About Yogi Ma

 

My name is Rebecca Jane. I am a mother, freelance writer, ghostwriter, health and wellness guide, yoga and meditation teacher, death doula, and wisdom seeker.

I am currently studying yoga philosophy and Sanskrit. My interest in deep spiritual inquiry and potentials of human consciousness and creativity began when I was an introverted child. I write fiction, essays, poetry, and memoir. For fun, I play Hang drum and piano. Completing a Master of Arts degree at Columbia University in East Asian Languages and Cultures proved to be an exciting and fulfilling time in my life. For years, I taught English as a Second Language and Yoga. I have over 1,000 hours of training and experience as a yoga and meditation teacher. I love to recite mantras and keep several dozen mantras and devotional songs as my closest companions. I am currently creating a conscious learning curriculum that helps yoga practitioners and writers use the Ashtavakra Gita as a guide for their daily yoga and writing practice.   

These days, I work for Embodied Philosophy as a Learning Navigator and Community Storyteller.

I am a member of the San Diego Writers’ Guild and have published fiction in their anthology, The Gilded Pen. I facilitate a weekly offering through the San Diego Writers Ink called “Meditate and Write Flash.”

My two daughters, Selena and Zaydah, are brave, musical, funny, and wise. I am thoroughly enjoying raising them. In all my life adventures, nothing tops hanging out with these girls. Our favorite things to do together include reading, traveling to Chicago and Guangzhou, China to visit grandparents, walking the dog (Homer), cooking, cleaning the kitchen, goofing off, watching movies, and playing a card game called “Tongue.”   

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