Chad embarked on his yoga journey in 1988. He has studied with senior Iyengar Yoga teachers for over 30 years, and is a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. He studied with the Iyengars in Pune, India in 1994. Chad loves to explore and share the benefits of focused attention to body, mind, and breath. He draws from his first-hand experience with the counterbalancing effects of yoga in the context of high-stress environments. Chad believes in yoga as a path of personal transformation, a regimen for holistic health maintenance, and a practice that we can bring to each moment of our daily lives. Check out some of Chad's writings on yoga-related topics.

Yoga in the Iyengar Tradition

  • Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor (by Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States)

  • Graduate of the 500-hour two-year teacher training program of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco

What is Iyengar Yoga?


For more information:


Invocation to Patanjali

Chad's Yoga Writings

Chad currently teaches at
The Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.

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