Karl Dechen Thurman has practiced Jivamukti Yoga and Ohashiatsu since 1992, when he received samples of these modalities at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He attended 2005 Jivamukti Teacher Training.
Graduated Ohashi Institute 2001 and assisted Wataru Ohashi at Omega Institute and Integral Yoga Institute. He has taught at Yoga Journal Conference, Kripalu, Menla Mountain Retreat, Wanderlust and Loyola Marymount University. At Jivamukti Yoga School NYC, he taught a daily morning class for 13 years and completed 20apprenticeships. Co-Leader of 20+ retreats in Asia and Europe with Geographic Expeditions and Jivamukti Berlin. Served meals and provided cleaning service to refugee families and monks for the American Institute of Buddhist Studies 1978-1989.
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