About Dave Porter
Dave’s yoga journey began over twenty years ago at the Funky Door Bikram Yoga studio in San Francisco, California. Working as a tech recruiter at the time, he would go on to train with both Bikram and Baron Baptiste and leave the tech world behind to become one of the co-founders of CorePower Yoga. Together with the late Trevor Tice, Dave helped the dream of making yoga accessible to the masses come true by building his dynamic classes from one practitioner to one hundred, and by creating and expanding the CorePower Yoga brand from its humble roots and first studio in Denver, Colorado.
Dave was the lead teacher trainer at CorePower yoga for many years and has shaped hundreds of deep-hearted and soulful yoga teachers. After spending his early teaching years building the foundation of what is now the largest national chain of yoga studios, Dave left CorePower Yoga to travel the world and explore yoga off the mat. Feeling called to return to his roots, Dave’s yoga teaching journey recommenced in Cape Town, South Africa in 2010 when he was the co-founder and owner of YogaLife. True to Dave’s record of building a robust following, YogaLife quickly became a beloved sanctuary for many Capetonians and international travelers alike who found their way to the beautiful Mother City. He operated YogaLife with every bit of his soul for ten years before selling it in 2019. Dave has since returned to the USA and his yoga journey has come full circle as he now teaches back at CorePower Yoga in Santa Barbara, California.
Dave’s classes are known for their intensity, soulfulness and rigor. Dave as a teacher is known as someone who packs the yoga room, offering a balance of challenge and support on the mat, guiding you to your heart through your own sweat and tears. If Dave were to consolidate his love for yoga down to one word, it would be “community.” Dave offers a depth of insight on the business of yoga and wisdom into the energy required to cultivate a stellar yoga sangha.