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Harshada David Wagner


Harshada David Wagner is a master meditation instructor, author, artist, dad, and wisdom teacher with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Classically trained in the wisdom traditions of Yoga, Bhakti, Vedanta, and Tantra, his teachings come from his decades of working with people helping them learn to live more fulfilling, soul-centered, purpose driven lives. The Sanskrit name Harshada was given to him by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda in 1996,  meaning "the bringer of joy, laughter, and delight".

Harshada is a teacher of "applied yoga philosophy" he offers teachings and practices from the yoga tradition, but only ones that help people to get free, transform their vision of life, and serve their world in a better way. 


He's known as a down-to-earth, lighthearted teacher who is able to help people get to the "deep stuff" fast. He offers a balance of grounded, approachable style of teaching with the most profound ancient wisdom and classical mystic practices. He is a dynamic speaker and storyteller and is considered one of the best meditation teachers of his generation. 

He is the author of the men's book Backbone (Penguin 2015), and On the Field of Dharma (about the Bhagavad Gita), and is currently working on a modern translation of and commentary on the 10 century Tantric text known as the Shiva Sutra. 


He is the proud father of two and lives with his family in Ojai, California when he is not traveling to offer retreats and seminars.   

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