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Devorah Sacks

Devorah Sacks of Mission AshtangaDevorah 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 main teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She has since made five visits to Mysore. In 2000 Devorah was honored to receive Pattabhi Jois’s blessing to teach the Ashtanga method and is an Authorized Level 2 teacher with the KPJAYI.

Devorah has also studied with many Western senior Ashtanga teachers, but her greatest influence has been Dena Kinsberg. She has studied extensively with Dena since 1998, and in 2001, traveled to Byron Bay, Australia to study with her there. Dena continues to be a huge inspiration in both her practice and her life.

Devorah is also deeply inspired by the traditional teachings of Tantra. 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 focuses on anatomical precision and breath awareness within the traditional practice of Ashtanga while using a broad range of teaching techniques to tailor the practice to each student’s needs.  Her teaching is a rich integration of the traditional teachings of Yoga and a creative exploration of one’s relationship to Self.

For more information check out devorahsacks.com.  

If you’re interested in private yoga instruction yoga therapy or yoga nidra meditation call (415) 216-6373 or email devorah@devorahsacks.com