Dave began seriously practicing Yoga in 2006 in his basement where his wife, Chelle Atma Devi taught three classes a week.
Both Dave & Chelle Atma Devi were very grateful to have the opportunity to offer a place for their friends to practice Yoga & to make it affordable by making the classes by donation. This humbling experience has affected Dave's life in a positive way by introducing a peace of mind, physical body improvements, & an increased loving bond with those who attended.
The next chapter in Dave's spiritual evolution was experiencing a long weekend immersion with Sri Dharma Mittra at Kripalu in 2008 with Chelle Atma Devi. Since that transformative weekend, he has been faithfully practicing & in 2013 he completed his first Dharma Yoga Teacher Training.
In 2014, Dave relocated to the Denver area where he continued to teach & opened One Yoga Center with Chelle Atma Devi. Over the years, Dave has deepened his Knowledge through constant practice & study with the Masters as often as possible. He is devoted to service & sharing all he has learned.
Dave is also passionate about music & sound & has been DJ-ing & creating music since the mid-90's. He was the exclusive DJ for Dharma Yoga Syracuse where he partnered with Chelle Atma Devi & other instructors for "Hot House Yoga" & "Trance Dance" events. During these popular events Dave, a.k.a. DJ Depth, provided the electronic sounds & live remixing while Chelle Atma Devi led the class through a practice of asana, shavasana, pranayama, & meditation.
In the Denver area, Dave & Chelle Atma Devi continue to hold these same "active" Sound workshops at One Yoga Center under the new name "Shakti Soundwave." They have also added a new "passive" Sound Journey workshop component to this offering that combines the healing power of Gongs & Singing Alchemy Bowls, taking practitioners on a deep journey through sound & relaxation.