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, Faculty Advisor and OUTBreath NYU: meditation

Corporate Mindfulness Coaching: meditation and yoga

Private one on one: yoga, meditation and mindfulness

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

I Burned Out in College, Thrive Global article

Tools for Surviving School, Medium 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 @ the NYCDOE inaugural keynote

Mindful and Mind-empty, Good Men Project article

What Going to School Did and Didn’t Teach Me, Medium article

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.

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.

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.


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.