David Swink

David’s mindfulness journey began in 1974 when he learned Transcendental Meditation™ during graduate school. Since then, he hasn’t had a single day without meditating. He is a life-long learning, adventure-seeker who has been practicing yoga for over two decades. David completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training at Epic Yoga in Brentwood, TN, and his 300 hour training at Sanctuary for Yoga in Nashville. He completed the Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling Foundation Program with James Bailey of the Sevanti Institute and he is a Certified Heart Math Mentor.

David brings to his yoga teaching, his love and excitement for adventure and challenge. Off the mat, he has made over 2300 skydives, is a commercial hot air balloon and airplane pilot, as well as an avid flying trapeze flier. While his yoga classes are conducted on the ground, he helps people’s spirits to soar because he believes that yoga is much more than
exercise. He has seen yoga and meditation positively transform many lives, including his own. He also knows that yoga can be adapted for anybody, regardless of physical ability.
As a psychotherapist and consultant, he has spent most of his life preventing violence by teaching law enforcement and many other professionals how to communicate in extremely difficult situations ranging from hostage negotiating and interviewing potential assassins to giving difficult workplace performance feedback.

David teaches in the Small World Yoga studio and at SWY’s outreach
locations of Rolling Hills Hospital and Room In The Inn.