David Life

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David Life has been recognized by Yoga Journal as an “innovator” in yoga in the U.S today. Together with Sharon Gannon, and through the blessings of his teachers, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Shri Swami Nirmalananda and Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, David has helped create the Jivamukti Yoga method, which focuses on teaching and practicing yoga as a means to enlightenment.


David is a certified Advanced practitioner of the Ashtanga Yoga method of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, which he began studying in Mysore, India in 1988. He spent several years as a sannyas (renunciate) initiated by Swami Nirmalananda in 1989. He has received Kalachakra and Bodhisattva initiation from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. His interest in yoga is supported by his artistic, literary and metaphysical studies. He imbues his classes with metaphor, musicality and spirituality, spiced with humor, vigor and spontaneity. He is considered to be a "teacher's teacher" and he is a respected, popular, and in-demand teacher around the globe. He has taught for more than twenty years throughout the United States, and in Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, UK, Switzerland, Italy, India, Turkey, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Philippines, Australia, China, the Caribbean, and Israel. Since 1993 he has presented regularly at national and international yoga conferences.

David has been a contributing writer for several publications including Yoga Journal and Yoga International, and together with Sharon Gannon has co-authored numerous yoga-related DVDs and music CDs, and the books: Jivamukti Yoga (also translated into German, Russian & Italian), The Art of Yoga, and Yoga Assists.

Degrees:
BFA
Publications:
Jivamukti Yoga, The Art of Yoga, Yoga Assists

Interests

Music:
Reggae Revolution
Books:
The Time Falling Bodies Take To Light, William Irwin Thompson The Transformative Vision, Jose A. Argüelles The Body's Recollection Of Being, David Michael Levin
Movies:
The Bourne Identity

This Teacher's Upcoming Events

Saturday June 3, 2017 to Sunday June 4, 2017

Master Classes with Sharon Gannon & David Life

TW

The founders of Jivamukti Yoga, David Life and Sharon Gannon, teach master classes.

Thursday June 8, 2017 to Sunday June 11, 2017

10th Evolution Asia Yoga Conference

HK

Sharon and David teach daily classes 

Asia’s leading yoga and wellness conference bringing together renowned presenters from across the world. Passionately dedicated to serving the growing community in the Asia region, the conference unites the best of cultures for all bodies and minds.

Sunday June 4, 2017 to Saturday July 1, 2017

Jivamukti Yoga 300 hour Teacher Training: Blue Spirit, Costa Rica

Nosara, CR

Jivamukti Yoga One Month Residential Teacher Training Certification Course facilitated by Rima Rani Rabbath and Anja Kuehnel with David Life, joined by guest teachers: Manorama (Sanskrit) and Lori Zucker (Anatomy), Mentors: Olga Oskorbina, Doug Whitaker and Hachi Yu. Event Producer: Hachi Yu. Course taught in...

Saturday August 12, 2017 to Sunday August 27, 2017

Wild Woodstock

Shady, US

Sharon Gannon, David Life along with Anja Kuehnel and surprise quests teach two weeks of wild daily classes with some surprise events TBA.  (All levels of practitioner are welcomed)

Monday September 4, 2017 to Friday September 8, 2017

Immersion Rhinebeck, NY

Rhinebeck, US

with Sharon Gannon, 
David Life and Jules Febre, assisted by John Smrtic & Julie Kirkpatrick, with special
 guest teacher, anatomist: Lori Zucker and Kirtan with Krishna Das, Jai
Uttal and Deva Premal & Miten, in English language. 

Jivamukti Yoga® Immersion takes you deeper into the study of...