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 holds true to the roots of yoga, while challenging the practitioner to explore the postures and their deep effect on the mind and body. You will leave his class feeling restored and full of vitality, embracing the courage to face any fear and obstacle that comes your way, giving yourself permission to expand and become the person you know you are meant to be.
One of Ben’s greatest strengths is working with clients individually, helping them to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He makes his services available through private yoga, meditation, and life coaching sessions. If you are looking to simply grow your physical practice of asana, Ben is happy to help you reach new heights. If you are looking to develop a meditation practice, Ben can guide you to discover a form that will serve and fit your individual needs and lifestyle. And, if you are going through a difficult period of life and are looking for answers, Ben has a unique, intuitive ability to guide people to find what they are looking for within. You can work with Ben in one these modalities or a combination of two or three. You becoming happy, makes Ben happy and he is will to do whatever it takes to make that happen!
To inquire about private sessions and rates, please email Ben:
Here is Ben’s weekly teaching schedule. His classes are for all-levels unless indicated otherwise by a “level 2/3” marking. On Saturdays Ben holds a class at his home studio called “Go-Deeper” Home Practice. This is an opportunity to experience the blissful, light yoga brings out from within by combining the physical practice with breath work, chanting, and meditation. Currently Home practice is on hiatus, but will resume the first week of July. Contact Ben if you would like to join!
Friday: 12:15-1:10p Yogaworks Hollywood
Ben combines his practice of yoga and love for surfing in one blissed out experience in the Sand! On Sunday mornings at 9a in Santa Monica, Ben holds a 90 minute practice on the beach followed by the opportunity to learn how to surf. It’s so much fun for all levels of yogi and/or surfer. Yoga-Surf resumes again in July 2019. Follow Ben on Instagram, @bengettinger, for updates on the next event!