Sonia Perel

Sonia Perel  M.A., RYT-500, certified Yoga Therapist


Sonia Perel is a leader in the field of yoga therapy for mental health. She develops programs for individuals and groups drawing on her educational background which includes an M.A. in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a B.A. in philosophy from U.C. Berkeley as well as her experience working as a psychotherapist. Sonia engaged in graduate study at the University of Paris in the field of psychoanalysis. She has received 200 and 500 yoga certifications from two prominent Yoga institutes in San Francisco: It's Yoga and Yoga Works.

Sonia became a certified yoga therapist at Ananda Seva Mission in 2013.  In addition to her degrees and certifications Sonia has received specialized trainings in yoga and meditation with a variety of experts and organizations including: Amy Weintraub, David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Adyashanti, Jack Kornfield, The Art of Living Foundation, Spirit Rock and The Asian Classics Institute. Sonia enthusiastically embraces the dialogue and complementary possibilities of Western therapeutic approaches to working with the mind with the richness and insights of the yogic tradition.