NOW: Co-Founder of Jivamukti Yoga
THEN: Artist living in his car
Forty years ago, David Life was not David Life. With a different last name (Kirkpatrick), he lived in an old car with three dogs and his (former) wife. He was an artist looking for a home. There were many adventures—artistic and spiritual, all of which eventually led to New York City and Life Café in 1979.
Life got a new name when people named him after his café, and in 1982, he met Sharon Gannon and yoga. The Life Café was a pivotal meeting place for poets, artists, dancers, and musicians on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Rent, the Broadway play, was written on a table in Life Café and told the story of young artists looking for themselves and for meaning and purpose in life. Life and and Gannon co-founded Jivamukti Yoga 30 years ago in NYC, and it has provided many lives in N.Y. and the world with meaning and purpose.
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