David O. | Dragonfly Hot Yoga Madison WI

Instructors & Staff


David O.




T001 Lifetime Teacher (Wisconsin)

My Teaching Style

As a certified educator in Wisconsin schools since 2013, I bring an array of skills to deliver the scope of the classes I’m teaching. My students have described me as kind, thoughtful, and fun. I love the creativity, planning, and adaptivity in building a sequence that feels great in the body and challenges the mind and muscles to find their edge.


My Yoga practice began in 2009 when I read an online article about meditation. I remember going outside to sit, and found my mind racing and my body aching almost immediately! Over time, Yoga has grown into a pillar of my life, and while I have grown in my practice, I have never forgotten that feeling of starting anew. I am grateful to be able to give back to our community through teaching, with the guidance of my great teachers.

Favorite Pose

Do I have to choose one?? Then… Dancer. To me, asanas (poses) are all about building strength, balance, and flexibility. Dancer is at the center of all three of these. If I was allowed to choose three more they would be tree pose, pyramid, and śavāsana.

Favorite Quote

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose… a sunset, a mountain bathed in moonlight, the ocean in calm and in storm - we see these, love their beauty, hold the vision to our hearts. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
~ Helen Keller

This quote inspires me because Helen never saw or heard any of these things, but wrote about them with poignant beauty. It reminds me of how much I have to simply be thankful for, even when life feels difficult.

Why I Love Dragonfly

Dragonfly is a place of refuge for me. The ability to connect with my inner self and this reality within the four corners of a mat, surrounded by those in our dear community, provides me with motivation and inspiration to continue to develop my practice.

Little Known Fact About Me

I have been to India! I travelled to India and Nepal with Scott Anderson of Blue Mounds Pilates in 2010. Seeing the Himalayas, meeting the people of India & Nepal, and following in the path of the Buddha were incredibly important to me and my faith.

David Os Class Schedule