Photo by Agustina Perretta


Devorah Sacks

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 teacher 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.

Photo by Agustina Perretta

Devorah’s greatest influence on the Ashtanga path and beyond is Dena Kinsberg. She was blessed to meet Dena very early on in her practice and has studied extensively with her since 1998.  In 2001, Devorah traveled to Byron Bay, Australia to study in her shala. Their relationship continues today and Dena continues to be a huge inspiration in both her practice and her life.

Devorah also studies Sanskrit and is  blessed to learn from her teacher Dr. M.A. Jayashree each year in Mysore 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 helped bring balance to the ashtanga practice and also offered a  deepening into some of the more subtle aspects of yoga. Devorah is a certified Yoga Nidra teacher and teaches both group and individual Yoga Nidra classes.

Devorah’s teaching is grounded in the tristhana method, using breath and bandha, posture and looking place as the three foundations with  which the whole practice unfolds.

Devorah 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 devorah at devorah@devorahsacks.com.

For more information about Devorah’s private work check out devorahsacks.com.


Teaching Assistants

Nikki Zeichner  

Assists on Sundays & Tuesdays

Nikki began her Mysore practice in 2004 and has had many wonderful NYC-based teachers along the way including Eddie Stern, under whom she studied at AYNY from 2009 through 2014.

She’s been studying with Devorah at Mission Ashtanga since moving to San Francisco in 2015 and has been assisting in the room since 2016.

Tatianna Senderowicz

Assists on Thursdays

Tatianna is a dedicated practitioner of traditional Ashtanga Yoga. She began her study of the practice two years ago at Mission Ashtanga and is very honored to now be assisting in the room.

Tatiana graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a master’s degree in classical guitar performance. She currently teaches and performs in and around the Bay Area.

Devorah Sacks

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 teacher 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.

Photo by Agustina Perretta

Devorah’s greatest influence on the Ashtanga path and beyond is Dena Kinsberg. She was blessed to meet Dena very early on in her practice and has studied extensively with her since 1998.  In 2001, Devorah traveled to Byron Bay, Australia to study in her shala. Their relationship continues today and Dena continues to be a huge inspiration in both her practice and her life.

Devorah also studies Sanskrit and is  blessed to learn from her teacher Dr. M.A. Jayashree each year in Mysore 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 helped bring balance to the ashtanga practice and also offered a  deepening into some of the more subtle aspects of yoga. Devorah is a certified Yoga Nidra teacher and teaches both group and individual Yoga Nidra classes.

Devorah’s teaching is grounded in the tristhana method, using breath and bandha, posture and looking place as the three foundations with  which the whole practice unfolds.

Devorah 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 devorah@devorahsacks.com.

For more information about Devorah’s private work check out devorahsacks.com.


Teaching Assistants
Nikki Zeichner  

Assists on Sundays & Tuesdays

Nikki began her Mysore practice in 2004 and has had many wonderful NYC-based teachers along the way including Eddie Stern, under whom she studied at AYNY from 2009 through 2014.

She’s been studying with Devorah at Mission Ashtanga since moving to San Francisco in 2015 and has been assisting in the room since 2016.

Tatianna Senderowicz

Assists on Thursdays

Tatianna is a dedicated practitioner of traditional Ashtanga Yoga. She began her study of the practice two years ago at Mission Ashtanga and is very honored to now be assisting in the room.

Tatiana graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a master’s degree in classical guitar performance. She currently teaches and performs in and around the Bay Area.

ABOUT US

Mission Ashtanga is a traditional Mysore Ashtanga Yoga school dedicated to the teachings of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois of Mysore, India.

The Shala is owned and operated by Devorah Sacks.

Homepage Photos by Agustina Perretta

LOCATION & CONTACT INFO
MYSORE PRACTICE TIMES

Mon-Fri: 7:00am to 9:00am
(Doors open at 5:30am)
Sunday: 8:30am to 10:30am
(Doors open at 7:00am)

A door code is required to enter the building. Please contact Devorah at (415)216-6373 before coming to class.