Known as a teacher’s teacher, David Magone is a dynamic yoga, breath-work and meditation teacher with over twenty years of teaching experience.
David's Came to Boston
After becoming established in the community, he began formal meditation studies with the Tibetan meditation master Khenpo Migmar Tseten Rinpoche at the Harvard University Buddhist Chaplaincy. Due to his academic achievements, Khenpo Migmar was allowed to train directly with His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, one of the greatest meditation masters of the last century and the private tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama himself. After studying with Khenpo Migmar for many years, David became one of the first non-Tibetan teachers authorized to teach Mangalam Yantra Yoga, a Buddhist Yoga practice dating from the 10th century A.D.
In addition to his studies with Lama Migmar, David completed a three-year personal apprenticeship that began in the year 2000 with master yoga teacher Holiday Johnson in Portland Oregon. During this time, David served as an adjunct yoga professor at Portland State University, and was a resident yoga teacher at Holiday’s Yoga Center and the Nike World Headquarters.
After moving to Boston, David dedicated the majority of his teaching career to optimizing the physical aspects of modern yoga by integrating exercise science into traditional practices. Universal in nature, his work with postural sequencing, alignment and bio-having can be used to enhance practices from any yoga discipline.
David also specializes in stress management. His courses and workshops help students learn how to mitigate the harmful effects of chronic stress with yoga and meditation and to boost mood and overall health through controlled exposure to cold, heat, forested environments, and breath-work.
David’s work with yoga and Good Stress also teaches students how to harness the powerful forces unleashed by the fight or flight response to accomplish remarkable feats of resilience and endurance. A master of these practices, David regularly demonstrates how effective these techniques can be by safely undertaking nearly naked winter mountain summits with high winds and temperatures as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit and bare-footed coal walks with coal temperatures approaching 1,900 degrees.
To date, David has trained yoga teachers from over 25 countries, many of whom have gone on to become master instructors in their own right. Word of David’s accomplishments has been well documented. David has received numerous accolades in the press including “Top 25 studios in the World” by Travel + Leisure magazine. David has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Vogue UK, NPR, Self Magazine, and a variety of other publications such as Huffington Post and Gaia TV.
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