David Garrigues is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia. He is one of a few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Yoga Master Sri K Pattabhi Jois. As an Ashtanga Ambassador he bases his teachings on the idea that 'Anyone can take practice.' said by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. He is dedicated to sharing the beauty and soul of Ashtanga Yoga with everyone.
David's mission is to be part of an ever wider circle of people who are dedicated to exploring the living, contemporary, lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. He wants to join with enthusiastic people who are open and committed to learning and applying the teachings in ways that promote physical, psychological, and spiritual growth in themselves and others.
He teaches workshops featuring Mysore intensives and in-depth studies around the US and abroad. He has written and recorded two Kirtan cd's and has a two disc dvd on Ashtanga Yoga: A Primary Series Guide. David's bimonthly blog, which is steadfastly committed to his mission, uses both video and written articles, to inspire both the beginner and the advanced practitioner to progress in practice. Soon he will be releasing a new Kirtan album and coming out with Vayu Siddhi: A guide to Ashtanga yoga's pranayama sequence summer of 2013.