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Rolf Gates

Yoga teacher and expert in yogic philosophy

Rolf Gates, the author of the acclaimed book on yogic philosophy Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, is one of the leading voices of contemporary yoga in the West.

Rolf conducts vinyasa intensives and 200- and 500-hour teacher trainings throughout the United States and abroad. A former U.S. Airborne Ranger and a social worker trained in the field of addiction, Rolf has practiced meditation for the last 20 years. He is the cofounder of the Yoga + Recovery Conference at the Esalen Institute, has brought his course Yoga and Functional Stretching to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Tri-County Summit on Sustainability, and is currently working with the U.S. military on sustainable care for troops and their families.

Rolf works weekly one-on-one with clients in his Yoga Life Coaching program, and has been featured in numerous magazines, including Yoga Journal, Natural Health, and People. Rolf lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife, Miriam Gates, the founder and director of Empowered Kids Yoga, and their two children. He has become an avid surfer and puts his yoga to work on his board and in his roles as husband and father.

Upcoming Programs

Strength and Surrender

April 12 - 14, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

A clear mind, an open heart, and an energized and vibrant body: all great things, right? During this powerful weekend retreat, Rolf Gates, one of the West’s leading voices on contemporary yoga, shows you how to have it all. Together, you will explore the relationship between mindfulness and compassion in a powerful vinyasa yoga intensive....

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Previous Programs

Faith and Flow

March 2 - 4, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

With earnest practice, we can shed the layers of fear that keep us trapped in suffering, struggling, and aggression. When we dive into vulnerability and honesty, we plant the seeds of acceptance and peace. Join master teacher and acclaimed author Rolf Gates for a dynamic weekend of yoga, meditation, and self-study as you learn to...