David Hollander

New York, NY

David’s goal is to create a steady and safe environment where each individual's practice can flower.

Mysore Ashtanga

20 Years, Ashtanga, Vinyasa

David's greatest influences are Shri K . Patthabhi Jois, BNS Iyengar, and Shri Sheshadri - all of Mysore India, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati and his senior students at Ananda Ashram, all of the teachers of the American Yoga Movement in styles from Iyengar to Ashtanga that I have had the honor of learning from and singularly Shyam Das for unveiling sacred and devotional India to this seeker.

David was a full time artist and art teacher as well as traveling extensively through the USA and Europe.

David Hollander instructs the following:
  • Mysore (Open)
  • "Mysore" refers to the way Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taought in it home city of Mysore, India. This program is one of Pure's unique and specialized offerings.

    In "Mysore each student is taught individually; given a one-on-one lesson within a group class. This individual approach means Mysore classes are a perfect fit for new and longtime practitioners. Each and every student is guided and supported in an ongoing program that offers an incredible array of strength, flexibility, and flow resulting in a practice that detoxifies, balances, and strengthens both body and mind.

    In Mysore class, each student is encouraged to memorize the breathing/movement sequence and develop an independent and supported practice.

  • Hot Vinyasa (2)
  • Taught in the heated room, this style works through poses and sequences linked to breath. Sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy in this vigorous and fluid approach to yoga.