Jaimal Yogis is a writer, teacher, and outdoorsman with a special love of surfing. His most recent book, All Our Waves Are Water, is a Harper Collins memoir that The BBC called “Best Beach Read of 2017” and The San Francisco Chronicle called “evocative…articulate, and genuinely funny.” Jaimal is also the author of Saltwater Buddha, a coming-of-age memoir about running away to Hawaii at 16 and eventually winding up at Columbia Journalism School. Saltwater was praised by The Times of London, translated into numerous languages and turned into a feature documentary film. Jaimal’s second book, The Fear Project, is a journalistic and scientific book featured in Oprah, Outside, and Forbes about how we can live more courageously and fully through mindfulness, sports, and relationships.
A graduate of Columbia Journalism school, Jaimal’s writing has won several journalism awards and appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, ESPN Magazine, and many others. A longtime meditation and yoga practitioner who lived in a Buddhist (Ch’an) monastery for a year after high school and Himalayan Buddhist meditation and yoga centers during college, Jaimal also studies and teaches meditation and yoga in San Francisco and at places like Spirit Rock, Kripalu, and 1440 Multiversity. Jaimal is also a frequent speaker on the psychology of mindfulness and courage. He has spoken at Silicon Valley companies, advertising agencies, and universities like UCSF and UC Berkeley.