David Hurwith

David Hurwith made a life of dancing and performing for three decades. David and the Antediluvians performed his work at venues large and small worldwide. Studying the body’s natural expression and health during ...

Breath & Movement


at YOGA SOUP (28 PARKER WAY SANTA BARBARA, California 93101)

This class begins with a guided meditation into the anatomical systems and functions of our breathing, circulation, and thought. Later in the class, David guides an exploration of simple movements in gravity and space. The internal experience of our organs changes our sense of ourselves and allows us to reorganize deeply as we move. 

The tone of the class is light and safe. 
It seems to be useful for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

As we bring our attention to our breathing, our perception is transformed by what we focus on. It is a powerful choice to focus on the experience of the mind witnessing the body; to listen to the body in its language of sensation, rhythm, and quality. The time-honored practice of observing our breathing offers us a path into different parts of ourselves: 
  • The lungs and the heart bring oxygen to every cell in the body.  
  • The parasympathetic nervous system and the muscles and bones protect and support the function of the organs with their subtle, powerful movements. 
  • The psyche, limbic system, and vagus nerve express their feelings in the quality of our breathing. 

All of the specifics of human anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology offer metaphors to guide our consciousness in developing.