Ben Gettinger is a seasoned yogi and Zen practitioner, who has traveled deep into the mountains of India and Korea to pursue his spiritual endeavors. He is a Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen, the former Director of Dharma Zen Center in Los Angeles, and has sat numerous long retreats including one lasting 90 days at a mountain temple in Korea. Ben was inspired to pursue yoga to compliment his intense meditation practice for the support, strength, determination, and flexibility Asana provides. Soon this practice became a necessity he could not live without. In addition to completing yoga teacher training at Liberation Yoga in 2012, he completed an in-depth intensive training in India with Rolf Naujokat - one of the world’s leading teachers of Ashtanga Yoga. By combining his yoga and meditation training, Ben presents an original flow class that challenges the practitioner to explore yoga postures and their deep effect on the mind and body. You will leave his class feeling restored and full of vitality as you return to that wild rollercoaster known as life!
Currently you can find Ben Teaching at the following locations. In addition to the studios, Ben teaches Yoga on the beach (see below for details) and a special class Saturday afternoons limited to just 6 yogis at his home in Silverlake. This is a first-come-first-serve open donation event. Email Ben if you would like to reserve a space for this Saturday.
You don't have to come to Ben to get your yoga on, because he can come to you! Deepen your practice with a private session. Ben will work with you one-on-one to improve your execution of the yoga postures while simultaneously enriching your life on levels both mental and spiritual.
To schedule a private or find out any additional information please email:
Another great passion and practice of Ben's that he loves sharing with his yoga students is surfing. Sunday Mornings at 9a yoga class is held right on the beach in Santa Monica. The crash of the waves serves as the playlist and the ocean breeze cools you down in savasana. Afterwards everyone goes out to hit the waves! All levels of surfers and yogis are welcome to attend. Boards and surfing basics are provided for beginners. A suggested donation of $20 for yoga and $30 for yoga plus surf instruction is appreciated. Check out Ben's social media feeds for updates as times and dates for this event are subject to change.