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Meet David Yu

David Yu, a 375-hour certified instructor in the Jivamukti Yoga method, has studied and practiced yoga for 20 years.

He first began exploring the wisdom traditions of yoga in New York City, practicing at Jivamukti Yoga School NYC, OM Yoga Centre, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center as well as Go Yoga and Greenhouse Holistic in Brooklyn, NY.

Initially fascinated by the principles of alignment in the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga and the philosophical aspects of the practice, David found a spiritual home with Ashtanga and a steady Mysore practice.

Drawn to teachers who transfer knowledge from classical yoga lineages David has taken master classes with Sri Dharma Mittra and other iconic teachers including K. Pattabhi Jois, Eddie Stern, Tim Feldman and Sharon Gannon, co-founder of the Jivamukti Method.

David completed a 75-hour Jivamukti method foundational teaching training in 2020, completed his 300-hour Jivamukti certification training in July 2021 and was invited to participate in a two-week intensive residency at the Jivamukti Ashram in Triopetra, Crete in November 2021 led by Advanced Certified teacher Petros Haffenrichter.

David’s Jivamukti Yoga mentors include Valerie Grange, Cory Bryant, and advanced certified teachers Anja Kuehnel, Ruth Lauer-Manenti, HaChi Yu, Juan Sierra, Jessica Stickler and Monica Jaggi.