David Harshada Wagner is an author, meditation teacher, and transformational guide who has dedicated his life to the path of spiritual practice, human transformation, and selfless service. He is the founder and director of Living Meditation, based in Ojai California, and travels widely training yoga teachers in the philosophy and inner practices of yoga and working with people from all walks of life from all over the world.
Wagner is on the faculties of Kripalu and Omega institutes where he regularly offers retreats and workshops, and is one of the most viewed teachers on the very popular Yogaglo.com.
He began his teaching career early as a yoga and meditation teacher in Chicago over 20 years ago and since become a truly unique “teacher’s teacher”. Wagner’s teaching style is disarmingly informal and friendly, but has the ability to take people into deep levels of self-exploration. His speaking and writing style is conversational and he’s not shy about throwing in the occasional four letter word. Some have referred to his specialty as “no bullshit spirituality”. In a industry of lofty gurus and soft-spoken new age workshop leaders, Wagner stands out with his no-nonsense, style.
Wagner is classically trained in the wisdom traditions of India, and is a master of inner yoga practices, but his teachings come from his many years helping people transform their lives and his own personal process of transformation. He is a perfect combination of a traditional spiritual master and a modern, down-to-earth, man. He is a proud father of two and is currently authoring a book based on the teachings from the Bhagavad Gita.