Daniel Alva has been studying yoga since 1995, gaining influence and inspiration from the Iyengar, Astanga, and Vinyasa traditions. Daniel has been teaching since 2002 in Sonoma and Marin Counties. Daniel’s muse however is that of the Astanga (8 limbs) tradition of Sri B.K.S. Iyengar. Daniel is a student at the Iyengar Institute’s Advanced Studies program in San Francisco, (His mentor in the program is Mr. Allan Nett) and finishing up in the hopes to become a certified Iyengar Teacher. He is devoted to lifelong learning, exploration, inspiration, and awe. Along with studying Iyengar Yoga he is a student of Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Sports Medicine. Besides Yoga his other muse is the study of the voice (being a singer), and the healing and therapeutic benefits of music.