Dava's journey towards "Union" kicked off as a boy with his love for Martial Arts. At the age of 7 he began training under Grand Master Hee Il Cho and earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 9. As a teenager, Dava sat his first 10-day donation based Vipassana Meditation course under the guidance of S.N. Goenka, opening his life to the cultivation of awareness and the balanced mind that he stresses frequently in class. Dava graduated from Soka University of America in 2008 where he studied in depth both Eastern and Western Philosophical perspectives, earning his Bachelor of Liberal Arts there. After practicing Bikram Yoga off and on for 4 years, Dava wandered into Corepower Yoga Aliso Viejo for his 1 week trial; falling for the warm and supportive nature of the community. Dava completed his 200 hour Teacher Training Certification in August 2009 and has subsequently completed his Yoga Sculpt and Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Trainings. He currently teaches Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, and meditation throughout South Orange County- up to 20 classes a week.