Jody Greene has been a zen practitioner since 2001, practicing in both lay and monastic settings. She teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga and meditation at Yoga Tree in San Francisco. Jody Greene came to the practice of Vinyasa Flow yoga in 2002, initially with the sole intention of finding greater ease in her meditation practice. She got more than she bargained for, and now teaches yoga and meditation both privately and at Yoga Tree in San Francisco. Her first love remains hands-on assisting, which she is blessed to practice and teach in classes, workshops, and trainings around the world for her teacher, Janet Stone. Her other root teachers of yoga include Aimee Nitzberg and Mark Stephens. In 2001, Jody began studying Zen Buddhism at Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery, and has practiced in both lay and monastic settings throughout the past decade under inspired teachers Daijaku Kinst and Ryushin Paul Haller. She has taught meditation to yogis at the Esalen Yoga Festival and yoga to meditators at the San Francisco Zen Center, and she was a presenter at the 2012 Wanderlust Festival at Squaw Valley. In the interstices, she is Professor of Literature, Feminist Studies, and the History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz.