In 2008, Dalton’s girlfriend asked him to take a yoga class with her and he quickly responded, “yoga’s for babies.” For Christmas that year, she bought him his first yoga mat — it had “yoga is not for babies” written on it. At that point, he figured he’d give it a try. He started practicing Anusara yoga at City Yoga in Los Angeles and loved it but was only practicing about once a week and it was a purely physical practice for him.
A couple years later, a few of his friends began practicing at Modo when it opened and he kept hearing, “You have to come try this yoga!” from everyone he knew. So, he did. He was hooked immediately and so began his life-changing journey to become a Modo teacher. Through Modo he realized that the mind, heart and body are all connected. He started to realize that he could challenge his mind and emotions at the same time as his body and that there was a whole other world in every posture that has nothing to do with muscles or joints. Pretty cool.
He went to Modo Yoga teacher training in Montreal and attended Modo Flow training in Kelowna, British Columbia. In case you haven’t figured it out yet… he freakin’ loves it!!! Dalton strives to help keep students in the present moment, in their bodies and out of their heads. He realized through his own practice that getting out of your own way can lead to some big “Ah Ha!” moments in yoga and life. He believes that there are no hard or easy teachers. The extent of the challenge to this practice lies within the student on any given day. Every day is different and so is the challenge.