Master Teacher: David Michael Hollander


An accomplished visual artist as well as a yoga teacher, David Michael Hollander’s drawings reveal his keen observation of the human body in movement, expression and stillness. For many years he taught art and exhibited his work. Hollander started practicing yoga as a teenager and began to teach in an Iyengar-influenced style under the guidance of

Michael Gilbert in the mid 1990's. He later went on to study with Sri K Patthabhi Jois, Srivatsa Ramaswami and others in the American Vinyasa lineage.

Wanting to offer a safer more open atmosphere that emphasized yoga therapy, meditation and the larger Krishnamacharya tradition, David began teaching Mysore style Ashtanga in his apartment. The program soon moved to New York Yoga and has been at Pure Yoga East since 2007.

Hollander now studies, works on philosophy and chanting with teachers in the

Sri Brahmananda Saraswati lineage at Ananda Ashram in Monroe New York, where he directs the teacher training program.