Full Moon, Yoga Sutra, Mat Purge.

Hello! Tuesday February 7th is the Full Moon and Near East Yoga will be closed. Sunday, February 12th, 5-7PM, is the next meeting of the Yoga Sutra Discussion. My objective is to briefly review a few concepts we have covered then move into sutras 1.12 and 1.13. I also want people to share some examples … Read more

Ngondro Friday and Yoga Sutra Sunday

Hello Friends, Following the Friday 7AM group primary I have been chanting and offering basic ngondro practice at 9AM. A few of you have learned it and can practice. Folks new to the rpactice are encouraged to join in if you have the chance. I offer what insights I have but know well that the … Read more

New Years info

Hello Friends and Happy New Year! New Years Day yoga is “unsupported” practice at 10AM- after, at Noon I’d like to meet at Peet’s on 15th and Broadway to celebrate the New Year! Let me know if you need more info- Posted her is the “Official” version of the 2012 Near East Yoga schedule including … Read more

Special Yoga Schedule for the Holiday week.

Hello and Happy Holidays, There will be a special schedule for the week with everything back to normal on Tuesday. I am traveling to Napa with Lily to enjoy the holidays with her family . I am encouraging all new practitioners to wait until Tuesday the 27th to begin their practice at Near East. Dena … Read more

Moon Day, Dzogchen, Kathy Cooper

This email includes an invite to a Fall Potluck on the 13th after Mysore. All are welcome even if the workshop is not your thing. Please RSVP if you are coming to the workshop. Please pay in cash whenever possible. Many of you have been asking when and if Kathy will visit this Fall. (Because … Read more

T-Shirts for Sale

Near East Yoga is now carrying T-Shirts! Screenprinted in town by Robin Forsythe, we have a rainbow of colors, sized for men and women, for a price of $20 each. Next time you come to the studio, come pick up a shirt for yourself. To truly feel “one” with the studio, wear your new shirt … Read more


Hello friends, Some days inspire me a lot and today is one of them. I happened to encounter Heather, my boss from Maverick Sports from 10 years ago when the place was first opening. It was nice to see her and we had a chance to reminisce about that time. It was fun to think … Read more