David Harshada Wagner is a meditation teacher, writer, and group facilitator classically trained in the traditions of Yoga, Vedanta, and Tantric Shaivism. Harshada is the founder and current director of Banyan Education. His teaching style is dynamic and unique, approachable to students from all walks of life. Harshada has spent the last decade teaching meditation and self-empowerment to people all over the world. In 2003, Harshada initiated a first-of-its-kind pilot program at Mt. Sinai Children's Hospital using meditation as a therapeutic modality for young patients and their parents. He offers corporate stress management consulting through B.E.S.T. Coaches, and is a regular contributor to numerous online blogs and magazines.