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John Yoga

Fallin' Angel

Dr. John Rettger is currently relocating to San Diego CA. He previously taught yoga in San Francisco Bay Area from 2010-2019.

Off the mat he was the Director of Mindfulness at the Stanford University Early Life Stress & Pediatric Anxiety Program. He is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY27863) at Good Therapy San Diego at Encinitas and a meditation and yoga teacher.

John’s training background includes a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, a master’s degree in Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and certification as a yoga teacher with specialized training in teaching yoga to youth.

He has co-authored scholarly articles on mindfulness and trauma-informed psychotherapy interventions, co-edited a mindfulness for youth book, and has published numerous online articles on mindfulness, compassion, psychology, meditation and yoga. His work has been featured on the PBS NewsHour, San Francisco’s KALW Local Public Radio, local online newspapers, yoga blogs and internationally published in Yoga Therapy Ireland. John continues to write articles for He is passionate about being a lifelong student of mindfulness, yoga, and Existential-Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology.

For those interested in learning more about John’s work as a psychologist, please visit


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