David Hollander

HOMETOWN
New York, NY

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

CLASSES AT PURE
Mysore Ashtanga

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
20 Years, Ashtanga, Vinyasa

MENTORS
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.

BEFORE YOGA
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.

  • Mysore (Open)
  • "Mysore" refers to the way Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taught in its 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 yet insightfully supported practice.

     


  • Hot Power Yoga (2)
  • This is a power yoga class taught in a room heated to 100-105 degrees. The heat will provide for a detoxifying sweat while you flow through an athletic and dynamic sequence of postures.

  • Vinyasa (2)
  • Vinyasa is characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath. This class is diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy and in general is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga.

  • Mysore (Open)
  • "Mysore" refers to the way Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taught in its 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 yet insightfully supported practice.

    Kimberly, our program director/senior teacher, has 18 years study in this tradition with 12 visits to India for a total of 4 years spent in Mysore. She has taught this program globally.

    Students may arrive at any time up until 9am.