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Certified in 2007, Paul started teaching in Austin, TX. He has also taught in San Antonio, TX. He moved to Las Vegas and became the Naked Yoga sub for David Oliphant until taking over the classes in April of 2011. Paul is originally from McAllen, TX but lived in Southern California for many years before coming to Las Vegas. In May of 2009 he became a licensed massage therapist with strengths in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, and Reflexology. He is also trained in Lymphatic Drain and Medical Massage.
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In the early 90s I was in a motorcycle accident that broke several bones in my right leg. After a year, I still walked with an old man’s limp. Upon a friends recommendation, I tried Bikram yoga. Within two months, the limp was gone and I loved yoga!
Ten years later, I had let the demands of a thriving legal practice pull me away from yoga and found myself overweight and with early signs of heart disease. I turned to yoga, lost 45 pounds and healed my heart. To deepen my practice, I completed Aaron Star’s Hot Nude Yoga teacher certification course in 2011 in Costa Rica. This year I took another intensive yoga course in Australia and will complete further coursework this fall in Thailand and Cambodia. Locally, I study yoga theory and practice with Marissa Harris.
While still a work in progress, I’m amazed at the miracles yoga has worked in my life and love sharing the magic with others. For me, the best benefit of asana practice is that it prepares the body and mind for meditation. In turn a regular mediation practice allows us to manifest any outcome we desire off the mat.
Aside from being a yogi, I’m a fire spinner, skier, hiker, hula hooper, trademark lawyer and international destination lecturer on cruise ships.
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When I found yoga, I was 17 years old, living in Korea. My roommate, Ben from Australia, was incredibly dedicated to this thing he called “yoga”. Every morning he spent at least an hour twisting himself into these magnificent shapes and then sat as still as a tree. Ben taught me a few things and when I came back to the states, I became the home video yogini. For many years I practiced A.M. and P.M. yoga with Rodney Yee in front of my television, but after a serious running injury, I had to deepen my yoga practice. I practiced several styles of hot yoga for many years and then became a certified hot yoga and power vinyasa yoga teacher. After teaching yoga for a few years I found my guru, Bekir Algan, Ph.D., and apprenticed under him for two years in the Iyengar yoga method. Bekir teaches an Iyengar based yoga practice inspired by seasonal living. As well as greatly helping me improve my physical practice of yoga, Bekir taught me about the other elements to yoga that can benefit your mind and soul.
I recently completed my Pilates certification because I believe Pilates strengthens the core muscles and develops an awareness of your core that no other type of exercise compares to. This core awakening can improve your yoga practice more than you can imagine, making Pilates the perfect compliment to yoga.
I continuously learn from Bekir as well as my other inspirational teachers, T. Krishnamacharya, B.K.S. Iyengar, Dharma Mittra, Jody Kurilla, Judith Lasater P.T., Ph.D. and Dolly Kelepecz.
David Oliphant, founder of Men’s Naked Yoga Las Vegas has been teaching yoga since 2005. He spent most of his adult life in the corporate world until he heard his calling to health and wellness. David practices and holds certifications in Hatha Yoga, Thai Yoga Bodywork and Reiki Energy Healing. Click here to learn more about or to contact David.