About

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Brian Liem has practiced yoga and meditation with devotion, humor, and compassion for over twenty-five years.


Presently teaching:

Mindful NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life: yoga

Mindfulness Teaching Bench and OUTBreath NYU: meditation

Equinox: yoga and meditation

The Shala Yoga House: yoga

Private one on one: yoga and meditation


A sample of recent and upcoming teaching and speaking engagements, and articles:

Give Yourself Space: Be Absent, TEDxNYU closing talk

Stepping off the Hamster Wheel, Good Men Project article

What is Meditation?: How Can I Use Meditation on the Cusp of Reading Over 60,000 Admission Applications?!, NYU Global Admissions Team Annual Conference keynote

Mindfulness in Education, New York City Department of Education, Mindfulness @ Work Employee Resource Group inaugural keynote

Queer Liberation for the New Year, OUTBreath/Mindful NYU retreat co-teacher

Work x5 Workshop, Adhikara Teacher Training. How to navigate integrity and business professionalism.  Manifesting your vision as a professional yoga teacher. Ethics and business.

Un-special Ed: Mindfulness at Any Age, An ongoing project of mindfulness in education from kindergarten through higher ed.


Previous engagements and recognition:

Senior Teacher and Teacher Training Faculty member, OM yoga center in NYC

Programs Director, and longest serving employee, OM yoga center

Over 1000 RYT hours

Led numerous workshops, conferences, retreats, special events and teacher trainings

B.A. in Psychology, with a focus on Social Work, and a B.A. in English, with a focus on Creative Writing

The Next Generation of Yoga Teachers, Yoga Journal. Featured as one of 21 “next generation” yoga teachers under 40

The Way of Shambhala, Completed all levels of Shambhala training

Warrior’s Assembly, Shambhala. Dorje Denma Ling, Nova Scotia

Gay Men’s Spirituality Project, Honored to be the yoga teacher and a representative at the Project, a gathering of over 200 international gay spiritual leaders and visionaries to help further the ongoing discussion of what it means to be LGBT and spiritual.

BrianTEDxNYU

With deep, joyful gratitude he thanks his many teachers and students, his parents, friends, husband and son.

He’d love to connect and continue being the conduit of the yoga teachings.

“It’s always a new joy to take my seat as a yoga teacher where I can breathe life into and share teachings that might inspire and empower discovery of what brings you joy, and teach you to light up and deepen your worlds.”

Yoga with Brian is not just a class, it’s an event, a party, an all inclusive one to boot.  Newcomers always feel welcomed and regulars have a home.  The class is fresh.  Brian’s sequences will keep you on your toes and laughing.  You float out of class not quite believing what took place.” – Sandy M.





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