Dave Ursillo

Fitness Instructor

Fitness Type



Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Current City

Warwick, Rhode Island

Hi, I'm Dave Ursillo, a lifelong writer, 10-time author, registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and creative entrepreneur from Warwick, Rhode Island. I believe that self-expression is service, and that words are what move us. My work in the world revolves around helping self-starters reclaim their stories, step into roles of service and craft legacies of love.

In my past life, I pursued a career as a public servant and aspired to become a presidential speechwriter. My career track after September 11, 2001 culminated as an intern at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in 2008 and as an aide to a gubernatorial candidate in 2009. However, by 2011, I was battling depression and a total crisis of identity. My heart called to me to start to serve others my own way, beyond the world politics -- or waiting for anyone else's permission. So I abandoned my young career and dedicated my life to writing and using his words to serve, starting now.

Today, I am a 10-time author, yoga teacher and part-time globe-trotter who works with burgeoning storytellers, creative self-starters, coaches, entrepreneurs, aspiring authors and everyday leaders.

My students, clients and readers are passionate about healing themselves so they can self-actualizing around their dreams, goals and desires. As the founder of The Literati Writers (http://literatiwriters.com), my private membership online writers’ group, I guide and teacher writers of all levels to fall in love with their creative journeys, one day at a time.

When I'm not working online or in the yoga studio, I travel the U.S. and Europe to lead yoga and writing workshops, retreats, and teaches at conferences.

You can find my books on Amazon or read more than 400 published essays and stories on my blog, DaveUrsillo.com. I've also been seen on CBS News Sunday Morning, Inc.com, Zen Habits, Chicken Soup for the Soul and Psychology Today. Shine on!

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