To cultivate highest wellbeing of body, mind & spirit—for the benefit of the earth and all beings

(for the next seven generations and beyond). 



All Christy Brown Yoga offerings qualify for Continuing Ed units

for yoga teachers certified with Yoga Alliance.

Tassajara Yoga & Zen Retreat, 2013



with Christy Brown & Sessei Meg Levie 

Tues./Thurs., July 28 & 30  |  4-6:30pm

Online/Livestream (on Zoom)

Cultivating complete and compassionate presence of body and mind through yoga and Zen practice, we actualize our true body and true self.

This livestream workshop will be devoted to integrating the vital yet calming practices of gentle and restorative yoga with the wisdom and compassion of Zen meditation and insight. Together, by cultivating presence of body and mind through these parallel practices, we can wake up to this gift of human life.

All levels/ages welcome. Please contact Christy with questions about the yoga at Recommended props: yoga mat, 2 - 3 neatly folded blankets (or bolsters), a strap (or belt or sarong), 2 blocks if you have them.

Suggested Reading/In-Class Reference:


Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, by Zoketsu Norman Fischer

Yin Yoga & The Art of Letting Go, by Christy Brown (order here)




The art, science, practice & philosophy of Yin Yoga

“I have complete confidence in Christy's sensitive and skillful ability

to teach teachers the nourishing practice of Yin Yoga."           


                                                                           —SARAH POWERS, author of INSIGHT YOGA

Online/Livestream  |  30-Hours

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Mondays, 2-6pm PDT


Yoga Tree SF  |  40-Hours

October 1, 6, 13, 15, 20 (2020)

Tues/Thurs, 12:30-6:30pm



  • Modern and ancient roots of Yin Yoga

  • Anatomy (including Paul Grilley's anatomy DVD series)

  • Yogic, Taoist and Buddhist Philosophy

  • Meridian and chakra theories from ancient Chinese medicine

  • Nadis, chakras, koshas of the Indian Ayurvedic system

  • Therapeutic applications

  • Injuries and special needs

  • Practice teaching

  • The business of Yin Yoga

Special emphasis will be given to the study of Taoist philosophy, which encompasses:

  • The way of ultimate reality

  • The way of the universe​

  • The way of human life

  • A system of self-help and training

Yin Yoga is a restorative and meditative style of yoga that can be an extremely helpful antidote to our fast-paced, quickly changing, and sometimes challenging times. Through long and passively held seated and supine postures and use of bolsters and other props, Yin Yoga helps calm the nervous system, quiet and focus the mind, and gently stretches deep muscle and connective tissues close to the bones and joints where our meridians lie and through which our life-force energy, or chi, flows.

Steeped in a combination of Indian yogic, Chinese Taoist and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditative practice, Yin Yoga is a deep and rich practice that can benefit just about anyone, regardless of one's existing level of flexibility or experience with yoga.