Richard Rosen

Richard Rosen began his practice of hatha yoga in 1980, and from 1982 to 1985 trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco. In 1987, along with his good friends Rodney Yee and Clare Finn, he opened Piedmont Yoga where he’s taught ever since. Richard is the author of five books, including The Yoga of Breath. He is on the faculty of the Yoga Shanti Teacher Training Program.

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Bridging The Gap

August, 2015

When Rodney and I were students in the three-year teacher training course at the San Francisco Iyengar Institute in the early 1980s, we learned the backbends include both…

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Kāmabandha, Bound to Love

January, 2015

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, most of us here in the West will be reminded of Cupid, whose name comes from the Latin cupido, “desire, love.” One dictionary suggest…

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Yoga Scholars

August, 2014

My old buddy Rod Yee will often tell people that I’m a yoga “scholar,” which is akin to calling the heavily tattooed, long-haired dude who works over at our neighborhood…

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Autumn Light

September, 2013

I have, hanging in my south-facing office window, four prisms. In the summer, when the sun is high in the sky, no direct light shines through the window, so the prisms ha…

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