Throughout his life, David has learned how to push the mental and physical limits of his body in order to become a great athlete. He achieved great success in basketball as a student-athlete with his teams in high school and in college, as well as with international professional teams in the Euroleague. With the help of great coaching, combined with self-motivation and diligent practices, David became a sought-after player helping his teams win multiple European and domestic league championships as well as many individual awards. David’s daily physical and mental practices include Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Hatha, Kundalini and Kriya Yoga, breath mastery, Reiki, strength training, cardiovascular exercises, cold water immersion, mindful nutrition as well as other health and wellness modalities. David used these tools to continually improve his basketball game and ASR incorporates all of these practices in the course.
David has been fortunate to have numerous well known role models and archetypes who have set high standards for success. They range from elite athletes like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Dennis Rodman and Wim Hof to philosophers, teachers and gurus like, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Nicklaus Tesla, Don Miguel Ruiz, Manak Chia, Dr Sebi, Bruce Frantzis and Albert Einstein. David was also highly influenced by Bruce Lee, the monks from the Shaolin Temple in China as well as Gautama Buddha and Paramahansa Yogananda. Over the last two decades, David has educated himself in physical and spiritual practices used to move healing energy though the human body using breath mastery and intention.
Now David travels the country inspiring people with his personal story and self-regulation course. His intention is to inspire people of all ages to better care for themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The information and practices he provides to students is applicable to all human beings who seek ways to improve their quality of life. David practices all that he teaches which has helped him to overcome the physical pain he developed over his athletic career as well as better manage his asthma and allergies which he has had his entire life. Learning to manage his emotions has helped him to deal with the traumas he has endured throughout his life. These traumas include lack of social identity as a child, losing his mother to cancer when he was 14 year old, having 5 knee surgeries during his time as an athlete, recently losing 2 close childhood friends to suicide, losing his identity as an athlete and overcoming substance abuse issues.