PAST EVENTS: Dec 8 Farm to Table Yoga Lunch w/ Jason Bowman
Join us for our first Wildsoul experience at an urban farm in Berkeley, Urban Adamah. We are so excited to welcome one of our favorite teachers in San Francisco to our favorite farm in Berkeley to put on our last event of the season.
A yoga class w/ Jason Bowman starts the day followed by a farm tour around Urban Adamah, and a delicious 4-course meal with our guest chef.
10:30 - Guests Arrive
11:00 - Yoga Class with Jason Bowman
12:30 - Farm tour
1:30 - Farm to table lunch by Anna Buss and Mario Hernandez
Yoga Teacher: Jason Bowman
Hailing from Boulder Colorado, Jason Bowman began the journey of yoga while studying audio engineering at the University of Colorado. Always drawn to the meeting point between art and technology, yoga was an intuitive avenue to explore their union. His practice and teaching have been greatly influenced by Ashtanga Yoga as he’s learned it from Richard Freeman and Vipassana Meditation as he’s learned it from SN Goekna.
Jason took part in Freeman’s Teacher’s Intensive in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and taught regular led classes, Mysore and workshops at his studio, The Yoga Workshop until moving to San Francisco. He has completed five silent Vipassana courses and finds great congruency between the meditation practice and the yoga practice. Additionally Maty Ezraty’s Teacher’s Intensive and Mysore guidance in 2011 and 2012 have continued to fuel his love for alignment and detail. The impression that both she and Freeman have left on Jason can be felt in his strong ability to teach the physical practice alongside the philosophical with insight and character.
Jason has excelled in teaching teachers and providing continuing education to various yoga communities. He has led eight 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher trainings as well as regular immersions, workshops, retreats and guest lecture series both at home and around the country.
Jason is well known for his ability to be thorough while maintaining a light-hearted sense of humor. His classes encourage a personal examination of the space between theory and direct experience and his love for the practice shines through in his ability to teach with a concrete yet creative voice. Jason has a knack for breaking down poses with a keen eye for detail. His classes are consistently fun and challenging while always in tune with the underlying philosophical inquiry that makes the practice so beautiful.
The Farm: Urban Adamah
Urban Adamah is an educational farm and community center in Berkeley, California, that integrates the practices of Jewish tradition, sustainable agriculture, mindfulness and social action to build loving, just and sustainable communities. We provide educational programs and community celebrations for more than 5,000 visitors a year, as well as a residential fellowship program for young adults that combines organic farming, progressive Jewish living and social justice internships. Urban Adamah also offers innovative, farm-based programs for school-age children. Our organic farm produces a diverse yield of crops, all of which we donate to the local community through food banks and our weekly Free Farm Stand.
Urban Adamah is pleased to share our bounty with our neighbors who don’t otherwise have access to fresh produce. We donate 90% of the produce we grow through a weekly Free Farm Stand that we run in partnership with local food banks and social service agencies. The harvest we don’t give away is eaten by our fellows and staff who work the farm, and some shares are given as special gifts to funders of the program. Since we harvested our first crops, we’ve spread the veggie love by donating over 25,000 lbs. of produce.
Anna Buss and Mario Hernandez
Anna Buss and Mario Hernandez are Farmers’ Market Chef’s. They travel around the Bay Area giving cooking demonstrations at over seventy markets. Their objective is to promote farms while getting people excited about cooking with whole foods. For recipes and demo schedules, check out their Facebook page: