Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968. He has lived for 12 years in Asia studying both Western and Eastern philosophy. He studied various traditions that incorporate into the Ashtanga yoga practice taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. His background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen, Vipassana Buddhist practice, Bhakti and traditional Hatha yoga in India.
In 1974 he began an in-depth study of Iyengar Yoga, which eventually led him to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Richard’s ability to place his viewpoints, without losing the depth and integrity of each is the hallmark style of his teaching. He conducts public classes, month and week-long intensive sessions at his home base, the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. He also spends a good part of the year traveling as a guest instructor at studios throughout the world. He is the author of the book, The Mirror of Yoga and has produced a number of instructional DVDs on yoga asana, philosophy, breathing, and chanting.