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Yoga for Sitters: The Six Perfections as Body Practice (Class), CC 1/31 – 3/14With Shosan Victoria Austin
in the Conference Center at 308 Page Street
Seven Wednesday mornings, January 31 – March 14, 7:30 – 8:20 am
INTIMACY, INTIMACY: How Zen Practices Help Relationship, CC 2/3with David Richo Ph.D. MFT and Shosan Victoria Austin
Saturday, February 3, 10 am – 4 pm
in the Buddha Hall
Meditation Posture Fridays: Yoga Practices for Sitters™One Friday a month, 4 – 5:30 pm
With Shosan Victoria Austin
Article—The Yoga of Meditation Posture: Shosan Victoria Austin on Yoga Practices for Sitters
Shosan Victoria Austin
Shosan Victoria Austin began practicing both Zen and yoga in 1971. In the Soto Zen tradition, she is entrusted as a Dharma heir in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, an international priest of the Soto School, and a Dharma teacher at San Francisco Zen Center. She trained in the U.S., in India, and in Japan. In the Iyengar tradition, she is certified as an Intermediate teacher.
In addition to working with the yogic needs of meditation students around the country, in diverse settings including workplaces, institutions, and homes, Victoria teaches public yoga classes at San Francisco Zen Center and the Abode of Iyengar Yoga, ethics and teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s Teacher Training Program, and serves as an assessor of the next generation of Iyengar yoga teachers.
She trains regularly with senior yoga and Zen teachers, including Sojun Mel Weitsman, Manouso Manos, and the Iyengar family. Victoria’s practice goal is to wake up in a way that benefits beings. Her teaching goals include transmitting Zen Buddhism as a yogic path and Yoga as a path of awareness. Keeping faith with each tradition, she offers classes and workshops accessible to a wide variety of abilities and circumstances.