David Hollander instructs at Telluride Yoga Festival in Winter, 3/10– 3/13

David Hollander instructs at Telluride Yoga Festival in Winter, 3/10– 3/13

[click “Play”, Susan interviews David Hollander]

Copy_of_winter From the get-go, founder/director Aubrey Hackman aimed high, starting with the instructors she has invited to her Telluride Yoga Festival. Though every one had a national, even international reputation, the roster did not include celebrity yogis, brands unto themselves, with book deals, fashion lines, and studio franchises. They were individuals like herself who walked their talk: scholars, not pretzels, deep students and scholars of a transformative tradition with roots dating back nearly 5,000 years.
One of them was David Hollander.

Now David, who returns to the 4th annual Telluride Yoga Festival this summer ( July 14– July 1),  joins Aubrey to help launch the first Telluride Yoga Festival in Winter. The event takes place Thursday, March 10 – Sunday, March 13 at The Peaks Resort and includes six yoga classes, morning meditation and evening kirtan, plus full access to The Peaks Spa and Fitness Center, a 21,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility.

David Hollander was introduced to Yoga as a child through his father’s Buddhist studies. He began practicing in the 1980s, and, at the same time, launched his exploration of meditation, as well as Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. David is forever grateful for the teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois who helped direct his path as a student and teacher. Today, David continues to study asana, Sanskrit, and philosophy with celebrated instructors including V. Sheshadri, B.N.S. Iyengar,  David Williams, Jyoti Chittur, Shyam Das and Joan Suval amongst others.

Primarily a New York City-based teacher of Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga, as well as directing the Yoga Teacher Training at Ananda Ashram in upstate New York, David’s goal is to help each student experience positive change according to his or her needs in the moment. At Aubrey Hackman’s start-up winter event, David intends to focus on gentle vinyasa flow yoga, a complement and antidote to time spent on the mountain. He is also scheduled to lead evening kirtan (devotional chanting) sessions.

To learn more about David Hollander, click the “play” button and listen to his interview.

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