Richard Rosen is a graduate of the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco and has been teaching yoga since 1987. He is a contributing editor at Yoga Journal magazine and director of and one of the principal teachers at the Piedmont Yoga Studio (cofounded by Rodney Yee), in Oakland, California. Many of Rosen’s practice instructions and technical teachings are posted on the Piedmont Yoga Studio website, www.piedmontyoga.com.
Books & Audio
Almost Everything You Need to Know about Yoga—from Asanas to Yamas
This collection of questions and answers explains the nuts and bolts of yoga philosophy and practice in a completely clear and readable way. Richard Rosen is known for his engaging teaching and writing style and in this book he gives… Read More
An In-Depth Guide to Yogic Breathing
For serious students of yoga who have an established pranayama practice, this book is a follow-up to Rosen’s previous book, The Yoga of Breath. Here he picks up where he left off, offering a selection of traditional yogic techniques for… Read More
A Step-by-Step Guide to Pranayama
For several thousand years, yogis have drawn on the powerful practice of pranayama, a technique of controlling the breath to maximize prana or life energy. Pranayama has been practiced to rejuvenate the body and as a means of self-study… Read More
About the Author
Richard Rosen began his study of yoga in 1980, and trained for several years in the early 1980s at the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco. In 1987 he cofounded the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, where he still teaches today and serves as its director. He’s a contributing editor at Yoga Journal and sits on the boards of the California Yoga Teachers Association and the Yoga Dana Foundation, which supports Northern California teachers bringing yoga to underserved communities.
Rosen lives in a cottage built in 1906 in beautiful Berkeley, California.