About David

Massage Therapy Credentials

I graduated from the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage, where I studied Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone, and prenatal massage.

I’m also a certified Thai yoga practitioner. I attended a 164-hour intensive at the Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida.

I’m also certified to practice Lomi Lomi Hawaiian therapeutic massage by Wolfgang Luckmann. The long, flowing strokes and broad, deep pressure make this my favorite massage modality.

I practice massage at Balanced You Massage & Yoga on Bearden Hill. Please find directions on the contact page.

My TN massage license number is 13326. Here’s a link to my certification letter on the state’s website.

Knoxville Yoga Facilitator

I also facilitate Knoxville yoga classes at Breezeway Yoga Studio.

I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher certification at the Kripalu Center of Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA in 2007.

Since that time, I have taught more than 1,000 documented hours (I stopped counting at some point) of yoga classes, workshops, and trainings. This has qualified me to be a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour training level (E-RYT 200) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

Energy Work

Lastly, I’m a Holy Fire Usui Reiki Level II practitioner certified by Shanti Free and Charity Dawn.