Rolf Gates is author of the acclaimed yogic philosophy book Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, as well as the newly released: Meditations on Intention and Being: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion. He conducts yoga workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and coaching and mentorship programs throughout the U.S., abroad and online.
A former addictions counselor and U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who has practiced meditation for over twenty-five years, Rolf brings his eclectic background to his practice and his teachings. As the descendent of six generations of ministers, he gained an understanding of service and dedication at a very early age. He is pleased to be working with the US Military on sustainable care for troops and their families.
Rolf also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Yoga Service Council and Mindful Yoga Therapy.
Rolf’s work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Yoga Journal, ORIGIN Magazine, Natural Health, People Magazine, and Travel and Leisure’s “25 Top Yoga Studios in the World.” He and his wife, Mariam Gates (author of Good Night Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story and Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story) live in Santa Cruz, California with their two children.