Hi, I’m Dave Ursillo.

I’m a teacher of writing, yoga and self-expression. I help self-starters use their words, stories and voices to find healing within and create love in our world. I’ll teach you how to cultivate your gifts, speak your truth and embody your deepest values, every day.



Be Unapologetically You.

After September 11th, I sought a career in public service to become a part of positive change in our world. Instead, I was made to play the game of politics and “wait my turn” to serve others.

So I quit my job, abandoned my career, and decided to live my leadership instead.

Here’s My Story »


daveyoga01Expression is Everything.

Today, as a teacher of writing, yoga and self-expression, I help students cultivate wholeness of body, mind and spirit through writing and storytelling, yoga classes and other creative experiences.

Whether on the yoga mat or with your words, it’s expressing yourself that helps you find your flow. An authentic, purposeful journey follows.

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davesmile01Change the Story of Your Life.

It’s time to live the story that you want to be telling.

I’ve written over 400 pieces on DaveUrsillo.com with advice on how to change the story of your life, from tips on writing and self-expression to online communications strategies, creative lessons and experiences from my mission to make my life’s journey my greatest reward.

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Latest Posts

Are You a Conscientious Creative? Here’s What Makes You Different.

After working with 80 writers in my online writers’ group, The Literati Writers, from 2012 to 2014, I discovered a trend around the kind of creative person that my community was attracting — a type of writer whom I now affectionately call a “Conscientious Creative.” (The Literati Writers is now open to new members on a Pay What You Can membership model! Click here […]

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What I Learned Running a Writers’ Group for 20 Months

In 2014, I made a tough decision to shut down The Literati Writers. The plan was to reopen a few months later. But I couldn’t say for sure why I was closing my online writers’ group down.

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Open the Door (Let Life Surprise You)

Realizing just how fine a line there was between staying behind that door and opening it was enough to make me wonder. Which doors haven’t I opened?

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