Thousand Petals Yoga is co-founded by Sommer and Paul Sobin. For the past 20 years we have dedicated ourselves to the study of yoga, meditation, and spiritual practice. We are playful, lighthearted and serious about waking up to the fullness of life. We are passionate about movement, playing music, creating community, healthy eating, plant medicine and being of service. We have taught hundreds of teachers through our teacher training programs and thousands of students in our public classes, workshops and retreats.
Our favorite place to lead retreats is Italy (we did say we were passionate about healthy eating). We were certified Anusara teachers from 2004-2012 and served on the Anusara certification board for many years, assisting teachers through the rigorous certification process. Since 2012 we have been carving our own path.
We live in the forest outside of Chapel Hill, NC along with our two children. We love to walk in the woods, grow our own food and hang outside on hot, humid southern evenings. Paul likes to take cold showers. Sommer likes to be warm. Like yin and yang, we are meant to be. Our classes are challenging but filled with humor and play. There is no judgment. Come as you are and experience profound depth in your yoga practice.