Stuart Hanna

About The Teacher

Stuart first connected to the healing arts in 1996 while still working as a Hollywood screenwriter. He became certified in Transformational Bodywork™, through the Pacific School of Healing Arts and it’s founder, Fred Mitouer PhD.

Soon after Stuart attended his first  yoga class.  In 2002 Stuart completed his first Yoga Teacher Training with Certified Anusara teachers Noah Maze and Naime Jezzeny and soon thereafter he co-founded Mission Street Yoga in South Pasadena. That studio quickly became the benchmark for exceptional heart-based neighborhood yoga kulas (communities) in Southern California and beyond.

Stuart completed his certification hours through advanced training with John Friend, Sianna Sherman, Darren Rhodes and philosophy teachers, Dr. Douglas Brooks, Paul Mueller Ortega and Sally Kempton.

Into the Asana sets,  Stuart weaves secular teachings of earth based wisdom, psychology, religious studies and humanist Rajanaka Tantra as conveyed to him by his teacher Dr. Douglas Brooks. Stuart is known for his down to earth teaching style, his big heart and dry, or sometimes very wet sense of humor!

Stuart recently fulfilled his dream of  creating Svatantria,  a boutique yoga and mediation retreat center in the Southern California Mountain community of Juilan, CA, shooting distance form Los Angeles and San Diego.

Stuart is also the founder of Dharma Tribe™ yoga and wellness studio management software and the co-screenwriter of Starhawk’s novel, the Fifth Sacred Thing which is currently in pre-production.


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