I came to Heartwood Institute for the first time this past weekend for a mini immersion in Yoga Philosophy. It is an amazing place created with much love and care by teachers that are truly invested in providing the very best education to students continuing on the yogic path. Thank you Ginny, David and Denver, looking forward to seeing you all again for further studies.
David Shaddock is the co-owner of Heartwood Retreat Center. He is an ERYT-500 yoga instructor as well as a Reiki Master and Licensed Massage Therapist with additional training in craniosacral therapy and vibrational healing. He is involved in yoga research, and teaches physiology and anatomy in our yoga therapy & yoga teacher training programs.
David is also a licensed Professional Engineer in both mechanical and electrical fields, as well as having a bachelor's degree in Information Technology. In addition to his love of yoga and shamanism, David is a airplane, seaplane and hot air balloon pilot, a master gardener, a former paramedic, a musician (guitar sitar, piano), woodcrafter, champion canoe racer, a writer, gourmet chef, and more - which defines his love of learning and passion for exploring life in all its diversity. David is central to Heartwood's ongoing development as a sacred space for learning and personal growth. He is the creator of our Chakra Meditation Garden, Medicine Wheel, Meditation gazebo, Before I die Board, permaculture garden and much more. People often say, 'if Ginny can envision it, David can build it!"