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"Humans are the only species with the potential to become free of karma." ~ David"

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Learn how by reading; Inner Engineering - A Yogi's Guide to Joy


The Quiet Mind Body Shop; established in 1979

Namaste; I was introduced to yoga and massage in 1978 which changed the course of my life. I dropped my job in the forestry, became a full-time yogi and learned how to give an excellent massage.

After several years of study with a variety of teachers which included two yoga teacher training courses, I coined the name ‘The Quiet Mind Body Shop’ because I understood that real healing comes from within and that can only happen when the mind steps aside.

As an itinerant yogi doing my own practice, I shared yoga and massage with those wanting to learn. Over the years I have rented studio spaces and many church halls, but today the centre for my teaching is my own home. As a yogi and some say a mystic, I am not affiliated to any organisation or bound by any belief. I have much in common with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev who has mastered the gift of teaching far better than me.


Cheva is also available periodically to give massage. Please contact her directly on 027 427 3529

I have trained in many forms of massage and worked for over 15 years alone and alongside talented acupressure, Swedish & temple massage and beauty therapists. But after many years of relaxation massage I was looking for something new. I travelled to India to learn yoga and Australia to study under Master Yang in the Tai Chi based energy system called Calligraphy yoga. Then surprisingly I found my new passion for traditional lomi lomi massage. In this relaxing massage I use therapeutic touch to bring your body into a state of relaxation where the body’s own healing systems are activated.

Services  with Chevanne or David

  • Therapeutic/relaxation massage for relaxation, mental/ emotional balance and improved well-being,
  • Medical massage for pain and stress relief.
  • Yoga lessons – personal tuition by appointment.
  • Speaking engagements on the subject of yoga, meditation, Indian history, and the healing arts.

More About David

Introduced to yoga at a weekend Yoga seminar 1978 and moved to an ashram to devote as much time as possible to study and practice.
Was quickly thrown into teaching yoga, learning and teaching massage.
Completed the IYTA yoga teacher training course.
Recognised that the problems of humanity lay in the minds of all individuals as 70% of all illnesses and our consequent suffering begins in the mind. Thereby transcending the mind is the key solution to health and happiness and the “The Quiet Mind Body Shop School of Massage and Yoga Life Sciences” came into being.
Had the good fortune to receive instruction from well-qualified international teachers.
Spent six years in Sydney learning from the late Martyn Jackson at the Australian School of Yoga.
Seven years tuition in Tibetan Buddhism under Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey.
Read his story.

Currently David is available for great massages, massage tuition and one to one yoga tuition.


To know life to its fullest. But to do this we must become stress free and to do that we must quiet the mind.
Peace in the world will only come when individuals find that inner peace that only comes when the mind is quiet as explained so eloquently by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.

Trading since 1981
The Quiet Mind Body Shop is not associated with The Body Shop chain of international stores.