Trishna Horvath

Trishna Horvath traveled to Bali in 1987 (at age 20) to study mask dance with I.B. Anom. She was inspired to share the experience of immersion in a culture through the study of a specific art, and returned in less than a year with a group of ten students participating in a three week immersion. Since then, periodically she has created traditional arts immersions, and in recent years has rededicated her attention to that.

She has a passion for discovering the ‘yoga’ or integrating force in dance, music, and art, and as well the intrinsic artistry in the life discipline of yoga.

Trishna began teaching yoga in 1998. In the ten years previous to that she traveled often in Asia, studying mask dance in Bali, Traditional Thai Massage with The Sunshine Network and Master Pichet Boonthume in Thailand, and Yoga with Saras Kumar Binjola in India. Her approach to yoga is greatly inspired by her ongoing study of  Sanskrit based philosophy. She enjoys incorporating esoteric information and practices into a Hatha Yoga format. Modern and ethnic dance, as well as years studying physical theater technique also influence her teaching style.

Trishna calls her practice “Being Yoga” and since 2002 has added yoga retreats to her travel offerings. She has taught classes, workshops and retreats in Thailand, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Turkey, and throughout California. Since 1998 she has provided a regular schedule of classes in West Marin and now San Francisco.
Trishna is excited to share the opportunity that Hatha Yoga offers: to realize the self as Yoga. Union. Contingency. Wholeness which is nourished by and nourishing to… the greater whole.

In the Fall of 2005, Trishna spent time in Nepal immersed in a rich introduction to Charya Nritya, a Newar Buddhist mudra dance meditation. This dance and song practice and its related sadhana has become for her a way to learn about Himalayan Buddhism. She is grateful for her teachers in this form; Ritu Bajracharya, Kanaiya Shakya and for guidance from 1994 until 2016 with Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya.
In 2009, Trishna took a three month sabbatical in India, and while in Varanasi, studied Indian devotional singing at the Academy of Music founded by Pandit Shivnath Mishra and Deobrat Mishra. In 2012, She enjoyed a month of Khalbelia Dance study with Raki Khalbelia, in Pushkar, India.

Trishna has held retreats in California, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, and Turkey.

What students say:

“Yoga with Trishna has helped me find compassion for myself and those around me by creating flexibility in my mind, body, and heart”. ~ Sandra W.

“I have attended retreats in the Healing arts, Yoga, and Taijiwuqiguan around the world with master teachers. Trishna is a very unique teacher. Her passion for the science of yoga and her dedication to knowing her Self grant her an outstanding opportunity to lead students to the inner yoga. She has always invited me to witness my own process and to neither go further nor fall short of where I am in the very moment. I have attended two of her retreats and left a far stronger woman than when I arrived… I cannot say enough about her ability to work with people of varying levels of practice and meet each fully. I feel she has a living practice that she is able to impart as well as other master teachers I have worked with and she offers it with a grace and humility that is very refreshing. I look forward to my next retreat with her. ~ Amelia N.


Events with Trishna Horvath

Bali Charya
April 1, 2018

Hatha Yoga and Mudra Dance Meditation in Eastern Bali and Central Java  This yoga retreat in Bali and Borobudur is unique, and amazing. The venues are lovely and the yoga practices are deeply refreshing for mind, body and soul! We start on the slope of the sacred mountain Gunung Agung in Bali, and finish at the ancient Buddhist Stupa of Borobudur in Java. Trishna is particularly excited and inspired to offer the opportunity to practice both Hatha Yoga and the Nepalese dance meditation form called Charya Nritya in Bali and at the ancient Buddhist Stupa Borobudur in Central Java.  …

Yoga Adventure in Greece
June 21, 2018

Yoga, Nature, History, and Culture.  Join Trishna in Kato Zakros, on the eastern side of Crete for daily Yoga, exploration of ancient Minoan ruins, fabulous beaches and swimming, evening meals at the village tavernas, a cooking class, and lessons in Greek folk dance with our host Stella Ailamaki. Stella and her husband Elias Pagiannides created ‘Stella’s Traditional Apartments’ ten years ago. They offer accommodation that allows for self-catering and keep each studio stocked with the local specialty foods which are the pride of the region. Kato Zakros is renowned for a number of things, two of which are olive oil, and…

Sierra Summer Yoga Retreat
August 7, 2018

Sierraville, California August 7-10, 2018 Being Yoga Sierra Summer Retreat   Being Yoga has been holding retreats at Sierra Hot Springs since 2003. The Lodge and Springs are nestled on the edge of the wide Sierra Valley, at an elevation of 5000 feet. The main pool area has a dome with a steaming hot pool and two cold plunge tubs. Outside the dome is a small swimming pool with warm water, and a beautiful new sauna. On the other side of the lodge, out under the sky, there is a soaking pool with warm water. There are massage practitioners on…