Hi, I’m Dave Ursillo.

I teach self-reliance and personal leadership through writing, yoga and story. By practicing mastery of the Self, we become leaders in our everyday lives – with, or without followers. I’ll help you cultivate self-knowledge, speak your truth, and embody love, 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.

Create With Me » 


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

The Language of Caring

The only two near-confrontations I’ve had as a traveler happened 4 years and a few blocks away from one another in Waikiki, Hawaii. This is one story of how using a single word might have protected me.

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Do Not Submit to the Demagogue

Lowest common denominator politics plays to the worst of our human nature, and an imaginary past of supposed glory will not save us. A co-created future can.

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How to Take a Transformative Retreat (Without Leaving Home)

The same key ingredients that apply to an amazing retreat a half-world away are accessible wherever you call home – just beyond your habits and comfort zones.

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