Cycles, Stillness, and Flow: Yoga & Qigong


“You are an important teacher to me, and I feel lucky to have found MogaDao and you.”

-Celia Owens

We are of nature. Our moods, health, physical forms and psyches are all mirrors of nature’s patterns, seasonal transitions and wisdom: they are reflections of the Dao.
Cycles, Stillness & Flow is a physical, psychological and spiritual experience of the Chinese 5 Elements through challenging, restorative and dynamic asana practice, as well as qigong and other sacred physical practices.  Alignment and precision accompany flow and Qigong Consciousness, building strength and flexibility while protecting and cultivating our vital energy or qi. This scope of this teaching is wide and responsive to the season, the given day, and the medicinal needs of the students.  Practice can include Mogadao qigong, Internal Alchemy and guided meditation as well as a Feldenkrais* influence. For advanced-beginner to intermediate practitioners (see below).

*Daven is not a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, but brings in elements from her own experience as a student of Feldenkrais with Diana Razumny.

The level of this class

This class is best suited for:

  • Practitioners who are not absolute beginners, not new to yoga
  • are able-bodied and in condition to the extent that they can participate in the deep physicality of the class–at their level
  • have some experience of yoga asanas upon which the practice can build a deeper understanding
  • are in touch and in tune enough with their bodies (with my guidance if necessary) to know their limits and either respect or push those limits as appropriate on a given day or moment
  • have a sense of wonder for the mysteries of practice–and a sense of humor!

There will most definitely be variations among practitioners, which I welcome.   If you are wondering if this class is right for you, please feel free to contact me!


“In Daven’s yoga class we move between stillness and fierceness. I am inspired to move into fire, to break through old habits as well as to be gentle and self-nourishing. Her references from Taoism offer an intriguing context for the work. Daven’s imaginative and intuitive teaching style is a wonderful example of the potential of yoga practice. I look forward to her classes which fluidly change with the seasons and with life itself.” — Judy Herzl, Marketing Partner, Artist, Writer

“I wholeheartedly suggest that you go see this yoga class for yourself.  You’ll experience a teacher who’s stepping deeper and deeper into her own river of destiny. Daven’s classes are exquisite, and growing deeper all the time. She is quite simply a natural; she has found her calling.” —Mark Jensen, Qigong teacher, Chiropractor, Post-Modern Wizard