I have been a dedicated practitioner of traditional Ashtanga Yoga since 1993. My commitment to the practice led me to India in 1996 to study with Pattabhi Jois and I have traveled back to Mysore regularly ever since.
 
My greatest influence on the Ashtanga path and beyond is my mentor, Dena Kinsberg. I was blessed to meet Dena very early on in my practice and have studied extensively with her since 1998.  In 2001, I traveled to Byron Bay, Australia to study in her shala. Our relationship continues today and Dena continues to be a huge inspiration in both my practice and my life.
 
I also study Sanskrit and am blessed to learn from my teacher Dr. M.A. Jayashree each year in Mysore and via Skype during the months we are apart. When here in San Francisco I study with my teacher Kiranavali at the Brahmananda Ashram.
 
The Tantric teachings of Yoga Nidra have helped bring balance to my ashtanga practice and also offered a deepening into the more subtle aspects of yoga. I am a certified Yoga Nidra teacher and teach both group and individual Yoga Nidra classes.
 
It was my early work in the Mysore room that led me to seek out a stronger way of facilitating a students growth. The Mysore practice is so much more than the physical asana, and in order to be an effective and responsible teacher, I pursued studies in somatics and Somatic Psychology.  I am a licensed Somatic Psychotherapist and I have extensive training in trauma centered psychotherapy. I am certified in Generative Somatics through Stacie Haines and have completed studies with Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk on using somatic practices, in particular yoga,to help heal complex trauma and PTSD.  I am also certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. 
 
I have spent the last 20 years teaching in  the San Francisco Bay area. I have taught three Mysore programs and in 2007 I opened Mission Ashtanga, one of the first and biggest Mysore programs in the Bay Area. Mission Ashtanga has just celebrated its 13th year.  I have most recently moved to Grass Valley California and have opened Atha Yoga, a sacred school for all things yoga. Atha yoga was lovingly remodeled from an old barn on my property.  
 
I was featured in Sonima‘s 2016 list of “100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America.
If you’re interested in private yoga instruction, yoga therapy, or yoga nidra meditation call (415) 216-6373 or email at devorah@devorahsacks.com.
 
For more information about my private work check out devorahsacks.com.
I have been a dedicated practitioner of traditional Ashtanga Yoga since 1993. My commitment to the practice led me to India in 1996 to study with Pattabhi Jois and I have traveled back to Mysore regularly ever since. I  received my Level 2 Authorization through KPJAYI. 
 
My greatest influence on the Ashtanga path and beyond is my mentor, Dena Kinsberg. I was blessed to meet Dena very early on in my practice and have studied extensively with her since 1998.  In 2001, I traveled to Byron Bay, Australia to study in her shala. Our relationship continues today and Dena continues to be a huge inspiration in both my practice and my life.
 
I also study Sanskrit and am blessed to learn from my teacher Dr. M.A. Jayashree each year in Mysore and via Skype during the months we are apart. When here in San Francisco I study with my teacher Kiranavali at the Brahmananda Ashram.
 
The Tantric teachings of Yoga Nidra have helped bring balance to my ashtanga practice and also offered a deepening into the more subtle aspects of yoga. I am a certified Yoga Nidra teacher and teach both group and individual Yoga Nidra classes.
 
It was my early work in the Mysore room that led me to seek out a stronger way of facilitating a students growth. The Mysore practice is so much more than the physical asana, and in order to be an effective and responsible teacher, I pursued studies in somatics and Somatic Psychology.  I am a licensed Somatic Psychotherapist and I have extensive training in trauma centered psychotherapy. I am certified in Generative Somatics through Stacie Haines and have completed studies with Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk on using somatic practices, in particular yoga,to help heal complex trauma and PTSD.  I am also certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. 
 
I have spent the last 20 years teaching in  the San Francisco Bay area. I have taught three Mysore programs and in 2007 I opened Mission Ashtanga, one of the first and biggest Mysore programs in the Bay Area. Mission Ashtanga has just celebrated its 13th year.  I have most recently moved to Grass Valley California and have opened Atha Yoga, a sacred school for all things yoga. Atha yoga was lovingly remodeled from an old barn on my property.  
 
Devorah I  was featured in Sonima‘s 2016 list of “100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America.
If you’re interested in private yoga instruction, yoga therapy, or yoga nidra meditation call (415) 216-6373 or email at devorah@devorahsacks.com.
 
For more information about my private work check out devorahsacks.com.
I have been a dedicated practitioner of traditional Ashtanga Yoga since 1993. My commitment to the practice led me to India in 1996 to study with Pattabhi Jois and I have traveled back to Mysore regularly ever since. 
 
My greatest influence on the Ashtanga path and beyond is my mentor, Dena Kinsberg. I was blessed to meet Dena very early on in my practice and have studied extensively with her since 1998.  In 2001, I traveled to Byron Bay, Australia to study in her shala. Our relationship continues today and Dena continues to be a huge inspiration in both my practice and my life.
 
I also study Sanskrit and am blessed to learn from my teacher Dr. M.A. Jayashree each year in Mysore and via Skype during the months we are apart. When here in San Francisco I study with my teacher Kiranavali at the Brahmananda Ashram.
 
The Tantric teachings of Yoga Nidra have helped bring balance to my ashtanga practice and also offered a deepening into the more subtle aspects of yoga. I am a certified Yoga Nidra teacher and teach both group and individual Yoga Nidra classes.
 
 
It was my early work in the Mysore room that led me to seek out a stronger way of facilitating a students growth. The Mysore practice is so much more than the physical asana, and in order to be an effective and responsible teacher, I pursued studies in somatics and Somatic Psychology.  I am a licensed Somatic Psychotherapist and I have extensive training in trauma centered psychotherapy. I am certified in Generative Somatics through Stacie Haines and have completed studies with Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk on using somatic practices, in particular yoga,to help heal complex trauma and PTSD.  I am also certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. 
 
I have spent the last 20 years teaching in  the San Francisco Bay area. I have taught three Mysore programs and in 2007 I opened Mission Ashtanga, one of the first and biggest Mysore programs in the Bay Area. Mission Ashtanga has just celebrated its 13th year.  I have most recently moved to Grass Valley California and have opened Atha Yoga, a sacred school for all things yoga. Atha yoga was lovingly remodeled from an old barn on my property.  
 
 I was featured in Sonima‘s 2016 list of “100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America.
If you’re interested in private yoga instruction, yoga therapy, or yoga nidra meditation call (415) 216-6373 or email at devorah@devorahsacks.com.
 
For more information about my private work check out devorahsacks.com.
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