David has been teaching Yoga since 1994. In New York City he has helped to develop the teacher training programs at both the New York Yoga and the Yoga Sutra Centers and he runs the daily Mysore Ashtanga room at Pure Yoga East. David has studied directly with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and with his son Manju and other students of the Mysore tradition of Yoga. Currently he is studying with Sri B.N.S. Iyengar of Mysore. He has been a guest teacher and devotee at Ananda Ashram for almost 20 years. His goal is to help each person learn Yoga with kindness and truthfulness at his or her own speed and intensity. David is also a classically trained figurative artist and has taught art for over a decade.


Nikki received her Yoga Therapy certification from Yoga Vidya Dham in Nasik, India, and her Hatha Yoga Teacher’s certification from Ananda Ashram’s International Schools of East-West Unity (Gurukula), where she is currently director of the School of Hatha Yoga. In addition to living, studying and serving at Ananda Ashram since 2007, Nicole spends her winters traveling abroad. She enjoys the mystery of exploring the unknown and connecting with masters through different cultures and traditions. While in India Nikki studies with Sri V. Sheshadri of Mysore, a distinguished teacher of traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.