Bay Area Yoga Teacher Highlight: Darren Main

Bay Area Yoga Teacher Highlight: Darren Main

Name: Darren Main

Practice with me at: Grace Cathedral and Yoga Tree.

How long I’ve been practicing yoga: 30 Years

How long I’ve been teaching yoga: 25+ Years

What kind of yoga I teach: Gentle Flow, Restorative, Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy.

My mantra these days: "This to Shall Pass."

A posture that has been resonating with me lately is: Fish Pose. It is both a vaccine and an antidote to the evening news.

How I like to practice yoga off the mat: I don’t do well with complexity so I reflect daily on four simple questions—two each morning and two each each night:

  • How will I ease suffering to at least one being today?

  • How will I bring joy to at least one being today?

  • How did I ease suffering to at least one being today?

  • How did I bring joy to at least one being today?

Favorite way to celebrate the winter: I’m a big fan of simple, austere living, so each winter I focus on clearing out and organizing. It’s amazing how that helps me to deepen my yoga on and off the mat.

My sign: Aquarius

The last book I read was: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini PhD. I was amazed at how many times per day I find people influencing my decisions without my even knowing it.

Favorite local juice/tea spot: Réveille Coffee Co. in the Castro.

Where I go for a nourishing meal: I have been having a love affair with the salad bowls at Souvla recently.

What’s on your yoga playlist right now: I love Ryan Brewer’s album “Kirtan: Yoga for the Heart.

A few of my favorite yoga teachers are: My son Jaden teaches me more than any Guru I’ve encountered. . . .

My website: www.darrenmain.com.

The Power Of Positive Intention In Water

The Power Of Positive Intention In Water

Video: QiGong For Energetic Centering With Courtney Alex Aldor

Video: QiGong For Energetic Centering With Courtney Alex Aldor