical and mediative aspects. He completed his teacher apprenticeship with Nina Pileggi in 2013 and became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher in 2015. He is certified at the Intermediate Junior level. David continues to develop his teaching of Iyengar Yoga annually with Dean and Rebecca Lerner at their teacher training intensive. He also studies with a variety of senior teachers that visit the Portland area.
The key elements that first attracted David to the Iyengar method are what he now incorporates into his teaching. Poses are adjusted and props are used so that all students can work with their bodies in each pose. Alignment is emphasized for working safely with the joints of the body. He encourages students to aspire, explore, and experiment with poses to deepen their experience of the benefits of yoga.
David holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and programs computers in his day job.