Regis Chapman (DurgaDas)
is a certified Sivananda Yoga teacher, having taken his Teacher Training Course at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
in Grass Valley, CA, USA in October 2005. A practicing lifecoach, he helps people with his years of combined coaching and spiritual practice experience. Previously, he had been practicing yoga at another nearby spiritual center.
Regis lived at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
ashram from August 2005 to January 2008. For much of this time, he was the head Hatha Yoga teacher, responsible for assisting new teachers just out of TTC (Teacher Training Course) along with mentoring and guiding new spiritual aspirants in the work study programs.
It was during this first year he developed the Yoga & Balance program, which attempts to explain, both in spiritual terms and physical terms, explanations for many of the issues he was hearing raised from his yoga students, ashram program attendees and TTC attendees.
He has 20 years in coaching elite endurance athletes. On average, he would work with an athlete approximately 4 years. His former athletes include: Wes Hamilton, Brian Sjoberg, Louie LaMarche, Mat McDonald, Brian Finnerty, Sterling Magnell
, and Damon Kluck
. His role was to take local athletes and make them into professional cyclists. He was also Florida State Time Trial Champion in 1990.
His in-depth experience plus the multiple competencies needed to assist athletes with the various overuse injuries and problems that naturally arise when coaching, allows him to integrate Eastern philosophy and teaching methods with modern physical and psychological understanding. Combine that with a healthy dose of humor and you have a truly gifted teacher.