I've been very lucky to study with many great yoga teachers, both in NYC and SF Bay Area. The ones below stand out as true gems in their field and have influenced both my practice and teaching style.
Srivatsa Ramaswami - my main teacher and Sri. T. Krishnamacharya's private student of 33 years. He faithfully preserved and diligently compiled Krishnamacharya's original teachings in "The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga". He is also the author of "Yoga for the Three Stages of Life", "Yoga Beneath the Surface", and "Basic Tenets of Patanjali Yoga". Please see his website for his teaching schedule in the US and abroad as well as his 200 hr Teacher Training program at LMU which I've completed.
Eric Powell - my first serious teacher who has directed me on the path of yoga. Eric introduced me to Ramaswami's work while I was studying with him in NYC. It is thanks to him that I find myself here, as a yoga teacher.
Chase Bossart at the Healing Yoga Foundation (HYF), yoga non-profit located in San Francisco and modeled after Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, founded by Krishnamacharya's son, T.K.V. Desikachar in India. Chase is a long-time private student of Desikachar and an excellent teacher of Vedic chanting and yoga therapy. He currently offers online pranayama, meditation and Yoga Sutras classes.
Paul Senechko - brilliant teacher, whose style is based on Iyengar Yoga. He currently teaches at Satori Yoga Studio in San Francisco, and is now offering group and private Feldenkrais classes. He also offers periodic Feldenkrais workshops in San Francisco.
Tom Abrehamson - very experienced teacher, whose style is based on Iyengar. Highlights of his classes include fun, energetic instruction, use of props for alignment, as well as pranayama and meditation at the end of the session. He currently teaches at Yoga is Youthfulness in Mountain View and Yoga of Los Altos. He recently published his book on pranayama, Secrets of Successful Pranayama.
Betty Strain - a highly knowledgeable Iyengar teacher who is full of wisdom. Her classes at Yoga is Youth are among the best I have ever taken.
Elise Miller - extraordinary teacher and practitioner, trained in the tradition of BKS Iyengar. She co-founded California Yoga Center, a great center for those who want to make yoga a life long practice and do it right. She also offers numerous workshops on scoliosis and pranayama, which I highly recommend.
Lois Steinberg - one of the three advanced junior 2 certified Iyengar instructors in the US, with over 35 years of experience. She is very precise, demanding and strong-willed but also kind and compassionate - a great combination in a teacher who will safely push you beyond your limits.
Athena Pappas - a passionate teacher who is into precision and alignment. She offers numerous workshops in San Francisco and abroad. I highly recommend her workshops on handstands.