Richard Rosen (yoga teacher)

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Richard Rosen (born 1947) is a "renowned"[1] teacher of modern yoga. He has written five books on yoga.


Rosen trained in Iyengar Yoga in San Francisco between 1982 and 1986, and has taught yoga ever since then.[2] He, Clare Finn, and Rodney Yee founded the Piedmont Yoga Studio (now called "Nest Yoga") in Oakland in 1987. He is a contributing editor of the Yoga Journal and president of the Yoga Dana Foundation.[3][4] He has written hundreds of reviews of yoga books and videos for magazines including Yoga Journal, and has given workshops in countries around the world.[5][6]

He has had Parkinson's disease for over 15 years and continues to teach yoga and pranayama including to people with the condition.[1]


  • 2002: The Yoga of Breath: A Step-by-Step Guide to Pranayama. Shambhala Publications, ISBN 978-1570628894
  • 2004: Yoga for 50+. Ulysses, ISBN 978-1569754139
  • 2006: Pranayama: Beyond the Fundamentals. Shambhala, ISBN 978-1590302989
  • 2012: Original Yoga: Rediscovering Traditional Practices of Hatha Yoga. Shambhala Publications, ISBN 978-1590308134
  • 2017: Yoga FAQ: Almost Everything You Need to Know About Yoga from Asana to Yama. Shambhala Publications, ISBN 978-1611801736


  1. ^ a b Subramanian, Indu (26 February 2018). "Yoga and Parkinson's Disease". World Parkinson Coalition. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Richard Rosen | Four Questions". Yoga Teacher magazine. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Richard Rosen". Richard Rosen. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  4. ^ Zolotow, Nina. "Hatha yoga according to richard rosen". Yogi Times. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Richard Rosen". Yoga Journal. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  6. ^ "teacher focus: Richard Rosen". TriYoga. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2019.

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