Come for the yoga, leave with the bliss

I practice and lead yoga classes in Santa Cruz, California. My aim is to explore dynamic ways to enhance strength, coordination, flexibility, balance and mobility. Along the way we’ll awaken the core, ignite inner fire and activate prana (vital life force). Let’s meet in the virtual Zoom yoga room!

About Tim

For me, yoga is multifaceted, transformative and endlessly challenging. It asks us to strengthen, bend and shape our body, control our breath, occasionally defy gravity and love ourselves just as we are. It also connects us to our infinite divine power – power to shift awareness and change deeply embedded patterns.

I have had the great privilege of learning from a wide circle of teachers, friends, mentors and places. During the 10 years creating and nurturing One Yoga Center in Santa Cruz, California I completed a 200-hour teacher training in 2006 and began teaching public classes in 2010. I discovered that Yoga wasn’t just a thing I was doing, or teaching, or studying. It became the lens of my life; the philosophy, the practice, the breath. It was also the catalyst that upended just about everything. Om namah shivaya.

The opportunity to merge yoga with my nonprofit work and service as the Executive Director of  Grey Bears also came in 2010. How great is that? My classes offer a dynamic blend of movement, strength, music, flexibility and stillness designed to simply bring us more fully into each present moment. And hopefully someplace even deeper.

Class Schedule

Come and practice in one of my Zoom classes! Classes canceled week of April 21, 2021

Wednesdays

Hatha Flow + Restore
5:00 – 5:45pm

Fridays

All Levels Flow
3:30 – 4:25pm

Saturdays

Vinyasa Flow, your morning cup of power
9:30 – 10:40am

Classes are free – donations gratefully accepted:

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What Students Say

I wanted to start the New Year by thanking you for all of the yoga classes you have taught. They have helped me through so much over the last several years. Thank you for your guidance and your practice!”

I love Tim’s yoga classes! They’re fun, sweaty, invigorating, with insights and humor. I recommend Tim for new to seasoned yogis.


Tim’s classes have helped expand and deepen my practice. I love his approach to yoga – physically challenging and reverential, and I always leave feeling better, stronger and more open.

Musings from my blog

Some random thoughts…

One of the most iconic quotes by the late Guruji, K. Pattabhi Jois, is: “Yoga is 99 percent practice and 1 percent theory.” What I think he meant was that the postures hold the secret of revealing what we can’t always see in ourselves. We can […]
Imagine our practice aiming us toward being a Siddha that nurtures shelter (structure) and sanctuary (safety/protection). Siddha is the accomplished one, or one who has achieved spiritual realization and supernatural power (a shift in the sense of reality and inner perception). The only place this practice lives […]
There’s something about the sunrise that evokes optimism and possibility and stirs the beginner’s mind. It’s nature’s way of clearing the slate, gaining perspective and connecting us back to our own internal rhythms. In yoga, beginner’s mind keeps the practice fresh, allowing us to discover the […]
I’m sure you’ve all experienced some of these awe-inspiring sunsets we’ve been getting this winter. Watching the sun’s quiet, slow descent is a reminder of what ancient cultures understood: everything is part of the living universe and that the sun, moon, earth and planets influence each […]
I was remembering Woody Allen’s quote, “80 percent of success is just showing up.” But it was something else he said that got me thinking: “Tradition is the illusion of permanence.” Over time our yoga practice inevitably changes. Each time we show up on the mat […]
January was named for the Roman god Janus because his spirit took up residence in doorways and arches, transitions, time and duality. Janus had the magical gift of being able to look forward and backward, e.g. between years, into the future and the past, and presiding […]

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timbrattan@gmail.com

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