Minister / Officiant


My rate for these services
is $350 (please consider my travel time, whether or not the event is during one of my regular class times—requiring a  substitute teacher, and all pre-event planning meetings, whether they are in person, through email, or over the phone.) Cash payment is due on the day of the event (Zelle option.) I am excited to be a part of your momentous occasion.  Contact David

"Thank you so much for not only bringing us together but also leading such a special & fun ceremony! (..The singing was top-notch! 🙂 We are incredibly grateful on all accounts..." Carol & Chris--Berkeley, CA


"In the face of all the organizational + planning challenges that can come with hosting a wedding celebration, Ryan + I felt beyond grateful for David‘s ownership of the ceremony.  We trusted that he would host a ceremony that was both unique + authentic to our partnership ... he delivered all this + more.  We couldn’t have expected the magic that would unfold, and will never forget the beautiful words + experience he created for our loved ones + us on such an unforgettable day.  Thank you, David!”  Devi & Ryan Bittencourt--Palo Alto, CA


"David~ We are beyond words grateful for your presence in our wedding - it means so much. You magically- lovingly provided a container for us  to practice "our yoga" and a means to present our sentiments and values-all the while giving space and guidance for our loved ones to connect with feelings, sensations, the breath, and embodied awareness of the practice of yoga and the words of Terry Riley, Wendell Berry, and Hafiz (in addition to yours:) - a gift we hope they will remember. Thank you for your tutelage, your grace, and your laughter.” Luke & Maria, Oakland

ONE YEAR LATER...“We made it one year! 🙂  Spent yesterday reflecting and also re-read your ceremony notes and our vows. Really touched again by the time you took in personalizing our story, the poetry (including one from Terry Riley!), and the blessings/guidance contained therein…" Maria & Luke

"When my now wife and I decided to get married, our celebration was to be anything but traditional and ordinary — including our officiant. We asked David if he would do us the honor, and he met with each of us individually to hear more about how we met and our story. He was great about communicating expectations and asked good questions about what the day would look like and what we were looking for in terms of his officiant role... David was as solid and reliable as it gets. Simply put, our wedding day was magical, due in large part to his contribution. He was a consummate pro, blending his signature brand of witty, playful humor with soul-nourishing insights...We felt held and supported at our outdoor altar...The highlight was when he incorporated the yogic practice into the ceremony, asking everyone to close their eyes and focus on being present in the moment, taking in the splendor of the perfect California summer day, nestled in the redwoods..." 
                                              Susannah & Kelli--Greenville, MA

I officially became a minister out of a natural flow with my longtime students, many of whom had asked me to officiate weddings and other significant occasions. It is an honor for me to share these special moments and feels very much like a continuation of our yoga relationship and something similar to the traditional tantric practice of “kula”--intentional community. I am happy to discuss your special needs are and to create that ceremony or service specifically for you.

Natalie & Jessica
Susannah & Kelli
David & David
IMG_0080 2
Scroll to Top