Devorah has been a dedicated practitioner of traditional Ashtanga Yoga since 1993. Her commitment to the practice led her to India in 1996 to study with her guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She has since made nine visits to Mysore. In 2000 Devorah was honored to receive Pattabhi Jois’s blessing to teach the Ashtanga method, and has received her Level 2 Authorization through KPJAYI and Sharath Jois.
One of Devorah’s greatest influences and a teacher with whom she has had some of her deepest learning is Dena Kinsberg. She has studied extensively with Dena since 1998, and in 2001, traveled to Byron Bay, Australia to study at her shala. Devorah’s relationship with Dena continues today and Dena continues to be a huge inspiration in both her practice and her life.
Also a dedicated student of sanskrit, Devorah studies extensively with her teacher Dr. M.A. Jayashree in Mysore India each year and via skype during the months they are apart. When here in San Francisco Devorah studies with her teacher Kiranavali at the Brahmananda Ashram.
The traditional teachings of Tantra have had a big part in deepening Devorah’s understanding of the more subtle aspects of yoga. She is a certified Yoga Nidra teacher and teaches both group and individual Yoga Nidra classes. In addition, Devorah holds a Masters degree in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is a licensed Somatic Therapist in private practice.
Devorah’s teaching is grounded in the tristhana method. Her dedicated and ongoing yogic studies allow her to use a broad range of teaching techniques to help meet each practitioner where they are and help them to tailor the practice accordingly.
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