Jaimal Yogis is an outdoorsman, award-winning writer, and frequent teacher and speaker. He is the author of Saltwater Buddha, a humorous coming-of-age memoir about running away to Hawaii at sixteen to surf, nearly becoming a Zen monk, and eventually winding up at Columbia Journalism School. Saltwater Buddha was turned into a feature documentary film. Jaimal is also the author of The Fear Project and the forthcoming All Our Waves Are Water.
Jaimal’s writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, AFAR magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Men’s Health, ESPN magazine, The Surfers Journal, The Daily Beast, and many others. His journalism has won a Maggie Award for Best Feature, and The Commonwealth Club of California named him “The New Face of San Francisco Media” for his popular writing in San Francisco Magazine. His screenplay, City of Dragons, is currently being adapted as a novel, and was a finalist at the Asian American Film Festival in Manhattan.
One of Jaimal’s stories for AFAR magazine, about the first female, Muslim surf star in Bangladesh, inspired the documentary The Most Fearless, which Jaimal is co-producing with award-winning director, Heather Kessinger.
April 20 - 22, 2018
Daniel Siegel, MD | Elissa Epel, PhD
Are you dedicating your energy to caring for a loved one—adult, adolescent, or child—and noticing a need for balance in…
March 11 - 16, 2018
Catherine Ann Jones
Writing is a powerful tool of self-exploration. The soul of story—a combination of craft and magic—is a uniting of head…
November 26 - December 1, 2017
Can comedy save you and the world? Quite possibly! You’ll be amazed that something so fun can be so good…
December 3 - 8, 2017
Sierra J. Sullivan | Rono K. Smith
Are you a woman who craves an easier way to manifest your dreams and desires without having to work harder,…