DJ Rubin (David J Rubin) was born CT, raised in Wallingford, attended and graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2011, and received his RYT 200 Certification at Soul Space in Southington, CT July 2015. He is a superfan of the UConn Huskies, has a passion for classic rock concerts, enjoys golf, and loves ultimate frisbee.
His yoga journey began simply by bringing a mat and an iPad with P90X Yoga outside under a tree on hot summer days in 2014. As a longtime high energy MC entertainer, David felt he found the yin to his yang with the soothing and relaxing practice of yoga. With the vigorous demands of dance engagement and event hosting, he found yoga to be the perfect recovery. It wasn’t long until he found Soul Space, fell in love with their vibe, as well as the science, history, and spirit of the tradition, and found a new outlet to create and deliver health & wellness to others.
With more than a decade of a live DJ background, David brings a unique musical experience to his classes, measuring every beat from warm up, to cool down, to match the energy and pace of his class. While living in NY and teaching at Chalk Gyms in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, David created and taught a signature class TrancePose, combining various musical genres from trance, deep house, as well as throwbacks combined with an energizing and invigorating flow.
David teaches everything from All Levels, Vinyasa Flow, to Gentle, Power, Yin, and even Children’s classes as he was a lead instructor at Farmington’s Camp Courant’s ‘Wake Up & Relax” program.
DJ begins every class by saying: "Your mat is your own personal island. Whatever you want to do on your island, is totally up to you. My voice is simply here as a guide. Most of all.. listen to your body. Take what you need, and leave the rest behind.” David takes great care that every student, from first timers to the more advanced, finds their level of comfort and challenge each time they step on their mat.