David began his practice and study of yoga in 1989 and was soon after introduced to Ashtanga Yoga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Since 1999 David and his family began traveling to the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India to study yoga with Guruji, Sharath and Saraswathi. In 2000 he and his wife, Andrea, received authorization from Guruji to teach Ashtanga Yoga, and then in 2009, received Level II Authorization from Sharath. David also studies Sanskrit & chanting both while home in Encinitas with Pandit Shikantha Shastri, as well as with Laxmish Bhat while in Mysore.
From 2002 to 2007, he and Andrea directed and taught the Mysore program at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center (CA); from 2007 to 2010, they opened and directed Ashtanga Yoga Bend (OR). He and his family now live in Encinitas, CA where he teaches at Jois Yoga.