About Dragn Yoga & Wellbeing

Meet David Balfe

I’m a Yoga and Meditation teacher from Warrington, Cheshire, UK. I have been practicing Yoga since 2013 when I discovered Hot Yoga. At the time I was lifting weights and training in Thai Boxing. Hot Yoga became a perfect complement to my other physical pursuits. The benefits included improved mobility and flexibility, improved core stability and better posture. The most noticeable effect of this practice however was the sense of increased mental calm and clarity.

David Balfe - Dragn Yoga Founder

During a period of sustained life challenges, I became chronically stressed, anxious and under immense pressure at work. It was during this time that I discovered the stress-relieving and transformative qualities of Yoga. It has become a perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life.

My teachers encouraged and inspired me to train to be a Yoga teacher. In 2019 I graduated from my 320 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yogacampus. Then in March 2021, I completed a further 100-hour meditation teacher training with Yogacampus. My fascination with Yoga, meditation and breathwork continues to deepen.

I have trained with great teachers such as Graham Burns, Jane Craggs, Jill Amison and Isabell Britsch I am driven to share the power of Yoga with others who seek to transform their lives.

The Dragn Yoga Brand

Now more than ever, spiritual practices that teach us to look within are needed in the world. Yoga captures the holistic nature of the physical, mental and spiritual practice.

My motivation is to teach men and those who engage in physical sports and activities, although my teaching is applicable and open to all. My teaching approach is strong and physical but over time, I have developed a more gentle approach (as my teachers have often advised!).

The Dragn Yoga logo and branding and designed encapsulates the bold and fearless dragon archetype, coupled with the fearless determination of the disciplined spiritual warrior. It also represents the rebellious non-conformist nature of finding your own path through life and not simply following the crowd.

Have you ever heard of Enso? It is a concept from Japanese culture that centres around spirituality. Enso is a hand-drawn circle in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

The Enso symbolises absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). It is characterised by a minimalism born of Japanese aesthetics. The circle may be open or closed. The Dragn circle in the logo is incomplete, allowing for movement and development and the perfection of all things. Zen practitioners relate the idea to wabi-sabi, the beauty of imperfection.