Brian Liem has practiced yoga and meditation with devotion, humor, and compassion for over twenty-five years.
A sample of recent and upcoming teaching and speaking engagements, and articles:
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 @ the NYCDOE inaugural keynote
Queer Liberation for the New Year, OUTBreath/Mindful NYU retreat co-teacher; the first ever LGBTQ+ meditation retreat at NYU or any university in the country
Work x5: Business Professionalism and Ethics, Adhikara Teacher Training. How to navigate integrity and yoga business professionalism. Manifesting your vision of becoming a professional yoga teacher and creating multiple contribution streams ethically.
Un-special Ed: Mindfulness at Any Age, An ongoing project of mindfulness in education from kindergarten through higher ed.
Previous engagements and recognition include:
Senior Teacher, Teacher Training Faculty member, Programs Director, and longest serving employee (12 years), OM yoga center, NYC
Shala Yoga House, now:yoga co-founder and teacher (6 years)
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
21 Famous Top Yoga Teachers in America: The Next Generation of Yoga Teachers, Yoga Journal. Featured as one of 21 “next generation” yoga teachers in the U.S.
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.
10th Annual Mindfulness and Education Conference, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. A convening of seminal leaders in the fields of mindfulness in education and Social-Emotional Learning.
2019 New York University LGBTQ Student Center Lavender Graduation: Todd M Smith & Bob Butler Staff Dedication Award nominee.
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.