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  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.

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


November 14, 7 – 8
Meditation and Talk
Napa Insight, Napa, CA.

November 18
Embodied Mind: Integrating Mindfulness and Yoga Asana
Integral Yoga, San Francisco

February 3 + 4, 2018, 10 – 5 each day
A Mini Retreat: Loving Kindness and Self Compassion: The Development and Embracing of Both
CE’s offered
at Ashtanga Yoga, Berkeley 

February 9, 10 – 4:30
Inner Awareness for Emotional Intelligence

CE’s offered
at Spirit Rock, Woodacre, CA.

March 3, 2018 10- 5 
Psychotherapy and Science with Matthew Brensilver PhD.
CE’s offered
at Ashtanga Yoga Berkeley 

March 4 10 -5 
Mindfulness of Mind: Working with States of Mind, Beliefs and the Inner Critic
with Mark Coleman
CE’s offered
At Ashtanga Yoga Berkeley

March 17 + 18, 2018 Chronic Pain: The Choices and the Burdens
CE’s offered
at Namaste Yoga Berkeley

April 13, 2018 Anxiety: It’s Not All in Your Mind
CE’s offered
at Spirit Rock, Woodacre, 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