Dina Amsterdam began her yoga journey over 20 years ago as a path of self-healing and has been teaching since 1994. Her extensive exploration and studies in Buddhism, Taoism, Yin yoga, Iyengar alignment, yoga therapy and physiological psychology inform her mindfulness-based teaching style.
Selected as the ‘Best Classic Yoga Instructor in San Francisco’ by San Francisco Magazine, Dina has been featured in many publications for, amongst other things, her creation of InnerYoga, expertise in Yin yoga and her work with beginners and teacher trainees. Publications include Yoga Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, Natural Health, Women’s Health, Yogi Times, SF Weekly, and The Huffington Post.
Dina is based in San Francisco at Yoga Tree and offers workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings there and nationwide. Dina leads the alignment portion of the Yoga Tree Teacher Training (200 hour certification) and the Advanced Yoga Tree Teacher Training core module (500 hour certification). In addition, Dina offers immersion courses for beginners and ongoing workshops and trainings in Yin and InnerYoga.
Dina maintains a private practice working with clients on a wide range of issues from eating and anxiety disorders to CEOs wanting to refine their leadership abilities, doctors wanting to reduce stress in themselves and their patients and yoga students and teachers on the path of self-transformation and realization.
When Dina isn’t teaching yoga you might find her at a podium speaking to primary care physicians - Dina is a passionate public speaker about the benefits of mindfulness and the science that backs it up - or in the boardroom - Dina serves on the board of directors of HEADSTAND, the first organization in the United States to fully integrate yoga and mindfulness into school curriculum.
Dina is student and practitioner on the path and is deeply grateful to her longtime teachers/ mentors - Sarah and Ty Powers and Jennifer Welwood – for the profound wisdom of their teachings and their loving and skillful guidance toward self-knowing, love, and awakening.