Ganja Yoga Community
Enhanced practice for relaxation, pain-relief, well-being, community, the cultivation of inner peace.
Less intense than most yoga, Ganja Yoga is not only yoga plus cannabis, my classes include the promise of quality instruction, based on the perfect dose of mindfulness, shamanism, and biomechanics.
Classes are designed for any body and any level of experience to yoga or cannabis. I love working with beginners, as this form of yoga is especially inward and sets a solid foundation of healthy alignment in other classes. It is my joy to help people feel comfortable in their bodies as they explore the internal practices of yoga. Our community is incredible! We've been going strong in San Francisco for nearly two years!!
Come relax in community with nature's oldest healing herb!
“Do I have to use cannabis at Ganja Yoga?”
Yoga is great, altered or not. Sometimes students feel like using ganja to enhance their practice, and other times, having a yoga practice without ganja feels better. It’s always up to you. And our classes are always a relaxing, interesting yoga experiences, whether or not it’s enhanced.
“When and where is Ganja Yoga?”
Classes are every Wednesday and Thursday, both venues in SOMA. For a full description of each class and details on how to register, please visit our meetup group. Please note, our Wednesday class often sells out in-advance.
“Do we consume ganja at the space?”
Yes. We have complimentary Co2 vape pens and organic joints on Wednesdays, vape pens and superfood edibles on Thursdays. You’re also welcome to bring your own. Please note, Thursday's venue is non-smoking.
“What’s the best way to consume cannabis for yoga?”
Joints feel good in the hand, and are portable, easy to dose, and fun to share. Pipes are beautiful and paper-free. Edibles, as long as the dose isn’t too high, create an amazing body buzz. Dabs are delicious and clean. Ganja Yoga welcomes it all!
“How much ganja should I consume for this practice?"
First-timers to Ganja Yoga or yoga in general should consume less cannabis than they usually do, so the experience of yoga is enhanced. Get high-but-functional. Everyone’s relationship to cannabis is different.
“Is it safe? What if I haven’t done yoga before”
All of my classes are for all levels, especially Ganja Yoga. We’re not going to get into an altered state and show off our arm balances. It’s about experiencing something beautiful and trippy and cool inside yourself. Most of the time our eyes are all closed so it’s about relaxing in an introverted way, without caring what others are doing. I am a certified hatha yoga teacher with twenty years of practice. Since 2009, I've taught Ganja Yoga to over a thousand people, in The Bay Area, as well as Toronto, my home-town, and LA, San Diego, Vancouver Portland, and Costa Rica. Yoga injuries are sadly far too common, and having suffered one myself from pushing too much in my twenties, I strive to ensure my students' bodies are kept safe in all of my classes.
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* Sessions are two hours long
* Mission/Dolores, San Francisco (travel negotiable)
* 5-class pass expires in 10 weeks// 10-class pass in 20 weeks
* Additional people, add $75/ea
* My rates subsidize those who can't afford them. I offer limited sliding-scale daytime sessions. Email to inquire.
I specialize in helping my students cultivate compassionate mindfulness of both body and mind, dropping competition and expectation, and allowing for deep relaxation. I encourage my students to bring the awareness and insights they cultivate on their mats into their daily lives, bettering all aspects of life, from work to love to creativity to sex.
My approach is holistic, gentle, and welcoming. My specialty is working with beginners, elderly, larger-bodied students, or anyone who is otherwise uncomfortable, intimidated, or dissatisfied by conventional yoga studio environments. A lot of my students like coming to me simply because my classes have the mental and spiritual component that is missing from many studio classes. Plus, I have a strong background in biomechanics and I'm a body-nerd.
9am-4pm: $160 (5-pass, $140/ 10-pass, $120)
Evenings & Weekends: $200 (5-pass, $180/ 10-pass $160)
Clothing-Free Yoga tastefully encourages you to embrace a new layer of freedom in your practice. It’s an opportunity to remove a large social barrier (clothing), – and then practice yogic awareness in an accepting, comfortable environment that embraces a more fully revealed Self.
This au natural practice is not about sex or sexuality, – it’s about showing up and practicing with nothing but your ordinary and yet extraordinary animal body. Of course there is a sensuousness involved, but the purpose (unlike my Sexual Awakening Yoga classes), – is not to generate arousal. Of course, if it happens, there is no shame. We simply (but lovingly) ignore traditional genital-arousal and focus instead on improving body image, relaxation, and self-love.
9am-4pm: $220 (5-pass, $200/ 10-pass, $180 each)
Evenings & Weekends: $260 (5-pass, $240/ 10-pass, $220)
Women & Transgendered people: 25% discount
Singles, couples, and groups of friends book me for private enhanced relaxation gatherings, and private clients love leaving their desk and doing Ganja Yoga as an evening wind-down, at your home, mine, or the park!
9am-4pm: $160 (5-pass, $140/ 10-pass, $120)
Evenings & Weekends: $200 (5 pass, $180/ 10 pass, $160)
Tantra & Sexual Awakening Yoga
Tantra is a holistic spiritual system that connects our sexual and spiritual selves for integration, healing, joy, and power. Sexual-Awakening Yoga, my form of Tantra, allows you to explore the potency and spiritual side of your sex and love energy, in a safe, gentle way. Tailored to your experience level, you’ll learn postures and practices to bring new energy into your love-making, and life in general.
These clothing-on sessions can include:
~ meditations to increase relaxation, connection to the whole body, and appreciation of being alive
~ postures to bring mobility to the hips so more sex energy can flow through
~ practices to increase the intelligence of the pelvic floor
~ sensual-awakening practices
~ traditional tantra yoga chakra work
~ ecstasy breathing to raise and release sexual energy
~ other forms of breathwork to attain relaxation, delay or extend orgasm, and connect to higher brain centers
~ non-genital self-touch practice for relaxation, pleasure, and heightened sensitivity
~ philosophy of tantra, coaching to incorporate tantra into your daily life.
Tantra & Sexual Awakening Yoga & Coaching
9am-4pm: $220 [5 classes in 10 weeks, $200 each/ 10 classes in 20 weeks, $180 each]
Evenings & Weekends: $260 [5 pass, $240/ 10 pass $220]
Women & Transgendered people: 25% discount
Sexuality & Intimacy Coaching
Do you want to learn more about pleasuring your partner during lovemaking? Or how to ask for what you want sexually and deepen your capacity to receive? Learn ways to sustain mutual love and sexual passion for a lifetime?
I offer talk-style coaching on any aspect of sexuality and relationships, as well as a a large toolbox of sweet tantra-based exercises designed to increase your capacity for connection through non-sexual intimacy, sensuality, and heart-centered communication. I can listen the whole time, and provide home-tools, techniques and inspiration, or your clothing-on session can include practices, such as yoga, communication skills or instruction on how to give and receive a sensual loving massage.
Take your relationship with yourself to a deeper, more rewarding level, whether you are partnered or single. Sessions provide an opportunity to examine wounds, expectations, habitual patterns and blocks to intimacy while providing tools to re-pattern old ways of being, opening you to your most authentic and embodied way of relating to the world. While there is no genital work in my sessions, I do provide coaching on genital-related challenges and concerns.
I have helped hundreds of singles and couples deepen their capacity for pleasure, intimacy, authenticity, relaxation, and sexual fulfillment.
9am-4pm: $220 (5-pass, $200/ 10-pass, $180)
Evenings & Weekends: $260 (5-pass, $240/ 10-pass, $220)
Women & Transgendered people: 25% discount
Add $50 for each additional person
Meditative Loving Touch
In these meditative bodywork sessions, I use the intimacies of sacred, sensual, and relaxing touch to move you into a receptive experience of love.
These loving massages begin with an invitation to release wounds, judgments, limited thoughts and beliefs that prevent sensual and sexual fulfillment, healing, and integration. I then offer skillful and intuitive touch, deep presence, breathing techniques, and visualizations to deepen your experience of receiving sensual pleasure. The end result is an experience of deep self-love and self-acceptance, heightened pleasure, relaxation, and sacred-sexual vitality.
Let go of conditioning about what a sensual experience is, and receive a nurturing and full-body experience of your sexual energy as it builds, crests, ebbs and flows, in an intuitive dance that is sensually enlivening and deeply nourishing. The non-genital focus of these bodywork journeys brings consciousness and deeper sensitivity to the whole body, so that every inch of skin can become a sensitive, fully alive erogenous zone; every pleasurable sensation a prayer.
This Tantric Massages take genital-sexuality and conventional orgasm off the table, giving the opportunity to explore a new kind of erotic empowerment. By increasing your capacity to sustain a highly charged energy in your body while remaining relaxed, you expand your capacity for pleasure and self-love.
Meditative Loving Touch will reconnect you your natural energy channels and unblock what has been dammed up physically and psychologically. By bringing consciousness out of our heads and sexuality out of the genitals, we fill and fuel our whole body, engendering wholeness, ecstatic relaxation, and peaceful vitality.
Pleasure is your birthright.
These sessions are great for one person to receive, or for a couple, where one learns how to give.
9am-4pm: $400 (5-pass, $380/ 10-pass, $360 each)
Evenings & Weekends: $600 (5-pass, $580/ 10-pass, $560)
Women & Transgendered people: 50% discount
I help people find their bliss through relaxation, mindfulness, and sensuality. I am a certified yoga instructor with over a decade of study and research into sexuality. I have been profiled in the New York Times and many other publications. I teach private relaxation-based hatha yoga, tantra, sexual-awakening yoga, ganja yoga, and clothing-free yoga. I also offer sexuality coaching and provide sensual, meditative bodywork experience and instruction. All my private classes are customized to the person, couple, or group. I also teach a variety of public classes and workshops.
I was the first yoga teacher outside of ancient India to offer public cannabis-enhanced yoga, and one of the first naked yoga instructors in North America. My clients know me for being playful and accepting, and deeply-spiritual while solidly down to earth. Since 2009, I have worked privately with thousands of couples and singles in the Bay Area, Portland, Toronto, Vancouver, Black Rock City (Burning Man), Copenhagen, and Costa Rica, – helping them to connect to their radiant embodied selves. I’ve been living in the Bay Area since November 2012, and it’s been my delight to continue to build a beautiful practice here!
I hold a four year honours degree in Sexuality Studies from York University, with an additional sexuality certificate. I’ve attended relationship counseling trainings with both Harville Hendrix’ Imago system and Interchange Counseling. My yoga training was with Ananda Shakti, of Sananda Yoga in Toronto, in the tantric tradition. It is a 500-hour Yoga-Alliance certified certificate. I was a “visionary panelist” at the Plant Spirit Medicine Conference.
I have been practicing yoga for twenty-two years, and I have several hundreds of hours of attendance at trainings and personal development workshops, with thousands more on personal exploration and journeying. As a result of this experience, I now love to take care of people and help them to feel comfortable as they explore and expand!
I love teaching tantra as a body, mind, and spirit practice, with equal emphasis on all three. I think yoga has been overly desexualized, and tantra overly sexualized, both as marketing tactics that do not serve us.
I teach a sensual, mindful, relaxation-based tantra yoga, and offer coaching and bodywork experience and instruction from this realm. Whether its clothing on or off, cannabis-enhanced or not, talk or somatic, pragmatic or spiritual, I love creating customized private experiences and classes for bliss.
My life’s mission is experiencing and sharing the transformational power of relaxation and sensuality – BLISS! When not writing and teaching, I spend a lot of time enjoying nature, my husband, and practicing what I preach!
Send me an inquiry about any of this by email and I’ll send you any additional information and we can set up a time to chat!
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My article on Ganja Yoga - Elephant Journal
Dee is a sensitive and skillful guide through the mysterious labyrinth of one’s spiritual-sexuality. She provides a safe and relaxing space in which to discover and integrate the many facets of one’s sensuality and consciousness. To be able to openly explore these things in relationship is a rare and much-welcome addition to the often de-spiritualized and de-sexualized practices of yoga. Dee is reviving yoga’s tantric roots and returning to the modern practitioner the wisdom of the sensual body. - Scott Petrie, author of Yoga 2.0
I've never gotten deeper into feeling the connection between the body and the earth than at one of Dee's sessions. - A C Lewis
Dee's factual and tacit knowledge and teaching of yoga takes the practice far beyond anything I'd ever expected. Her yoga instruction is at the same time highly detailed and open to personal interpretation. With other instructors my awareness would revolve around whether I was doing the postures correctly or incorrectly. With Dee, my focus hovers around whether I am doing my own personal best version of any given posture in the moment. - Tanya
Dee is an inspiration. As soon as I walked into the studio I felt welcomed and at peace. It was by far the best class I have taken in the city. I will be back next week! - Sarah
Having done yoga all over the world with many instructors I can say that a Class with Dee would rank number 1 for me. Her instruction is clear and easy to follow. I felt easy and relaxed in the class and left feeling refreshed.- Andrew McGregor
I really enjoyed working with Dee this past few months. I had two privates with her to focus on my goals of reconnecting to my pelvis, my sexuality, my entire being, and with men, in more sacred ways. Then we brought my partner into it and had a great time applying the methods that she tailored for me/us. I'm in awe at how far I've progressed. I reconnected with my orgasm in several different ways, meaning different types of orgasms to play with, and my response and sensitivity is higher. I see new possibilities for sacred and sexual connection to myself and my partner and can't wait to learn and practice even more. - Avi
What a comfy, relaxing, welcoming studio and what an excellent leader Dee is! I drove all the way from Novato to attend a session! It did my body and soul good to be there and I'm certain it will the next time as well! - Heinz
I am personally a huge fan of Dee's class; she creates a space of ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation, and helps you reconnect to your body and breath. Every week she brings together a powerful community of like-minded ganja yogis and healers into the Merchants of Reality space and it feels special to experience this unique slice of San Francisco culture. - Rachel
This is one of the best experiences during my week. Ganja Yoga sets my week in a beautiful tone of relaxation, physical awareness, ganja and community. Dee is an incredible guide and the art gallery always has such great art up in the space. - Oliver
Dee is a compassionate and perceptive yoga instructor who is able to understand my readiness as a student so that I learn at a pace that stretches my capacity without injury. She is also wise in matters of the progress of spiritual awakening. She is my teacher in many things. - Terry Walker
Well, I am following your advice, deep breaths and expanding the energy to my whole body and focusing on my partner's needs.. so far it is working. I'm lasting more than the usual and my wife is having at least 3 or 4 orgasms before me... My confidence is way better. - Ramiro
Dee's approach to what she does is truly revolutionary, and even being in her presence is healing. She inspires me to live my bliss, enjoy my body and celebrate the amazing journey of life. - Cora
Not only does Dee love what she is doing and emanate this bliss in her classes,she is naturally attuned to the needs of her students, leading them into a new level of breath and alignment - all done effortlessly, seamlessly, while maintaining the joy inherent in following one's bliss. She is a pleasure to enter Hatha space with...I've loved every minute. - Melanie Ollenberg
As a complete newbie/beginner with no prior experience in practicing yoga, I was nervous, intimidated and excited at the same time. Dee is an awesome instructor and instantly calmed my nerves as she enjoys working with people of all levels (especially beginners). Dee is a very warm, inviting and kind-hearted woman, who has a genuine passion for yoga and passing her knowledge that she has attained throughout her years. - William
I had never done Hatha yoga before, and I'm glad I waited till I found Dee. She really is the very best. She's friendly, compassionate, and her classes are full of fun people. Dee's classes are an unforgettable experience, no matter what you're looking for. I "highly" recommend! - Mike R.
Dee is a guide, not an instructor or teacher. I am one of the directors of the non-profit Merchants of Reality and this is exactly what we want to have in our space as far as innovation and experiential art in all its forms. I take the class regularly and love the art that is made in the infinite moments. - Allen
Dee is an incredible yogi on the frontline of a new innovative yoga practice here in San Francisco! The experience is a must for anyone interested in connecting deeper with their self and others.. It is a beautiful, safe, and incompatible yoga experience. I highly recommend trying a class! - Frankie G.
My session began with a warm welcome and finished with an incredibly sensual and energy charged erotic massage. It’s hard to describe my time with Dee in a sentence or two but I can say that I experienced pleasures I’ve rarely felt before. I can’t wait to see her again. - Carlos
Dee provides the best fusion of worlds with her ganja yoga experience. The class is ideal for people familiar with reducing stress with cannabis, who are seeking an introduction to more options for holistic healing and relaxation. To those experienced yogis, it is a restorative relaxing class with a friendly collaborative vibe not seen in most traditional yoga settings. I look forward to her ganja yoga classes, and am always glad I took the time to attend. - Ramona
Every time I finish a class I see the world differently and have much more perspective than usual. Dee is an amazing, empathic and generous teacher and I would and have recommended her to others. - Claire
Dee is an incredible healer. My first experience with Dee was in a group setting as she guided 200+ people in Tantric Meditation. She really held the space and connected with her audience in such a way that allowed everyone to get deep into their own practice, and in turn, leave feeling alive, rejuvenated, and equipped with new tools to deepen their own practice. Since then I have had one private session with her alongside my partner where we dove deeper breath work/Tantra. We left feeling, safe, accepted, inspired, blissful. Looking forward to our next session! - Amy
The guided meditation at the conclusion was expertly done, and it put me in a positive space for the rest of the night. - Michael H.
Dee brings enthusiasm and groundedness to her specialties of tantric yoga, sacred sexuality, nude yoga and ganja yoga. Her practice and personality is rooted in both spirituality and an intelligent grasp of science and academia. As a spiritual academic, I appreciate knowing the "why" to balance my own practice and teaching. Dee's intelligence, easy-going sexuality and blissed out vibes make her one of my favorite yoga teachers to practice with and learn from! - Nicole Carlin
Dee's Ganja Yoga classes are among my favorite San Francisco activities. As someone who was new to yoga, but not ganja, I felt very welcome from day one. Dee's classes foster the perfect environment for those who seek to explore the benefits of yoga and ganja, whether you are new to both activities or experienced. The classes bring a diverse group of warm, caring people to attendance and upon leaving each class I feel immensely relaxed and ready to take on my week. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who is looking to find peace of both body and mind! - Phil
When I first heard about Dee's practice, I was curious but also skeptical. When I meet Dee, I found a really grounded, loving, awesome person with an approach that I could totally respect. She is extremely knowledgeable and I found that a practice with her could go in a lot of directions. During yoga I was not only able to go into a much deeper relaxation, I also felt completely comfortable with Dee and her guidance and acceptance with my own body. I left feeling better and more awesome than I had a long long time. Adding ganja adds a whole dimension and I'm excited to explore more with Dee! - Praveen
Dee provides an inviting and nurturing space for meditation and asana with sacraments that make this practice not merely an exercise routine but genuine, an introduction to our mutual divinity. Namaste. - Mike
Dee was phenomenal in making me and the group I was with very comfortable. Her demeanor was gentle, but she had a powerful confidence in her teaching with an obvious acceptance of where each of us was with our level of experience and comfort. Although the group seemed to vary greatly in their levels of experience, Dee made everyone feel so welcome and so at ease, as she introduced me to some fantastic techniques. And what was most impressive about Dee was her ability to communicate to the group a way to truly be be aware of our bodies, and then make us feel empowered and joyful for the understanding we developed. Dee's instruction provided a natural high unlike I had ever felt before, and it was her instruction that has led me (a previous skeptic and avoider of yoga) to really want to pursue the practice of yoga on a deeper level. I cannot recommend her highly enough. - Matt
Dee is an incredible teacher and allows you to really make the most of your experience no matter what fitness level. She is expert at meditation/visualization techniques. She is friendly, knowledgable, and fun. Ganja yoga is such a unique and relaxing experience. Dee is an amazing instructor and I always look forward to any of her classes. - Amy Z.
I recently attended my first Ganja Yoga class with Dee. It was wonderful! Everybody was very welcoming, and the vibe was laid back and friendly. The class was slow and mellow, but I still felt stretched out afterwards. The final meditation is wonderful, I left class feeling very relaxed. This class is a welcome change from the pretentious and fast paced classes found elsewhere in the city. ” - Tanya
Ganja Yoga clears the mind and relaxes the body with the perfect blend of socialising, medicating and stretching. It is a must try for anyone in search of unique experiences but be aware that once you have been to the studio, you might get hooked. Beautiful artwork lines the walls and the staff and patrons are very friendly, would definitely go again! - Robert LeMeur
For Valentine's Day, my partner and I celebrated by getting a couple's Tantric session with Dee. It was delightful and did our relationship much good. We are great with each other normally. But the session really helped us dive deeper, connect deeper, and release into each other. I can still remember the feeling months later as I write this. Dee is super cool in how she facilitates the session. I highly recommend her. I like her business name Exquisite Bliss. It feels so right on. - Mai
Ganja Yoga is a wonderful experience. Signing up I was a complete beginner to yoga, but Dee and the entire community that she is growing, were extremely welcoming, and helpful. Each week I look forward to the time that I get to spend in class. It is a great way to set aside all the stress of everyday life, and take the time to relax, recharge, and refresh. Dee is a wonderful instructor, who makes me feel comfortable with my beginner level, as well as providing more challenging variations for the non-beginners. - MG