David Oliphant attended his first yoga class in 2005. Little did he know his life would change that day.
After working in the corporate world of hospitality, travel and entertainment for most of his adult life, a reality came over David that while he was living a wonderful and exciting life, he was doing little to touch, support and be of service to others. A calling he always “felt”, but didn’t fully understand how to share until he found yoga. Of course, this awareness changed his own journey as well.
With awareness comes change and soon David made the shift from “Wall Street to Wellness”, receiving his 200 hour Hatha Yoga Certification in 2006. In 2008 with a move to Las Vegas with his partner Christopher, David founded Men’s Naked Yoga Las Vegas. His calling to wellness continues to expand and David now holds additional certifications in Thai Yoga Bodywork and Reiki Energy Healing.
“Many people, including my own parents ask me, why NAKED yoga? As an out gay man I have witnessed many other men struggle with the full acceptance of their bodies. That was my main objective, to help men appreciate and accept the physical body they had been given”. David prides himself on full acceptance and inclusion in his classes. Men of all sizes, shapes, races, ages, yoga abilities, etc. will be comfortable on the yoga mat with David.
“From “Wall Street to Wellness”, I’ve never made less money, but I’ve never been more content with the path of my life”.