Academic Qualifications:

Trained Teachers Certificate - New Zealand Department of Education 1972

Philosophy, Anatomy 113, Terminology, Anatomy 240, Bio-Statistics, Applied Psychology - Palmer College of Chiropractic, USA 1975

Certificate Polarity Therapy - Pierre Pannetier ND. Mexico & USA 1978
Diploma of Naturopathy - Naturopathic College of N.Z. 1983
Certificate in Iridology - Maurice Archer DC, DO, ND. 1986
Diploma in Traditional Acupuncture - Chinese Acupuncture Research Centre, Hong Kong 198
Ayurveda - The Ayurvedic Institute, USA 1991
Post Graduate Diploma in Ayurveda - Ayurveda Academy, India 1995
B. Ed. (Adult Education) - Massey University, NZ, 2006

Diploma In Ayurveda and Panchakarma - School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma, India, 2015

Other Qualifications:
Emergency First Aid Certificate Unit Standard # 6401

Teaching Experience
Over 40 years of teaching experience ranging from Primary (Elementary) School to Adult Education.

Private Practice in Natural Therapies:
80 - Present. Private Practitioner in Natural Therapies including -  Spinal Manipulation,
Ayurveda, Iridology, Naturopathy, Polarity Therapy, Acupuncture, Reflexology

80 – Present. Manager of Timbs Natural Therapy Clinic, Gisborne
89 – 98 Director of Institute of Natural Medicine Ltd
07 – 10 Evening manager BW Camping, Gisborne, NZ

Professional Achievements:
1992 Presented paper - ‘Natural Medicines and their role in creating Social and Economic Change’ - based on data from '89 to '91, International Conference on Ayurveda, Pune, India

1995 Presented a paper - ‘Natural Medicines and their role in creating Social and Economic Change’ - based on data from '89 to '94, First International Seminar on Complementary Medicines Pune, India - Presided over the Felicitation Ceremony.

1996 Presented 3 papers - ‘Complementary Medicine - Rational, Philosophy and Practice’; ‘Hands on techniques in natural medicine’ and ‘The role of Complementary Medicines in Social and Economic Change’ - data from '89 to 95. Surfers Medical Association Maldives Easter 1996 Conference, Maldives.

1998 Certified Registered Professional Member - Australasian Association of Ayurveda Inc. (renewed annually)

2010 Polarity Therapy Professional - International Polarity Education Alliance

At the 1st International Conference on Complementary Medicine, Pune, India 1995

International Award of Excellence, Teacher - Naturopathy

International Award of Excellence, Best Institute - Naturopathy - Institute of Natural Medicine Ltd.

Teaching Experience - Ayurveda:
1989 – 1998 Tutor in Ayurveda, Institute of Natural Medicine Ltd, Gisborne, NZ

1991 – 2006 Tutor in Ayurveda, Waikato School of Herbal Medicine, Hamilton, NZ

2005 Timbs Natural Therapy Clinic, Gisborne, NZ

2007 Anahatta Yoga Studio, Kansas, USA

2007 Chiro Studio/Sunshine Yoga, Kansas, USA

2007 KCFitnessLink Studio, Kansas, USA

2008 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA

2008 Complete Body Studio, Kansas, USA

2009 Bodyfusion Studio, Napier, NZ

2009 Taupo Yoga Studio, Taupo, NZ

2009 Darling Yoga Studio, Kansas, USA

2009 Complete Body Studio, Kansas, USA

2009 Uttara Yoga Studio, Virginia, USA

2010 KCFitnessLink Studio, Kansas, USA

2010 Darling Yoga Studio, Kansas, USA

2010 Mind.Body.Spirit Studio, Barbados

2011 Mind.Body.Spirit Studio, Barbados

2011 Stone Spirit Lodge, Kansas, USA

2011 Seeking Solace Yoga Studio, Kansas, USA

2011 Living Yoga Studio, Taupo, NZ

2012 Seeking Solace Yoga, Kansas, USA

2012 Life Spring Med Spa, Kansas, USA

2012 Core Balance Yoga Studio, Kansas, USA

2012 Mark Blanchard Progressive Power Yoga Studio, Kansas, USA

2012 Council of Light Studio, Kansas, USA

2013 The Yoga Room, Gisborne, NZ

2014 The Yoga Room, Gisborne, NZ

2014 Rachel Phelps Biodynamic Craniosacral Clinic, Taupo, NZ

2015 The Yoga Room, Gisborne, NZ

My Ayurveda and Polarity Therapy Teachers:
Dr. Vasant Lad - Author, teacher, consultant and Director, The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque.

Dr Robert Svoboda - Prominent international speaker, author, teacher, consultant and personal guest.

Prof. Dr. P. H. Kulkarni - Prominent international speaker, author, teacher and physician, ex Dean, Ayurveda faculty Pune University and recognized guru in his field. 

Dr Pierre Pannetier ND, Successor to Dr Randolph Stone DC, DO (founder of Polarity Therapy)

School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma, Kannur, Kerala, India

"As one who has studied at a "traditional" medical school in the United States, I have been trained to practice evidence-based medicine in my attempts to heal people and alleviate disease. I have found tremendous application of Ayurvedic medicine as a physician. In fact I see an exceptional benefit that Ayurvedic medicine offers to many chronic illnesses where more modern therapies are limited. I often find myself blending these two styles of healing on a daily basis. I have been truly inspired by your teaching. As one who has dedicated my life to the service of others, I have exceptional gratitude for the knowledge and skills you have taught me in Ayurvedic medicine. Thank you!"
Heath Wilt, D.O.
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA

"David promised and delivered the basic principles of Ayurveda in a fascinating and interactive 4 hour workshop. The workshop illustrated how Ayurveda could bring harmony and balance into my life, by giving me a tool to assess and enhance all the relationships in my life; with my environment, health, diet, and with others, Fantastic stuff!"
Amanda Lowry – chef, NZ

"David has made a difference in many of our lives who took his Ayurvedic workshop. I was immediately taken in by the amount of knowledge he has and the way all of us can apply these principles on a day to day basis. I feel Ayurveda has changed my life and how I look at foods and make decisions on what I need to consume--making the most out of my diet to keep my body in balance. There is not a day that goes by that I don't apply bits and pieces of Ayurvedic principles into my life. My gratitude goes out to you."
Isla Burgess,
Director International College of Herbal Medicine, NZ

"David lives and breathes Ayurveda. He has an ability to encompass the teachings, the heart and spirit of his "Science of Life" and make it available to the western mind. I have heard many students over the past years, at the end of a one or two day workshop, remark on how much they learned and how much insight they had to what could be a complex and foreign philosophy."
Nicole Wilt
Certified personal trainer, yoga instructor and nutritional consultant, USA