surfing Rabbi Yoga teacher meditation Kabbalah Judaism spirituality
surfing Rabbi Hanniel Levenson Yoga teacher meditation Kabbalah Judaism spirituality

The Vision
The House of Surf and Prayer is an integral holistic approach to spirituality. The world is our Sanctuary, and the core practices are meditation, yoga, chanting, surfing, sacred art, study, and social action. Inquire with Hanniel about retreats, individual study, and collaborations!

surfing Rabbi Hanniel Levenson Yoga teacher meditation Kabbalah Judaism spirituality
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"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."

John Kabat-Zinn


Surfing is one of the adventure activities incorporated into our community. It is a way to engage with the natural environment and strengthen our  connection to the divine in nature. Surfing and all activities in nature provide a sacred meeting ground for communal gatherings. Whether it is surfing, dipping your toes in the water, or sitting quietly watching the waves; the ocean is a re-envisioned Mount Sinai. A place where we all can gather and collectively experience the divinity that permeates all existence. The Ocean is the womb of the earth and to be held by it reminds us of what it means to be a child again. To surrender and let the Source of all life hold us.



Rabbi Hanniel Levenson, was born in Haifa, Israel and his formative years were shaped in Manhattan, NYC. Hanniel received a B.A. in Religion & Art from New York University, a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from Bard College, and Rabbinical Ordination from The Academy for Jewish Religion. Hanniel was also a competitive gymnast for 15 years and is now a yoga teacher, painter, designer, and Surfer.


Hanniel asks all free seekers and spiritual warriors to join him on the body-mind-soul train. Life is a journey in practices of playfulness, liberation, and cosmic wonder. Drawing upon the wisdom masters of the world's traditions and cultivating the ritual architect potential in all.