Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan has lived at Green Gulch for over 10 years, where she most recently served as Guest Program Manager, and has practiced at Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery. She was ordained a Soto Zen priest by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 2010 and was Shuso (head monk) in 2014. She studied Iyengar Yoga with Donald Moyer for two decades, and has been teaching yoga since 1988. This past year (2016-2017) she led or co-led Zen and Yoga retreats at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Green Gulch Farm, The Yoga Room in Berkeley, Yogasana in Brooklyn, New York, and in Ireland. Starting in October 2017, Shokuchi will take on the position of Tanto, head of practice, at Brooklyn Zen Center.