Trishna Horvath

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About The Teacher

Trishna Horvath traveled to Bali in 1987 (at age 20) to study mask dance with I.B. Anom. She was inspired to share the experience of immersion in a culture through the study of a specific art, and returned in less than a year with a group of ten students participating in a three week immersion. Since then, periodically she has created traditional arts immersions, and in recent years has rededicated her attention to that.

She has a passion for discovering the ‘yoga’ or integrating force in dance, music, and art, and as well the intrinsic artistry in the life discipline of yoga.
Trishna began teaching yoga in 1998. In the ten years previous to that she traveled often in Asia, studying mask dance in Bali, Traditional Thai Massage with The Sunshine Network and Master Pichet Boonthume in Thailand, and Yoga with Saras Kumar Binjola in India. Her approach to yoga is greatly inspired by her ongoing study of  Sanskrit based philosophy. She enjoys incorporating esoteric information and practices into a Hatha Yoga format. Modern and ethnic dance, as well as years studying physical theater technique also influence her teaching style.

Trishna calls her practice “Being Yoga” and since 2002 has added yoga retreats to her travel offerings. She has taught classes, workshops and retreats in Thailand, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Turkey, and throughout California. Since 1998 she has provided a regular schedule of classes in West Marin and now San Francisco.
Trishna is excited to share the opportunity that Hatha Yoga offers: to realize the self as Yoga. Union. Contingency. Wholeness which is nourished by and nourishing to… the greater whole.

In the Fall of 2005, Trishna spent time in Nepal immersed in a rich introduction to Charya Nritya, a Newar Buddhist mudra dance meditation. This dance and song practice and its related sadhana has become for her a way to learn about Himalayan Buddhism. She is grateful for her teachers in this form; Ritu Bajracharya, Kanaiya Shakya and for guidance from 1994 until 2016 with Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya.
In 2009, Trishna took a three month sabbatical in India, and while in Varanasi, studied Indian devotional singing at the Academy of Music founded by Pandit Shivnath Mishra and Deobrat Mishra. In 2012, She enjoyed a month of Khalbelia Dance study with Raki Khalbelia, in Pushkar, India.

Trishna has held retreats in California, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, and Turkey.

What students say:

“Yoga with Trishna has helped me find compassion for myself and those around me by creating flexibility in my mind, body, and heart”. ~ Sandra W.

“I have attended retreats in the Healing arts, Yoga, and Taijiwuqiguan around the world with master teachers. Trishna is a very unique teacher. Her passion for the science of yoga and her dedication to knowing her Self grant her an outstanding opportunity to lead students to the inner yoga. She has always invited me to witness my own process and to neither go further nor fall short of where I am in the very moment. I have attended two of her retreats and left a far stronger woman than when I arrived… I cannot say enough about her ability to work with people of varying levels of practice and meet each fully. I feel she has a living practice that she is able to impart as well as other master teachers I have worked with and she offers it with a grace and humility that is very refreshing. I look forward to my next retreat with her. ~ Amelia N.


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  • Michelle Schwartz   December 30, 2017

      Private Yoga for a Family Reunion

    Trishna was a wonderful teacher for our family yoga class on Thanksgiving morning. We have a tradition of doing yoga together despite our wide range of ages (25-77) and yoga experience (novice to experienced) and Trishna was able to teach and cue us so that everyone had a meaningful experience. She is a very thoughtful and experienced yogi !

  • Annonymous   September 21, 2017

      Presence and Dedication

    I have worked with Trishna for many years. Attending her retreats in California as often as possible. I love her dedication to my individual success and spiritual and physical growth. I will continue to attend her retreats whenever I am able to do so. Hopefully I will be in California for her annual winter retreat. It is the best way to start a new year and the location and hot springs are magical. ~ Amelia Straton

  • Annonymous   September 21, 2017

      Experience AND Passion

    Trishna has been my yoga teacher for over a decade, and the impact she has made on my life is profound. She is the most studied teacher I know: her classes are fluid and concentrate on an oscillation between inner and outer strength, and her guided meditations and mantras immediately place you in the perfect state for her yogic flow. She is careful about her students' bodies, encouraging an approach that allows risk but prevents injury. Her smile and laugh is contagious, and her classes are filled with joy as well as a quiet respect for this sacred tradition. Her technique follows me into every yoga studio, and her spirit stays in my heart. ~Molly Maguire

You are a living embodiment of the kindness, love, and appreciation you dare to offer. The more you share it with others, the brighter you shine. Matt Kahn

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.