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Dave Lesinski, MA

I've spent the last 10 years supporting adults and children in making better life choices to improve health and happiness. In 2002 I co-created and began teaching in the STEPS program, which is a therapeutic classroom for kids with severe emotional disabilities. I used traditional teaching methods coupled with a spiritual practice to support children in making positive behavioral and academic change in their lives. I have been a Non-Violent Crisis Intervention instructor for the last 7 years, training over 50 adults a year in respectfully dealing with highly intense and emotional crisis situations. In 2004 I became a Yoga instructor and have taught many styles of Hatha yoga. In 2008 I was introduced to the world of Ayurveda and has been doing Ayurvedic consultations ever since. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching (Special Education): Central Michigan University, Master’s Degree in Teaching: Marygrove College, Yoga Training: Yoga Now Studio Teacher Training and Ayurveda Training: New World Ayurveda.


Elbert Hubbard was right on target when he said, “The object of teaching is to enable a child to get along without his teacher.” While many of us read this quote and agree with it, we may not quite grasp its full meaning or its connection to Ayurveda.