David Magone

David Magone is the founder of PranaVayu yoga, a Buddhist inspired school of Vinyasa yoga established in 2001.

Magone's classes have been named in Travel + Leisure Magazine's '25 Top Yoga Studios Around the World.' Known as a 'teacher's teacher,' David has been leading teacher training programs since 2005, with hundreds of graduates in the United States and most recently the Middle East.

In 2010, David Magone became one of the first western teachers authorized to teach the thousand year old practice of Mangalam Yantra yoga by Harvard University Buddhist chaplain Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten. Mangalam Yantra yoga is a Tibetan yoga practice originally introduced by the MahaSiddha Virupa in the 10th century AD. Traditionally restricted to members of the Buddhist monastic community, Mangalam Yantra yoga helps students awaken to their innate Buddha nature through a combination of mantra, mudra, Pranayamas, and dynamic physical postures designed to release energetic blockages and obstacles to awakening.

David Magone has received a number of accolades in the press with features in Vogue Magazine UK, the Wall Street Journal, Self Magazine, Women's Health, NPR Radio and many other publications. In addition to teaching PranaVayu classes, workshops and trainings worldwide, regularly contributes to the Huffington Post Healthy Living section, Mind Body Green, and other leading national publications.

    Videos

    May the Truth Set You Free: Alignment Video
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    May the Truth Set You Free: Alignment (September 2016)
    37 minutes
    This highly detailed alignment-based flow practice will help you cut through mental clutter and reestablish clarity.
    Available worldwide
    Morning Wakeup Call Video
    4.58904
    Morning Wakeup Call (September 2013)
    15 minutes
    Feeling a little creaky when you first get out of bed in the morning? This short, fifteen minute practice with David Magone will help limber you up with a combination of gentle floor based stretches and standing mobility ...
    Available worldwide
    Naljor: Yoga for Hips and a Happy Heart Video
    4.78102
    Episode 1
    Yoga for Hips and a Happy Heart (June 2016)Naljor: Exploring Your True Inner Nature
    Episode 1
    , 48 minutes
    This hatha practice with David Magone is a gentle, seated practice with an emphasis on longer holds, deep hip opening and the cultivation of self-love and acceptance.
    Available worldwide
    Sun Salutations and Short Practice for Full Spinal Mobility Video
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    Sun Salutations and Short Practice for Full Spinal Mobility (September 2012)
    12 minutes
    Sun salutations and short practice for full spinal mobility. Great for full spinal mobility, morning wake-up or stretching routine after jogging, swimming etc.
    Available worldwide
    Naljor: A Mindful Meditation and Full Body Practice Video
    4.731705
    Episode 3
    A Mindful Meditation and Full Body Practice (June 2016)Naljor: Exploring Your True Inner Nature
    Episode 3
    , 41 minutes
    This full body practice with David Magone includes pranayama practices for emotional clarity, strength-building standing poses and a series of floor-based stretches for hip and back mobility.
    Available worldwide
    Happy, Healthy, Open Video
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    Happy, Healthy, Open (August 2016)
    6 minutes
    David Magone sheds light on the only condition necessary for our own happiness – freedom.
    Available worldwide
    Naljor: Backbending and Twisting Practice for an Open Heart Video
    4.75641
    Episode 2
    Backbending and Twisting Practice for an Open Heart (June 2016)Naljor: Exploring Your True Inner Nature
    Episode 2
    , 43 minutes
    This hatha practice with David Magone focuses on opening up to acceptance, empathy, and limitless compassion.
    Available worldwide
    Consciousness: The World Is an Ornament of the Mind Video
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    Consciousness: The World Is an Ornament of the Mind (August 2016)
    5 minutes
    In this brief yoga talk, David gives a basic overview of consciousness from the Buddhist perspective and discusses some of the ways in which we can work with our mind and senses.
    Available worldwide
    Stretch and Surrender Video
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    Stretch and Surrender (February 2014)
    42 minutes
    Stretch into bliss with this short and accessible practice from David Magone. This sequence will help you release stored up tension in your back and hips through slow static floor based stretches and the occasional flowing ...
    Available worldwide
    Seize The Day! 15 Minute Meditation For Stress Relief Video
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    Seize The Day! 15 Minute Meditation For Stress Relief (September 2013)
    16 minutes
    Stressed out? Making meditation part of your morning ritual can help you clear the cobwebs out of your head, set a positive tone the day, and make you more resilient when things don’t go the right way. Join David Magone ...
    Available worldwide
    Cleanse and Rejuvenate Yoga Detox Practice Video
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    Cleanse and Rejuvenate Yoga Detox Practice (March 2014)
    38 minutes
    Get your circulation flowing in this detoxifying flow with David Magone. Clear out the cobwebs with a rejuvenating pranayama practice and a short vinyasa sequence designed to strengthen your legs and mobilize all major ranges ...
    Available worldwide
    3 Week Toning Challenge Video
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    3 Week Toning Challenge (May 2012)
    55 minutes
    This standing pose practice with David Magone will help you get your heart rate up, tone your thighs, and build strength in your upper body by linking postures together with flowing vinyasas. This video also includes a ...
    Available worldwide

    Articles

    Pranayama
    5
    September 13, 2016
    Potential benefits of a pranayama practice include mental clarity, physical well-being, relaxation and stress relief. Start your pranayama practice with these breathing practices.
    Pranayama
    5
    September 13, 2016
    Learn the ancient origins of pranayama and the benefits of a dedicated breathing practice.
    General Yoga
    4
    July 28, 2016
    Try 10 poses from Swami Svatmarama’s classic Hatha yoga practice text, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Light on Yoga).
    General Yoga
    5
    July 28, 2016
    Explores the ancient origins of Hatha Yoga, the eight limbed yoga of Patanjali and the benefits of the practice.
    General Yoga
    5
    April 25, 2016
    Tibetan Buddhist practitioners define yoga, or naljor, as discovery of our real condition. Learn how to awaken your Buddha nature with naljor.

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    rebeccaR82, posted on September 6, 2016

    Thank you David for being you! I do not practice buddhism but I do enjoy the philosophy and I love the love you send and receive through your meditations and yoga practice <3 I am so relaxed and inspired after doing them with you. Your voice is very calming and your analogies resonate with me. I look forward to more:)

    tinnageneve, posted on July 18, 2015

    "Fitness is about more than physical exercise -- it's an opportunity to experience life as you never have before. Join acclaimed yoga instructor David Magone as he pushes the boundaries of yoga into the world of rave lights and electronic music...."

    Happy! Thought I was a little mad enjoying sunsalutations to Swedish house Mafia - from time to time ;o)

    pranavayu, posted on September 13, 2015

    Actually, not Sweden, Switzerland!

    pranavayu, posted on September 13, 2015

    Ha ha! It sounds like we're cut from the same cloth. Sometimes its fun to shake things up a bit isn't it?

    Here's a link with a few pictures from the event: http://www.wbur.org/2015/08/17/rave-yoga-boston

    Hope all is well in Sweden!

    tinnageneve, posted on September 26, 2015

    Wow, thank you!
    Get's the endorfins going, good to know I'm not alone :o)
    From a Swede living in Switzerland, still visiting Sweden, complicated, no ;o)

    UNTIL NOW - The Soundtrack to One Last Tour.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckvr7r-HbaY&list=PLd5DFMNzR99nXESiFPhyzY...

    Happy Weekend!

    gabbyb, posted on February 17, 2015

    With all this snow burying us, I found refuge in this practice today. Thanks so much!

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