Erich Schiffmann

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Erich Schiffmann (born 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an accomplished American Yoga Master widely known for his award-winning video, Yoga Mind & Body, featuring actress Ali MacGraw. He is the author of a best-selling book, Moving into Stillness.[1] He has been teaching yoga for more than twenty years.

At age 18 Schiffmann sent a handwritten letter to Krishnamurti and was accepted to study with him in Brockwood Park, England.[not specific enough to verify] He deepened his practice of yoga with Desikachar and Iyengar in India, and with Dona Holleman and Vanda Scaravelli in Europe.[2]

Yoga Society president Leighanne Buchanan called Schiffmann one of the "innovators" in Yoga Journal's fall 2000 issue.[3] He has produced numerous yoga instructional videos and conducts yoga workshops and teacher training throughout the United States and internationally. He currently resides in Santa Monica, California.

He is married to fellow yoga master Leslie Bogart, daughter of film actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

Books and videos[edit]

  • Schiffmann, Erich (1996). Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness. New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-53480-7. 
  • Schiffmann, Erich (Yoga Master); and MacGraw, Ali (Performer) (1994). Yoga, Mind & Body (Videotape). Burbank, Calif.: Warner Home Video. 


  1. ^ Views Accessed July 6, 2006
  2. ^ Sitting down with Erich Schiffman Accessed July 6, 2006
  3. ^ Photos Accessed July 6, 2006

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