Trainings & Workshops

From conferences to workshops and retreats throughout the Americas, Europe and beyond, I create unique, nurturing experiences for students that usher them into deep self-knowledge — and motivation to express their fullest selves into the world.

I guide students into the mindful embrace of self-expression so that their work, dreams, goals and desires can shine through a little more brightly.

Explore below to see where I’ll be next and when, and don’t forget to reach out if you have a conference, retreat or workshop that would benefit from my teaching experiences.

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Creative Live: Overcome Writer’s Block

Streamed by over 9,700 students, Overcome Writer’s Block guides you through a three-part process for discovering the core, underlying blockage behind writer’s block.

Pulling apart the mythic, intimidating idea of “writer’s block” down to its origins — and building up a newer, more modern, more mindful understanding of what keeps creatives held back from their self-expression goals — this 90 minute, live, in-studio video workshop will inspire new thinking and immediate action to redefine your writing experience, post haste.

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Recent Events & Experiences

“Content Strategy for Savvy Storytellers” ACES Webinar (November 2019)

“Unavoidable Writing LIVE!” ACES Pre-Conference Workshop (March 2019)

“Personal Myth, Mindfulness, Machu Picchu” (Peru, January 2018)

Snow-capped mountains, Incan culture, maize, yoga, writing, and a whole lot of llamas! This adventure of a lifetime for a dozen guests included cultural excursions to the Peruvian countryside, a visit to the world wonder of Machu Picchu, daily yoga, farm-to-table meals, and daily journaling prompts in the Sacred Valley of Peru. 8 days and 7 nights of mindfulness exploration.

budda-dave“The Wicked Basics℠ :: Why We Do What We Do In Yoga” (November 2017)

This 2-hour yoga workshop was designed for first-timers, beginners, and even experienced yogis who are curious to explore the absolute fundamentals of yogic philosophy, cornerstone poses upon which a practice is built, and what to expect in a yoga class, including a look into yoga’s ancient history and modern story.

revolved-dave“How to Write: Yoga and Journaling Series, Part 4” (January 2017)

Find your voice. Witness yourself. Discover sudden insights. Recognize mental stories (samskara). Rewrite the narrative you want to live, every day. All it takes it some movement — and a blank page. This workshop series will show you how.

budda-dave“The Wicked Basics℠ :: Why We Do What We Do In Yoga” (January 2017)

This 2-hour workshop is for first-timers, beginners, even experienced yogis who are curious to explore the absolute fundamentals of yoga, from what to expect in a yoga class to a look into yoga’s ancient history.

revolved-dave“Yoga and Journaling Immersion” (March 2017)

Find your voice. Witness yourself. Discover sudden insights. Recognize mental stories (samskara). Rewrite the narrative you want to live, every day. All it takes it some movement — and a blank page. This workshop series will show you how.

revolved-dave“How to Write: Yoga and Journaling Series, Part 3” (December 2016)

Find your voice. Witness yourself. Discover sudden insights. Recognize mental stories (samskara). Rewrite the narrative you want to live, every day. All it takes it some movement — and a blank page. This workshop series will show you how.

revolved-daveHow to Write: Yoga and Journaling Series, Part 3″ (November 2016)

Find your voice. Witness yourself. Discover sudden insights. Recognize mental stories (samskara). Rewrite the narrative you want to live, every day. All it takes it some movement — and a blank page. This workshop series will show you how.

revolved-dave“How to Write: Yoga and Journaling Series, Part 4” (October 2016)

Find your voice. Witness yourself. Discover sudden insights. Recognize mental stories (samskara). Rewrite the narrative you want to live, every day. All it takes it some movement — and a blank page. This workshop series will show you how.

“Enlightened Expressions, Etc.” Ydu-kmoga & Writing Retreat (Costa Rica, April 2016)

An 8-day, 7-night writing and yoga retreat in one of the world’s most beautiful and eco-diverse landscapes. Daily yoga, delicious food, and guided journaling sessions. Co-hosted with yoga teacher and coach Kate Marolt.

CNF-2015-Logo-180circle“Camp Nerd Fitness” Clayton, GA (September 2015)

Join Dave Ursillo and a slew of teachers of movement and wellness for an adult sleep away camp experience — for nerds! Daily all-levels Vinyasa flow yoga sessions; Story Shine Storytelling Workshop; Heroes of Yoga Mythology Workshop.

cb-du“Illuminate, Integrate” Rishikesh, India (October 2015)

Join Dave and lead teacher Coral Brown for a cultural immersion and yoga retreat in Rishikesh, India. Join Dave for evening yoga and guided journaling and reflection sessions to inspire the emotional integration of the experience in this distant, inspiring land.

“ALIVE in Berlin” 2015 Conference (Berlin, Germany, June 2015)

This keynote presentation at the ALIVE in Berlin conference conferred more than 150 participants into a guided group meditation and physical body-scanning, blending a traditional understanding of the ancient Eastern chakra system with modern behavioral psychology to demonstrate healing through conscious breath, self-awareness, and imagination.

“ALIVE in Berlin” 2014 Conference (Berlin, Germany, May 2014)

How to Be Creative for Life, a 60-minute workshop at ALIVE in Berlin, drew more than 50 participants to explore a three-part system for intuitively surrounding oneself in systems to support one’s ideal and desired creative lifestyle, from environmental surroundings to peer connections and daily practices.

“Story Shine Workshop” (Brussels, Belgium, May 2015)

This gathering drew over three dozen participants to discover the core qualities of personal and professional storytelling in an increasingly attention-deficit age. We workshopped concepts like key narrative frames, storytelling structure, and most valuable identifying labels and titles.

Story Shine Workshop: Amsterdam, Netherlands (May 2015)

This workshop drew a dozen participants to workshop the core qualities of personal and professional storytelling in an increasingly attention-deficit age, including key narrative frames, storytelling structure, and most valuable identifying labels and titles.

“The Unapologetic About Me Page” (Austin, Texas, March 2014)

This intimate workshop gathering in suburban Austin, Texas was also live broadcast to students and guided the writing and framework of a highly effective and business resonant About Me page to cultivate relationships through the digital sphere while driving service-minded outcomes.

“Weekend in the Woods” Yoga and Writing Retreat Featuring Alexandra Franzen (Rhode Island, January 2014)

This 2-day, 3-night retreat in the woods of Rhode Island held a cozy, fireside creative container for a dozen participants from throughout the United States to gather around storytelling, creative values, and free-writing time, interspersed with healthful meals and yoga sessions from guest teachers. Plus, smores!

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