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Who is Inryu Bobbi Ponce-Barger?

Bobbi's name, ShinChi Inryu, "Body Wisdom Hidden Dragon" written as a "chop" on Japanese paper
Bobbi’s Dharma name is ShinChi Inryu, “Body Wisdom Hidden Dragon”


Rev. Inryu Bobbi Ponce-Barger is an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center.  The name Shin Chi Inryu,  (身知隱竜) “Body Wisdom Hidden Dragon” was given to her by her root teacher Dairyu Michael Wenger Roshi. Inryu is a founding member of and serves as the resident Priest for All Beings Zen Sangha which is a  Branching Streams Sangha.


Inryu is also an associate member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association of America.

Associate Member Soto Zen Buddhist Association of America
Associate Member Soto Zen Buddhist Association of America


What is Bagheera Yoga?

Inryu Bobbi leading a yoga class at Woodburn Hill Farm (see Inryu in center of picture)

Bagheera Yoga is a style of yoga developed by Master Yoga Teacher Bobbi Ponce-Barger over her 27 years of practice. She is recognized by the American National Yoga Alliance as a teacher of teachers holding the designation of ERYT-500, and enjoys invitations to work with retreat groups and individual yoga students to provide guidance on proper alignment, breathing and the Bagheera philosophic approach to the practice of yoga.

Her registry can be found at: