About Samyama

After many years of teaching in the Bay Area and Europe, John Berg's dream was realized in April 2012 when Samyama Yoga Center opened its doors.

A healing center in midtown Palo Alto, from the beginning Samyama’s intention has been to create community. The calibre of instruction and the attention to detail provided by Team Dharma has created the space for that to happen.

We offer many levels of traditional hatha yoga, yin, gentle flow for beginners and stronger classes, too, for students with an advanced practice. There are opportunities to study meditation as well as breath work. All instructors offer private and small group study.

Our purpose built center includes a meditation lounge, spa-quality restrooms with showers and lockers, a massage studio and a beautiful boutique filled with a great selection of clothing, jewelry, yoga supplies, bath and body items, as well as complementary beverages and light snacks for purchase.

In addition to a full schedule of classes we offer workshops, trainings - including Yoga Alliance certified 200 and 300-hour teacher trainings - and special events.

Therapeutic, Shiatsu and Thai massage, Reiki and Sound Healing are available by appointment.

Samyama's faculty include John Berg, Louis Jackson, Mimm Patterson, Hillary Easom, Anfisa Maksimyuk, Hana Raftery, Lynn Heinrichs, Cheryl Hsu, Ngugi Kihara, Nicole Dydasco, Stef Bassler, Misako Matsuoka, Joanie Cartel and Devin Begley.

SYC's Operations Manager is Daisyca Woe. Mimm Patterson is Samyama's Program Manager.