I teach the integration of yoga and Buddhist practice, working with asana, pranayama, meditation, devotion, and inquiry, supporting those who hold yoga and meditation to be part of their spiritual path. All are welcome, in yoga classes, Thursday satsang, kirtan or text workshops, to come and explore the mystery of this human life together. No religious belief is necessary, but I bring in elements from both Buddhist and Hindu yogas, classical and tantric, as tools for the awakening of the heart to freedom and ease.

Ongoing classes

Wed + Fri 10:30-noon vinyasa Yoga Tree Telegraph

Energetic, breath-centered flow focusing on embodied awareness and grace in movement. All bodies, ages, and levels of practice welcome. Integration of asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), and meditation.

Insight Meditation Satsang: Thu 7:45-9:15pm Yoga Tree Telegraph
and Tue 7:30-8:45pmPiedmont Yoga

Meditation with instructions, wisdom teachings from Theravada Buddhist and yoga traditions, and community discussion of practice. Both sitting groups are offered fully on donation, in the Buddhist practice of dana, which is Sanskrit for generosity. The Piedmont group has rotating teachers – I’m on all summer 2014.

Last Sundays of the month, 7-9pm Yoga Tree Telegraph

Community chanting practice with Sean, Sara, and Surya. Songs and mantras from the Buddhist and Hindu devotional traditions, homemade chai, stories, and poems. There’s kirtan every Sunday 7-9 at Yoga Tree Telegraph, with rotating leaders. *

2014 workshop schedule

Roots of Hatha Yoga: exploring the origins of our practice (intro to Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
Feb 23, 2:30-5pm
Yoga Tree Telegraph

Sweat+Study: Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Mar 22-23, 11am-4pm
Yoga Tree Telegraph

Meditation+Yoga: weekend studio retreat
Apr 12, 1:30-6:30 and Apr 13, 12:30-5:30
Piedmont Yoga

The Path of the Seeker: Roots of Yoga in the Kaṭha Upaniṣad
May 11
Piedmont Yoga

Love is the Way: intro to Bhakti Yoga and the Bhagavad Gītā
Jun 8, 1:15-3:15pm
Yoga Tree Hayes

Intensive study of the Bhagavad Gītā: How to live a yogic life
4 sessions, in which we’ll read the entire text:
June 14, 12-5 and June 15 12:30-5:30 June 28, 12-5 and June 29 11:30-4:30
Yoga Garden SF

Embodied Inquiry: Yoga in the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta and Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika, part 1
July 6 (changing dates: probably Fri Sep 5, 7-9pm. TBA)
Piedmont Yoga

Sweat+Study: Bhagavad Gītā
July 12-13, 1:15-4:15pm
Yoga Tree Hayes

Working With the Mind: Classical Yoga as Foundation for Spiritual Practice
Aug 2, 12-5 Aug 23, 12-5 Sept 6, 12-5
Yoga Garden SF  [postponed to 2015]

Action, Vision, and Devotion: The Bhagavad Gītā
Sep 7  (changing dates: TBA)
Piedmont Yoga

Insight Meditation and Yoga: intro to mindfulness
Sep 14, 1:30-4pm
Yoga Tree Telegraph

Sweat+Study: Foundations of Mindfulness
Oct 4-5, 11am-4pm
Yoga Tree Telegraph

Meditation+Yoga: weekend studio retreat
Nov 1-2, 1:30-6:30pm
Piedmont Yoga

Haṭha Yoga’s Tantric Roots: The Heart of Recognition
Nov 9 (changing dates: TBA)
Piedmont Yoga

Trauma and Spiritual Practice
Nov 22, 12:30-5:30
Yoga Garden SF

Kundalini, Inquiry, Liberation: Yoga in the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta and Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika, part 2
Jan 11, 2015  (changing dates: TBA)
Piedmont Yoga

Yoga as a Modern Spiritual Path: Trauma Healing, Mindfulness, and Tantra
Mar 8, 2015  (changing dates: TBA)
Piedmont Yoga