Jean Mazzei, (E-RYT 500), has logged over 15,000 teaching hours. Often called “a teacher’s teacher,” she is an expert in the subtleties of yoga sadahana (practices), and bringing the practices to life off the mat.
Jean believes that everyone is inherently resplendent, and that yoga practice is about uncovering the dust that sits on our light. Her sense of humor and commitment to non-judgment provide a safe place for students to explore, break boundaries, and release layers of physical, emotional, and psychic weight. Her classes draw from many styles and include physical and subtle body alignment, vinyasa krama, pranayama (breath work), visualization (kriya), and deep listening.
Jean's quest for healing herself and finding the truth within has guided her education. Aside from having over 30 years of dedicated personal practice, her studies include 4 years with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in BodyMind Centering, 14 years with master healer and metaphysician Dennis Adams, yoga with Dr. Albert Franklin (TKS Desikachar lineage), BKS Iyengar, Rod Stryker, Ana Forrest, and Dharma Mittra (level 1-2 certified). She is a certified Level II ParaYoga instructor and is currently studying the ancient Tantric teachings of the Sri Vidya lineage with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and his student Rod Stryker.
Being of the school of “Whatever Works,” she believes that “one size does not fit all” when it comes to yoga. She is the visionary behind Sri Yoga Retreats and Teacher Trainings, and offers 200/500 Hr Yoga Alliance Certification programs, retreats, and workshops here and abroad. She is also Advanced Studies Director at Yoga Garden San Francisco for their 200/500 Hr Yoga Alliance Certification programs.