Classes & Workshops

“As we inhabit our body with increasing sensitivity, we learn its unspoken language and patterns, which gives us tremendous freedom to make choices. The practice of cutting thoughts and dispersing negative repetitive patterns can be simplified by attending to the patterns in the body first, before they begin to be spun around in the mind”. Jill Satterfield, Tricycle Magazine 2014


Ongoing: Wednesdays from 7:30-9 (On Break for the Month of AUGUST – see you on September 6th)

Weekly (embodied) mindfulness and meditation class at Yogakula in Berkeley
This on going, drop in class consists of 15 minutes of mindful movement on a chair or cushion followed by a 30 minute meditation, then a topic of inquiry and q+a. Great community, open to all, drop in anytime. 


June 23 – 28
Awakening Body, Mind and Heart Retreat/full
with Janice Gates and Anne Cushman

at Land of the Medicine Buddha, Santa Cruz, CA. includes a special track just for teachers

July 16, 10 – 4:30

The Embodied Mind: Developing and Deepening a Practice of Zen and Yoga
at the San Francisco Zen Center
with SFZC Urban Temple Dharma Teacher Ryushin Paul Haller


September 16 + 17

Inner Awareness and Self Compassion Training: Working with Trauma, Chronic Pain and Substance Use Issues  with Jenifer Talley, PhD

at The New School for Social Research, NYC 


September 22-24

The Foundations of Truth
A weekend at Triyoga, London
with Venerable Ajahn Amaro


October 8 – 13

A Chronic Pain Management Conference for Healthcare Professionals

with Jill Satterfield, Lorimer Moseley, Fadel Zeidan and more

at the Kripalu Center for Yoga + Health, Lenox, MA.


October 22, 11:30 – 12:30

Mindfulness at the Berkeley Museum of Art


October 28, 10 – 4 

Inner Awareness and Interoception: The Practices and the Benefits

at Napa Insight, Napa, CA.



 November 14, 7 – 8

Meditation and Talk

Napa Insight, Napa, CA. 









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Sample of past activities:

The Embodied Mind: Develop and Deepen a Personal Practice that Integrates the Essential Elements of Zen and Yoga
with Ryushin Paul Haller at the San Francisco Zen Center, SF, CA.

An evening sit and talk at Napa Valley Insight Meditation

The Body as House at Against the Stream, SF, CA.

The Body as House at the Tibet House, NYC 

Anxiety: Not All in the Mind at Yoga Tree (Potrero) , SF, CA. especially beneficial for clinicians and teachers wanting to integrate embodiment practices

Every Body has a Story
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA.





“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
― Gautama Buddha