David Freiman, certified yoga instructor and founder of My Good Life Yoga, has been practicing meditation since 1982 and yoga since 1990. His goal is to lower the barriers to doing yoga so that anyone can practice and receive the benefits. He specializes in teaching yoga to kids with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays and other special needs.
Freiman has taught public yoga classes at Genyukan Dojo in Forest Hills and at the Fresh Meadows Wellness Center. He also taught yoga to children with autism at the Special Needs Activities Center for Kids (SNACK) afterschool program in Manhattan and has taught yoga to children and teens at The Child School/Legacy High School on Roosevelt Island. He is giving talks for parent support groups at organizations such as Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) and Queens County Parents Autism Coalition (QCPAC).
In, 2010, Freiman taught yoga pro bono to the NYC Parks and Recreation Department to make yoga accessible in under-served communities, which included a series of classes at the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Harlem.
Freiman had a ten year career as a sought-after computer trainer and consultant advising Fortune 100 companies on “bleeding edge” web technologies. The stressful corporate environment, with long hours, preparation that went into the early morning, and long commutes to client sites, created an unhealthy lifestyle and Freiman left the corporate technology field to pursue a career in yoga teaching receiving his Prana Yoga teacher certification at the NY Open Center, in 2003. He has continued his studies in yoga therapy and as a certified YogaFit teacher. He is certified in CPR/AED for adults children and infants.
For twenty years he has studied yoga with various leading teachers from many traditions and is trained in yoga therapy. Freiman has a busy private practice working with athletes, performers, and professionals, offers corporate wellness seminars, and specializes in adaptive yoga for older adults, and children with special needs. He also gives talks on various yoga related subjects. He is a cellist and conductor with a music degree from the University of Michigan; music and chanting form an important part of his personal yoga practice. Before his computer training and consulting career, he was variously an acting teacher, and a conductor and director of opera and musical theater.
Freiman is a member of the New York Yoga Teachers Association (NYYTA), Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA), and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Freiman, a native New Yorker and raised in Washington Heights, Manhattan, lived in Ann Arbor and Chicago and now resides in Sunnyside, Queens. He is happily married with four children.