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I am attaching a brief letter sent on behalf of a friend/teacher/mentor, David Sye, who lives in London. Please pardon the "errors" in the letter since English is not their first language. In brief, David is a great man, and wise, and has a genuine desire, and big heart, to use his international platform as a well-regarded yoga teacher to highlight various causes. He is seeing on the ground how Palestinian land is being taken, Tibetan land is being taken, and knows of the pattern throughout history. He is moved to do what he can in partnership, or under the direction of First Peoples. He has a connection (that I believe I sent to you) in Canada, William Campbell. William was moved by David and his work, and said he would work to bring together 30 elders on behalf of David's vision and explore how to move forward with the blessings and (hopefutly) participation of various indigenous peoples. David has always had a great following with the youth throughout the world, so this is also atarget for his work. There is no specific project currently, but it's exploration is in the works, and we are trying to identify people who are interested in growing the publicity over time, and a movement of sorts. There is no agenda that I have, or David has, and we would be happy to serve the interests of the people that are currently and historically subjected to displacement, etc. No obligation, or pressure, but since I know and respect you I thought I would ask if you have any interest in knowing more, or have others I could reach out to with your introduction. Otherwise, I just wanted to know what you are working on, and how you are doing, and hope that we can collaborate in the future. Best regards, and I hope we can talk soon. Brent
I first attended a yoga workshop with David Sye in 2010. The workshop was completely insane, unlike any I had previously attended. I was accustom to non-rigid yoga postures in my own practice but David's unique style incorporated this type of movement with music, humour, love and so much more. I left the workshop feeling alive, full of energy and part of the community. I met David again in 2015 inviting him to teach his workshop in Coventry, the workshop was a huge success. David has returned yearly delivering many workshops, he is also due to teach his foundation course in May 2018. David has developed a style of teaching that unites people with positivity; compassion, love, and peace. At the same time he draws our attention to the conflicts around the world. David is committed to creating communities sharing his teachings of love and peace not only with the yoga community but the whole world. It is a great pleasure to work with David and support his conflict work through the yoga community. Daljit Kaur
DAVID SYE letter (Karissa Isaac) (Karissa Isaac) – 18/12/2017
100 Calle la Tabaiba
To whom it may concern,
We have worked with David Sye as a guest teacher, and teacher trainer for 3 years at our retreat facilities and in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands and at several large yoga festivals/ events in London. His methods and dedication to higher causes are inspirational, and have changed the way we work, along with the entire mission of our business. He shares his knowledge generously, willingly and has an incredible ability to relate and communicate with people from all backgrounds, all beliefs and walks of life. He appears to have a positive impact on everyone he is contact with and I have watched as he has presented the concepts of compassion, empathy and connection in an accessible and safe forum for all. Through combined efforts together with David and his team we were able to get 19 students out of a conflict area, to our retreat in the Canary Islands, so they could complete a yoga course with David and take those transformational tools back to their everyday lives to share them with their communities, creating a ripple effect where you can see peace and love.
Revealing Breathing Session December 2017
Revealing Breathing brings both release and awakenings, difficult to describe in words - as it is not only unlimited, unpredictable and unknown - because what experiences that manifested yesterday, completely change shape by tomorrow. The reason why is this process is ongoing, day to day… organically healing and evolving through unseen layers. What you CAN expect to crystallise is Truth. Revealing Breathing offers a very direct and powerful path should you sincerely want to live your truth, ultimately opening more into consciousness.Speak soon my Friend : )Lots of Love Niamh Xxx
To Whom It May Concern:
Mark Brown Programmes is an organization based throughout Scotland and is a service for both young people and adults from tough realities. Much of our work is done with young people living in care or crisis, with offenders or those who have experienced homelessness. For the past 6 years we have had the pleasure of working with the inspirational Yoga Master, Mr David Sye of Yoga beats. David’s passion, energy and ability to engage those who have weathered tough times has become a pivotal part to some of our programmes. Many of the young people and adults who have worked with David and some who are only experiencing yoga for the first time, have described there time with David as life changing and transformational.
To us, there is no one who can achieve a sense of community in the way that David does and the time, space and conditions that David creates leaves you with a sense of possibility, peace and optimism for life.
Milano, 12. 12. 2017
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
For the last five years, the International Yoga Festival of Italy had the great pleasure to invite Mr. David Sye as a guest teacher in our events in Milano and Rome and Venice.
The commitment for peace and compassion that David Sye supports since many years, is for us a great source of strength to spread the yoga direction in any field we can reach.
His energy and positivity is for us a stimulation to keep our attention high on conflicts and aggressivity, that we wish to cancel from our lives; his example and attitude will trace the path to lead a fitful and real life
Yours in Yoga
Giulia BorioliYOGAFESTIVAL Founder and President
Israel Yoga Festival
To whom it may concern,
The International Yoga Festival of Israel had the privilege to host Mr. David Sye as a lead teacher in the event, and
David Sye work in the field of peace work, had inspired us to create various initiatives and events that hosts people from different religion and create a safe space
As a Festival dedicate to peace and transformation, we are proud to support David work, and we would be happy to support any initiative with similar values.
With hope of creating a world movement and community of peace and transformation,
All the best,Nir Shakaroff Producer of the International Yoga Festival
Matlock 3 Step Course May 2017
I've just finished the Yogabeats Level 2 training and I'm absolutely buzzing! David is a rare gift of a teacher, who brings through the deep, universal truths of yoga's inner path towards self-knowledge and healing with an authenticity that comes purely from his own experience. He truly is the real deal, walking the walk with every fibre of his being. His passion and experience of building communities, as the foundation of a healthy society, means he has the ability to hold an incredibly safe space, which allowed us to go very deep into our own healing journeys. The mutual support and intimacy of the group was mind-blowing, and indeed the healing power of a loving community is one of the greatest lessons I take away with me from the course.Overall, David's message is of the power of love, and his huge heart, inspiring energy, masterful story-telling and passion for life combine to create a potent healing cocktail and an exhilarating ride that will crack open even the most stubborn of hearts and that will make you howl with laughter and literally jump with joy! I would highly recommend Yogabeats teacher training to anyone who feels a calling to heal themselves and understand themselves and the true spiritual reality of our world, and who loves to have a lot of fun along the way. You will learn so much, make friends for life, be challenged to break stale old patterns and think outside prescribed destructive societal norms, and you will leave feeling inspired to live an authentic life and to share these universal truths with your local community through the power of your own authentic yoga journey.Becky May
Matlock 3 Step Course May 2017
I've just completed Yogabeats Foundation Level 2 with David and it's difficult to express the emotions or indeed put into words how incredible the weekend has been. I'm lucky enough to have completed both level 1 and level 2 with a majority of the same people and I truly believe we will all be connected throughout the rest of our lives. David has brought together a way of uniting people with trust, security, friendship and love. The knowledge that he shares throughout the course is vast and ever expanding on a multitude of ancient and modern techniques in Yoga, anthropologies, philosophy, history, art, music, humour, love... it is so much more than a simple teacher training programme.
Throughout the course I've felt myself grow, not only as a student of yoga, but also as a member of a community, a friend and even as someone looking for answers to some of life's more difficult questions.
I've met some incredible people on the course but I've also met an inspirational teacher that I truly trust in. I can't recommend the course enough.
Matlock 3 Step Course May 2017
Yogabeats foundation is unlike any other course I've encountered in many years of yoga training.
It took me on a journey through myself, through truth, and through love.
David's unstoppable enthusiasm for chasing consciousness in all things is wonderfully contagious! Thank god!
David's passionate emphasis on building supportive loving community set the tone for the weekend, Fellow yogis quickly became my family and I worked whilst feeling fully supported by all.
David's insights are incredibly perceptive, I felt so loved, especially during the challenges I experienced.
I cried, laughed, boogied, shook, jumped and whooped my way through this course! My body and brain have been stretched to the max!!! And I feel incredible!!
I feel so connected, inspired and enlightened through David's work.
If you are into liberation and love and want to blast your yoga practice /life to a new level, then please DO YOGABEATS NOW! Heartfelt thanks to David and my yoga beat brothers and sisters xxxx Julie xxx level 2 foundation)
hi david thank you so much for sunshine inside and outside and the amazing experience in india! i notice day by day a deep healing and growing heartpower and peace inside of me:-) what a grat feeling! THANK U for ur inspiring and fantastic sessions and also for sharing ur time with so much laughing:-) bighug xxxkristina
Hi David, I hope you're enjoying your last few days in India. I just wanted to say a big thank you for the lovely retreat. I had such a wonderful time. I love India anyway, but to add a yoga holiday was just a total treat. As you know I'm not the sort of person to follow and copy, but it's been brilliant having you as my teacher for the past 10 days and have learnt so much from you. I will pick the bits that most resonate with me and mix it into my own pot and see what comes out! I love your teaching and style and most of all your sense of fun and freedom. As a result I've come home fully recharged, totally energised physically, emotionally and spiritually. I'm ready to go!! Thanks for everything. I will forward you some pictures Love and a big hug Claire xx
session at The Laundry
I hope you are well. I just wanted to write you a quick email to say big Thank You for your session at The Laundry yesterday. In a world where just about everyone is a 'yoga teacher' these days , you are a true inspiration ( and incredibly funny ) and it is amazing to be able to experience your teaching. I am going through some transformation at the moment and during the meditation yesterday the cleansing tears just kept coming and coming, which felt so necessary and healing, if not a little bit embarrassing in a room full of people. My heart is full of gratitude for the teachers like you that come my way , when I need it the most.
Once again Thank you .
I have had colitis for a long time but it was dorment, when all of a sudden I started experiencing all the symptoms again and it got so bad I almost could not leave the house. I called David for advice and he made time for me immediately, he told me "you have to prioritise yourself, you are worth it", that already helped. I went to see him and within 5 minutes i had the answer, he was asking me "what is wrong that you are making feel right? ", I realised that what was wrong was so major that I had not seen it before since I was too close to it! During the session I had a lot of insights and i felt supported by the love and patience of David, he gave me space and time and allowed me to see the truth! He told me, " live your truth! " It has not been easy but i have unfolded and i have realized that i can heal myself and others by telling the truth smile emoticon. After 3 months all symptoms have gone and i feel a lot calmer. I have revised some close relationships and i have prioritized myself but with lots if love for others too and i have told the truth to myself and everybody, i'm not scared anymore! I am spirit having a human experience, i'm energy, I'm love. Thank you my lovely guru!