Tim Miller (yoga teacher)

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Tim Miller (born 1951) is an American yoga teacher and author.

Life and work[edit]

Miller is the Director of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Carlsbad, California.[1] Miller was the first American certified by K. Pattabhi Jois to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga[2] and is credited as one of the first to bring Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to the United States.[3][4][5] Vanity Fair (magazine) refers to Miller as one of Jois' "best known students,"[6] and The New York Times refers to Miller as "one of the first Ashtanga teachers in United States."[7] He was recently named as one of the 10 influential yoga teachers who have shaped yoga in America by Yoga Journal.[8]

Miller met K. Pattabhi Jois in Encinitas, California in 1978 after Miller had only been practicing yoga for 8 months.[9] Miller went to India to study under Jois, and decided to teach yoga.[9]

Miller taught at the first Yoga Journal conference from May 3–5, 1996 and has been a frequent speaker and teacher at subsequent events.[10][11] Miller is known for having an affable, un-intimidating teaching style.[12]

Miller has been head of the Ashtanga Yoga Nilayam, called the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Encinitas, California since 1981.[13] Miller, Trish O'Rielly, and Roger Cole opened the North County Yoga Center in the late 80s, one of the first yoga centers in Los Angeles.[14]

Books & DVDs[edit]

  • Tim Miller, Ashtanga Yoga at the House of Yoga & Zen on Maui (Jul 13, 2006)
  • Sri K. Pattabbi Jois, Ashtanga Yoga, Encinitas, California (Jul 13, 2006)
  • Ashtanga Ashtanga Yoga As Taught By Shri K Pattabhi Jois by Larry Schultz and Janice Gates, Forward by Tim Miller (1997)


  1. ^ Tuesdays with Timji March 29, 2011
  2. ^ Yoga Journal Magazine Nov 2001: Teacher to Teacher: There's No Place Like Home, Tim Miller and Sarah Powers discuss the pros and cons of attending formal classes versus practicing on your own. By Fernando Pages Ruiz
  3. ^ Yoga Journal Magazine Mar 2001: Armchair Yogi: Tim Miller
  4. ^ Yoga Journal Website: Expert Q&A: Easing Ujjayi Breathing by Tim Miller
  5. ^ Yoga for Men: Postures for Healthy, Stress-Free Living, page 72, By Thomas Claire, ISBN 978-1-56414-665-6
  6. ^ N/A (05/19/13 09:21 PM ET EDT). "Whose Yoga Is it, Anyway?". Vanity Fair. Retrieved May 19, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ JANE GROSS (February 27, 2004). "JOURNEYS; In the Yucatán: All Yoga, All the Time". The New York Times. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "10 Influential Yoga Teachers Who Have Shaped Yoga in America". 2016-02-08. Retrieved 2016-09-25. 
  9. ^ a b Yoga Journal Magazine: Jul-Aug 3003: OMPAGE, Talking Shop with Tim Miller
  10. ^ Yoga Journal Magazine: December 1995: Yoga, Mind, & Spirit at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco
  11. ^ Yoga Journal Magazine: Google Books Archives
  12. ^ San Diego Magazine Jun 2006
  13. ^ Ashtanga Yoga Center Website: A Brief History of Ashtanga Yoga in Encinitas
  14. ^ GREGORY DENNIS (October 3, 1991). "Some New Twists to the Art of Yoga". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 

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