R. DANIEL WALKER - LMT, RYT-200, R-HYI

R. Daniel Walker is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Alabama #4485, having graduated from the Wallace State Community College Theraputic Massage Program. He is also a Yoga Alliance Certified RYT-200 Yoga Instructor, with over 2 years experience teaching Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga (CSV). He also completed Holy Yoga Certification in July of 2015 with the R-HYI designation. He is currently in the process of getting Certified in Advanced Myofacial Techniques with Til Luchau. You can go to www.advanced_trainings.com for more information on the Advanced Myofacial Technique. 

Daniel's practice in yoga and practice in massage is to bring the body into a state of support and structure. He thinks of his yoga teaching as giving his students a tool to strengthen their body-support from the ground up using (CSV) to recognize their physical limits and body awareness. And sees his massage practice as aiding those who take their body past their physical limits to bring their body back to a state of homeostasis and structural support. 

Daniel understands the amount of work the human body can do and the amount of damage the body can sustain and wants to give those in athletics the ability to compete by limiting the risk of damage that comes along with training and competition.

Core Strength Vinyasa, an intense, flowing style of yoga that focuses on the core line of muscles that lend support to the entire body. The style also includes breath work, which Daniel has practiced for more than 15 years as an actor.

A practitioner of CSV Yoga, Daniel helps practitioners develop power and balance that goes deeper than the superficial six-pack muscles, and that inner strength relates to more than just the physical yoga practice. Daniel has seen that himself; his yoga practice has affected his role as a single father, giving him techniques to work through challenging moments, rather than merely reacting to them.

Daniel's desire is to bring his understanding of CSV Yoga; which bases its technique in kinesiology and anatomy, with his hands on education in the Advanced Myofacial Techniques along with Active Isolated Stretching into a dedicated and active Sports Massage focus.

Daniel is also the host of the Inside The Yoga Studio Podcast, where he interviews yoga teachers about their yoga journeys. In his candid interviews he dives deep into who these teachers were before yoga and how yoga came to change their life in a multitude of ways. He realized during Yoga Teacher Training that the yoga journey's he was hearing from the guest teachers are something special that our students could learn from but we don't have time to share these journey's in the 60-90 minute yoga classes we teach. These interviews allow our students to connect with us on a deeper level that we are just like them, we go through the same struggles and have the same hardships and we both use yoga to overcome those obstacles. Daniel sees Inside The Yoga Studio Podcast as breaking down the pedestal that we put our teachers on and brings them back to our level where they really want to be. You can find Inside The Yoga Studio Podcast in the Podcast section of this site or subscribe on iTunes.