Dave Gardner


Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town


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Dave met Jim Harrington in 2011 and began studying with him in 2012. That very moment has led to what is now; many workshops trainings and epic adventures along the way. While in India with Jim, Dave met Aditi Gaur of The Himalayan Yoga Tradition in 2013 in Rishikesh and he had nurtured the powerful subtlety of her teachings. Immersing deeper into the practice of Synergy, Jim invited Simon Borg-Olivier to South Africa for the first time in 2014 which led Dave to follow Simon to India to study with him and Bianca Machliss in 2015. Rediscovering the power of natural and spinal movement and longing to reconnect with his Muay Thai practice, Dave discovered Cameron Shayne and Budokon Yoga; a synthesis of Martial Arts Yoga Calisthenics and Animal Locomotion. Dave has recently returned from studying with Cameron and is focussed on sharing his experience.

"All these teachers have been leaders with a sense of powerful humility. They have inspired me through their lives and created a willingness within myself to empower myself and through this empower others. This is what I look to share...while moving jumping floating flying crawling swinging rolling laughing and loving around like the monkey I am!" 

Dave offers various group classes as well as workshops all over the country.


500HR YTT with Jim Harrington

300HR YTT with Simon Borg-Olivier & Bianca Machliss of Yoga Synergy

Senior Budokon Yoga teacher, Blue Belt, Mobility & Calisthenics Coach