Charlie Johnson is a retired chemical engineer who now teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, yoga, meditation and the Dharma in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. He has practiced meditation and yoga since 1972. He has studied Tibetan Buddhism and for the last 10 years has practiced in the Theravada tradition at Spirit Rock and is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Program. He is a certified yoga teacher, registered with the Yoga Alliance. Charlie leads the Friday Open Sangha at the East Bay Meditation Center and is a member of their governing board.