Bernie Clark BSc, E-RYT 500 – Yoga Philosophy & Anatomy

Bernie has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1998. He has a bachelor degree in Science and combines his intense interest in yoga with an understanding of the scientific approach to investigating the nature of things. His ongoing studies have taken him deeply inside mythology, comparative religions and psychology. In addition he has studied in depth anatomy and physiology with Paul Grilley, Gil Hedley and others. All of these avenues of exploration have clarified his understanding of the ancient Eastern practices of yoga and meditation. His teaching, workshops and books have helped many students broaden their own understanding of health, life and the source of true joy.

Bernie's yoga practice encompasses the hard, yang-styles, such as Ashtanga and Power Yoga, and the softer, yin-styles, as exemplified in Yin Yoga. His meditation experience goes back to the early 80's when he first began to explore the practice of Zen meditation. During those days, while he struggled with the conflict between practice and theory, Bernie also worked as a member of the executive team of one of Canada's oldest and largest Hi-Technology companies.

Bernie is also the author of several books on yoga and philosophy including The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, From the Gita to the Grail: Exploring Yoga Stories and Western Myths and most recently Your Body, Your Yoga. He is also the creator of the website www.YinYoga.com.