Members - North America
Domingos Antonio Goncalves de Oliveir
Emissary Instructor of Suddha Dharma Mandalam Canada. President of Yoga Brahma Vydia Shala Canada section.Graduated in Biology in 1986, holds a Master in Cell and Molecular Biology issued by the University of the State of São Paulo in 1998 (Brazil), and a Masters in Entomology (Molecular Genetics) issued by the University of California, Davis (USA) in 2000. Graduated as Ayurveda Therapist with Swami Narayananand Ayurved Saraswati (Dr. Jose Ruguê), at the Yoga Brahma Vidyalaya School, with a practical internship in Panchakarma and Massage Therapy at he Suddha Sabha clinic in Brazil, being certified as Ayurveda and Yoga therapist in March 2007
founder, has had a yoga practice since 1992 and strictly Iyenger method for 12 years. She choses Iyengar Yoga, or more precisely, it chose her, due to the detailed arrangement of the body and mind. The process is true to the 8 limbs of Yoga with Ahimsa (non violence) being primordial. It is taught respecting everyone’s body in the present moment. We can let go to hold on and hold on to let go.Discover how yoga can transform one’s self through the knowledge of one’s self.
Phone : 514 661 6106
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Bhuvaneswari Devi is a self realize mystic who stimulates the evolution of human consciousness though teachings, conferences, retreats and initiations.
She is an internationally recognized spiritual teacher with her carrying her teachings to Canada, USA, Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, India, Korea, UK., Ecuador and Mexico. She is the founder of Bhuvaneswari Teachings, and Club Yoga for children. She is the author of ” The Temple of Grace,” “Be me be Here,” and “ Guilt Free Motherhood”. Her library of meditations, teachings and courses are extensive and available on line. She has countless audio and video lectures, meditations and audio books. Much could be said about her humanology education and her 30-years of experience, however, it is her presence, simplicity and directness that make every lecture a real jewel of wisdom. To learn about her work, retreats and her national and international appearances:
Yogacharya Dr. Binod Baral
Is also a medical doctor with MD and PhD
degrees. After getting trained in Hatha Yoga by swami Shree Krishna
Shaharsha Buddhe from Bombay in his early student period, he achieved the
highest level of spirituality. While in Europe, he was invited by Dr.
Narayan Dutta Shrimali (
to his Ashram - Pitampura, Delhi in 1997, and was blessed by Shrimaliji
with Shaktipaat and numerous secret Tantric knowledge. Not everyone had
opportunity to meet in person with Shrimaliji that time, but Shrimaliji
used to come out to the entrance to meet Dr.Binod and take him to his
private room of the Ashram.
Yogacharya Dr. Binod has attained getting success - so called "Siddhi"in 2
pairs of Sadhanas ( he doesn't want to mention the names though), and is
the only Disciple who is representing Swami Nikhileshwaranand Ji Maharaj
in North America present days.
To heal physical ailments, Yogacharya Dr. Binod applies the secret
knowledge of yoga, pranayamas, meditation & tantra to strengthen the
overall body power to resist infection. His teaching is called "Healing
While asking how has it become possible for him to help people, he says: "
I use complex methods combined from different parts of Esotericism. Simply
speaking, a ball with cosmic energy is formed from the space and is
directed to the sick organ through the various breathing techniques
Yogacharya Dr. Binod Baral; MD, PhD
Espace Ayurvéda is an Ayurvedic center in Montreal, Qc.
We offer Ayurvedic health consultation
and many Ayurvedic massages and treatments,
(French & English) with a great team of therapists
to take care of you.
(Marma, kalari, Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Udvarthana etc...)
We also have a public and professional school.
(French only for now)
More information in french on our website
Phone.: 514 . 845 . 7745
Adress: 428 Gilford street, Mtl, H2J 1N2
Espace Ayurvéda est un centre de médecine Ayurvédique situé à Montréal, Qc.
Nous offrons des consultations de santé Ayurvédiques
et de nombreux massages et traitements ayurvédiques,
(français et anglais) avec une belle équipe de thérapeutes
pour bien prendre soin de vous.
(Marma, Kalari, Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Udvarthana etc ...)
Nous avons aussi une école publique et professionnelle.
(En français seulement pour le moment)
Plus d'informations en français sur notre site web (voir plus bas)
Téléphone .: 514. 845. 7745
Adresse: 428 rue Gilford, Mtl, H2J 1N2
Site Web: www.espaceayurveda.ca
Facebook: Espace Ayurveda
Mardi: 10h à 18h, Mercredi au Vendredi: 10h à 19h,
Samedi: 10h à 17h, Dimanche et Lundi: FERMÉ
Au plaisir de vous rencontrer !
Web site: www.espaceayurveda.ca
Facebook: Espace Ayurveda
"Ram Vakkalanka is an internationally known Nada Yogi, Sanskrit expert, Kirtan artist and Meditation instructor. Based in Toronto, Canada, Ram travels all around the world sharing his deep knowledge of Yoga philosophy, Nada Yoga and Sanskrit. So far, 16 CDs and 1 DVD of his works have been released. Ram's talks are broadcast on Radio and TV. His articles are published in print as well as on line. Ram's on-line video course on 'The Origin and Evolution of Yoga' (available at www.globalmindbody.org) is considered as one of the most comprehensive works on the subject. For more about his work, please visit www.aksharayoga.com."
Has been practicing yoga since 2001. She is the founder of Janati Yoga School in Kingston, ON, Canada. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (ERYT500) and graduated from the Kripalu School of Ayurveda as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, 500-Hr Level Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher, and an Ayurvedic Health Consultant. Passionate about providing people with the tools they need to take ownership of their health and wellness, she encourages her students and clients to tap into their own potential and take conscious steps toward their self care and healing. Mona believes that teaching yoga is a profoundly meaningful spiritual practice that requires an ever-evolving understanding of technique and the deeper meaning within those techniques. Core values of integrity, compassion, simplicity, and kindness are woven into the fabric of her practice and her work, and she encourages a deep commitment to the practice in order to achieve the best results and benefits. Mona’s success in teaching yoga and Ayurveda revolves around maintaining her own personal practice. Believing strongly in the philosophy of “filling your well and giving from your overflow”, her own positive healing experience with yoga is what drives her commitment to helping others. Offerings: one on one Ayurvedic Health Consultations, public and private yoga classes, 200-hr & 300-hr Level Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Location: Janati Yoga School in Kingston Ontario Canada
Hemant Gupta, DNM, MD (Ayurveda)
Dr. Hemant Gupta is a renowned scholar, researcher and practitioner of Ayurveda. A Doctorate in Natural Medicine from Canada, Dr. Gupta completed his masters in Kayachikitsa (Ayurvedic Internal Medicine) from National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur. Founder and Director of Shree Ma Ayurveda Institute and Wellness Centre in Ontario (Canada), Dr. Gupta is a veteran in Ayurveda bringing over 30 years of expertise in Panchakarma, Marma Therapy, Natural healing and Teaching, Yoga, and more. He is also Founder and President of Canadian Ayurvedic Members Alliance (CAMA). Dr. Gupta has been credited for introducing and establishing Ayurvedic curriculum and medicine practices in various respected educational institutions in Canada, USA, and across the world. As a Curriculum Director at College of Vedic Medicine, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, he developed curriculum from masters, graduate, and undergraduate levels, and now setting up courses (online/offline). Currently Dr Gupta is Adjunct faculty for Ayurveda course at “Ottawa School of Embodied Therapy”, Yoga & Tea Studio, Canadia School of Holistic Nutrition, Institute of Holistic Nutrition. In 2011, he was honoured with Charak Award by AAPNA, in recognition of excellence in teaching and his valuable contributions to Ayurveda in North America.Dr. Gupta has been invited by many universities and has spoken at conferences and workshops from faculties of Japan, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Holland, Switzerland, India, and USA. He has published many research papers; a few are ‘Psycho-physiological correlates of the dosha theory of mind and body’, ‘ Effect of reading Sanskrit on brainwave coherence’, ‘An Empirical Study of Clinical Correlates of Traditional Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis '
Phone: 613 422 0936
Is certified yoga teacher and a founder of Academy for Living Healthy, and Yoga Center within. She has been practicing yoga for last ten years, under supervision of Jadranko Miklec.She became a yoga teacher after four years of education at Jadranko Miklec’s school (Association for sport and recreation "SUN") where she studied a program of Science of Vedic Yoga.
Daniela lives and works in United States of America (New Jersey).
She is grateful to her teacher Jadranko, who unselfishly gave her knowledge and ability to help people to see life in different and better way.
Phone: +1 908 887 0390
Acharya Girish Jha
Educator and mentor, 26 years of experience in Authentic Yoga – Education, Research, Training, Therapy. 23 years of working in the field of Yoga - Education, Research, Training, Therapy, Promotion in National Institute of Yoga, Govt. of India. Experience in Administration, Policy Making, Project Preparation, Writing Yoga articles, Research Projects, organizing Seminars, workshops, Conferences’ etc.
Larry began his Yoga practice with Marni Sclaroff in 2002. Soon thereafter he was practicing Iyengar Yoga with Joan White and Jivamukti Yoga with Shiya Mangel. In 2004 he began practicing with Seane Corn. In 2008 he began a daily Mysore Ashtanga practice as a student of Noah Williams. He currently practices Mysore daily with Angelique Sandas. In 2007 Larry commenced his Ayurvedic training with Ed Zadlo (Acharya Premananda) and completed his first 100 hour Ayurvedic training. In 2008 he had the fortunate opportunity to travel to Rishikesh, India with Ed and to spend 2 weeks with Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri, renowned author and founder of American Institute of Vedic Studies) and Shambhavi Chopra. He completed his 200 hour Vinyasa training at Shanti Yoga Shala and a 500 hour Ashtanga Apprenticeship with Greg Nardi. In July of 2012 he began Dr. David Frawley’s “American Institute of Vedic Studies 500 hour Ayurvedic Healing Course for Health Care Professionals” to become a Certified Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor under the tutelage of Ed Zado. He graduated in October 2013.
Dr. Marc Halper
President of California College of Ayurveda, Founding Director: National Ayurvedic Medical Association, Founding Director of California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, Advisor of Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine (India) and Advisor of Light on Ayurveda Journal (USA).
Dr. Marc Halpern is an internationally respected expert in the field of Ayurvedic medicine and Yoga Therapy, Dr. Halpern received the award for Best Ayurvedic Physician from the Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. A. Ramdas. He is a co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. He is on the advisory board of Light on Ayurveda Journal in the United States and the Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine in Varansi, India. Dr. Halpern has published articles in popular journals and magazines of Ayurveda and Yoga including Yoga Journal. He is also a contributing writer in several important books on Ayurveda published in the USA and India (Globalizing Ayurveda, Ayurveda: Natures Medicine and Clinician’s Guide to Complimentary and Alternative Medicine).
Pandit Vamadeva Shastri
One of the few Westerners ever recognized in India as a Vedacharya or teacher of the ancient wisdom. In 1991, he was named Vamadeva Shastri, after the great Vedic Rishi Vamadeva. In 1995 he was given the title of Pandit along with the Brahmachari Vishwanathji award for his knowledge of the Vedic teaching. Vamadeva is a prolific and renowned author on a vast array of topics ranging from Vedanta, to yoga to Ayurveda. He is also a distinguished speaker and teacher in USA as well as in India and has lectured at most of the major Vedantic and Yogic institutions in both countries.
Niranjan Mehta comes from a Jain business family. This family has a tradition of using Vedic astrology and gemstones very successfully. They have been royal advisors to ruling families in Kathiadwad (Gujarat) and in the business community for 16 generation (it is on document). As most of his family members have had a college education since 1830, they have an extremely rational approach and scientific mind to evaluate the effects and benefits of what gemstones they use. Also, his grandfather, Nautamlal Kamdar (Mehta) was a pioneer in introducing diamond cutting in 1909 in Jetpur, India.
Sandra Summerfield Kozak M.S. (MahaSarasvati)
Is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher who has been studying and teaching yoga full time for 35 years. She teaches workshops throughout North America and has been teaching seminars in Europe and the U.K. for the last 15 years. Sandra is currently the Director of International Yoga Studies, an internationally affirmed teacher certification program and the President of Light Transitions Tapes, which produces the popularBreathSounds breathing tapes. She has been an advisory board member for the Yoga Research Center and for Yoga International Magazine, for which she was also a columnist. Sandra has served as Vice President of both Unity in Yoga International and the World Yoga Union. Sandra is the author of “Yoga For Your Type” along with David Frawley (Lotus Press 2000). She is the creator of BreathSounds CD’s also through Lotus Press (2003) and the author of “Forgiveness: The Yogic Path To Happiness” as well as numerous articles on yoga therapy and techniuqe. Sandra has been interviewed in 6 countries for books, magazines, and newspapers and has demonstrated yoga on national television in 4 countries. In national newspapers and magazines she has been called a modern day yoga master. Since 1973 Sandra has developed and presented nationally televised yoga segments, internationally accredited teacher training courses, accredited university yoga programs, and yoga vacations. Her Masters' thesis at the University of Nevada was on the "The Physiological Effects of Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation" and was one of earliest studies of its kind.Sandra is currently teaching yoga therapy and personal evolution in Benicia, California and writing her third book. She is also painting; Sandra's paintings are 'reflections of consciousness' from the yoga psychology in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.
His vision for a better today is focused on social and personal transformation through a balanced lifestyle according to the natural laws taught in Ayurveda. He originated the first yoga and ayurveda certification program in the United States based on the teachings of Vamadeva Shastri. Mas Vidal's teachings propagate the importance of individuality, responsibility and reflection through classical Yoga to accentuate deep personal healing. Mas is the founder and director of the Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda center in Los Angeles, California. The center that has impacted thousands of people over the last thirteen years. As a yogi, mystic and an ayurvedic practitioner that combines themes of Vedic astrology he ceaselessly continues striving deeper into the perennial relationship that spirit shares with nature. His teachings are creative and dynamic expressions of the Raja-Bhakti Yoga systems adapted into the wisdom of Ayurveda as a fully unified approach. Mas Vidals main influence is from the Kriya Yoga lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Tel. 323 934 VEDA (8332)
www.masvidalyoga.com / www.dancingshiva.com
Maryam Ovissi believes the most important asset in life is our Divine Trinity of spirit, body and mind. This philosophy has kept her in the health and fitness industry for over two decades. Maryam is the owner of BelovedYoga- a flow based studio located in Reston and Great Falls, Virginia. BelovedYoga has been a powerful nucleus in Reston & Great Falls for over 9 years, partnering with Reston Interfaith on many community projects as well as creating an annual event~ Love Your Body; Northern Virginia Yoga & Wellness Day ~ at the Reston Town Center every June for the last 5 years. Maryam Ovissi became an avid student of yoga in 1999, after studying privately with Simin Yahaghi, her first yoga teacher, in California. Since 2001, she has been teaching Hatha, Hatha Flow, Vinyasa, Prenatal and Mom & Baby classes. Maryam is a certified yoga instructor that has done numerous trainings including her 500 hr Teacher Training under the tutorledge of Bhekaji Lynch. She has continued to study with reknown teachers in the world of Yoga. Maryam is also the proud founder and developer of the BelovedYoga Teacher Training Programs: 200 hr Immersion, 300 hr Advance Teacher Training and 800 hr Modern Yoga Therapy. Her School meets the standards set by Yoga Alliance as well as International Association of Yoga Therapists. Maryam's personal mission as a teacher of yoga is to provide an opportunity for her students to have access to tools that allow self-healing, self-empowerment and self-realization. We are all trying to get back home and Yoga is a school of remembering our true self. Maryam is honored to be a part of this lineage. Although Bhekaji continues to serve as her main teacher, Maryam has discovered that all her students and her beloved husband and two amazing sons are her greatest teachers. Maryam and her husband Daryl also own Kamp Pendleton Personal Training Studio in Reston. For more information on Kamp Pendelton,
Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla
BAMS, MD-Ayurved, LMT, RAS, FAAS is an ayurvedic specialist who was classically trained in India and has been practicing and teaching ayurveda worldwide since 1988. Ayurveda is not just a system of alternative medicine, but is actually a comprehensive and ancient science of health. It is Dr. Shekhar’s belief that due to the open nature of ayurveda and its timeless principles, it is a boon to those of us living in the modern, stressful world. Dr. Shekhar’s mission is to educate and help people live healthier lives with ayurveda. He began his eight-year course of study in ayurveda at the age of 17, first at Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh, India and then at Gujarat Ayurved University in Gujarat, India, where he earned his Doctorate Degree in Ayurveda. He is also a Licensed Integrative Bodywork and Massage Therapist (LMT) and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E.R.Y.T.-500) with the Yoga Alliance and an instructor of therapeutic Hatha Yoga, having completed training at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Center in India. Shekhar is also a certified Pranic Healer and a Reiki Healer. From 1992 – 1994, Shekhar worked as an Associate Professor at N.K.J. Ayurvedic Medical College (Gulburga University), Bidar, Karnataka State, India. From 1994 – 2001, Shekhar has the opportunity to serve at Maharishi Vedic Schools and Universities in The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Trinidad, Guadeloupe, Jamaica (Caribbean Island), Colombia (South America), Canada, and the U.S.A. During his extensive travels, he delivered lectures and offered consultations on Ayurveda for health professionals and for the general public. He gave several newspaper interviews and radio talks on Ayurveda and was also interviewed on BBC’s Breakfast Television. Since 2002, Shekhar has been the Founding Director of Ojas LLC, Ayurveda Wellness Center, in Pennsylvania, USA. He is the Founder, President and Chairman of the Board of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) (www.aapna.org). He is Founding Director of Global Ayurveda Conferences, LLC, USA. Shekhar served on the Board of Directors for National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) from 2005-2010. He has taught ayurveda courses in many prestigious universities in the United States including University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), University of Medicine & Dentistry in NJ (UMDNJ), Hershey Medical School, Jefferson Medical School and others. He was awarded the “Tathagat International Excellence Award 2011” in Dubai and received the award “Ayurveda Khandantara Sthapanacharya” Award for promoting ayurveda around the globe. He is on the editorial board for Light on Ayurveda Journal, MA, USA. His passion and love for ayurveda fuels his vision for the development and growth of ayurveda, including creating and implementing high quality ayurvedic education and training programs in the west. It is AAPNA’s mission to bring ayurveda to the forefront of healing arts. With your support and encouragement, ayurveda will be accepted and integrated as a key complementary science to modern health care.
www.ojas.us & www.aapna.org
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Dr Vijay Jain
Dr. Vijay Jain brings more than 40 years of experience in General Surgery and 18 years of focused study of integrative medicine to his work with Amrit Yoga Institute. His intention is to integrate traditional/Western medicine with ancient Indian medicine and well-tried systems of healing from different cultures. He has studied mind/body medicine with Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD, Yoga Therapy from Vivekenanda Research Center in Bangalore, India, courses in Ayurvedic medicine with Dr. Sunil Joshi, MD (Ayurvedic) in Nagpur, India and courses in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil in Tucson, AZ. He has studied Ayurveda and Panchakarma with Dr. Prerak Shah , MD (Ayurvedic) in Ahmedabad. In addition to his surgery practice, Dr. Jain lectures on Ayurvedic Principles and Practices, and how to create Optimal Health. Recently, he has become interested in the science of raceful aging as it relates to holistic practices. Dr. Jain is the Medical Director of Amrit Ayurveda for Total Wellbeing in Salt Springs, Florida.
Started practicing yoga in the year 2002. I became a certified teacher in 2005. I am certified both in Original Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga), Advanced Hatha Yoga series (Gosh Liniege) as well as Power Yoga/Vinyasa flow, I have extensive experience in teaching several styles; hot yoga, hatha yoga, advanced hatha series, power yoga, vinyasa flow, yin yoga, kids yoga, teaching to all ages to all levels of fitness, as well as privates.Trained and certified in Reiki Master Level I & Mater Level II by a well known Asian Reiki Master Monk in Manila, Philippines in 2012. Having completed an extensive certification programs in various styles of yoga, as well as studying directly with and teaching directly for Master names such as; Bikram Choudhary (studied directly with Gosh, brother of Pramahansa Yogananda) and Bryan Kest (studied Asthanga yoga directly from Pattabi Jois.) along with 12 years practice, gained me extensive experince and knowledge in yoga. I conducted training classes for students and teachers. Approximately 2000 teachers trained across three continents - North America, Europe & Asia. Worked with many students and have extensive experience with variety of health problems such as Cancer, HIV/AIDS, arthritis, osteoporosis, hip related problems, many injuries, heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid, skin conditions, depression, disabilities, and more.Experienced with teaching an age group between 5 years old to up to 80+, as well as with many different fitness and health levels again ranging from non-actives, not-healthy to top well known athletes, Olympic medalers, world champions, and people who just want a healthy life style. Soon to start holding seminars in different studios globally.
Myra Lewin, yogini and spiritual guide, brings decades of experience as an Ayurvedic health practitioner and international Yoga and Ayurveda teacher trainer. Myra holds a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Study in Ayurveda and is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association in the USA.Grandfathered as an ERTY500 with Yoga Alliance at its inception, she continues to spread knowledge of authentic practices, founding Hale Pule Ayurveda and Yoga in Hawaii in 1999. She is the author of Freedom in your Relationship with Food and Simple Ayurvedic Recipes, as well as online training programs and courses:Getting Started with Ayurveda and Yoga Foundations. With extensive and practical wisdom, Myra and her team at Hale Pule provide Ayurvedic consultations, treatments, retreats, workshops, and Yoga Alliance 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings. This harmonized and holistic approach to wellness supports people around the world in all phases of life, health and spiritual pursuit.
Phone: +1 (415)484-8108
Hemalayaa has traveled the world empowering thousands of people internationally with her unique combination of yoga, dance, cathartic vocalization techniques and ‘on the road’ self-care rituals. Traveling non-stop for over a decade, Hemalayaa has now incorporated travel remedies as a part of her practice. Her unique focus and passion is teaching business, diplomatic and military staff how to find peace, health and routine while on the road. Through joyous movement and self-care rituals, she facilitates international workshops and retreats, as well as hosting her own TV show, “Bolly Blast” – Bollywood dance and yoga. She has also created numerous fitness DVDs for conscious and transformational movement through Bollywood dance and yoga. Hemalayaa provides tools to for experiencing a balanced state of being, true self-acceptance and a passion for life.
Hemalayaa has been featured in numerous publications such as Origin, Yoga Journal, LA Times, NY Times, and Shape, as well as on talk shows, such as Ellen, Lisa Oz, and Today. Her personal blogs inspire and motivate people to live vibrantly, joyously and radiantly. She is highly sought for individual yoga and health coaching, as well as major yoga event leadership globally.
Jo'Hán Chánt'Ney (Grand Canyon State, AZ (Navajo Nation)
Medicine Man; spokesman and Representor of the Diné Cultural and Spiritual Heritage; subscriber of Diné Hatałii Association, Inc. - Grand Canyon National Park Area, Navajo Nation, Arizona - Utah - New Mexico – US; honorable acknowledgement from the Arizona Governor's - Office of the Constituent Services of Phoenix on 2012 and from Navajo Nation Legislative Branch - Window Rock, AZ on 2008, 2012; member of the Human Science and Naturopathy Studies Center of Karalis, IT on 2014; member and Technician of the CSEN-CONI (National Educative Sportive Centre) from 2014; healer, Executor and Owner of the Circular Medicine's Act(C); expert and upholder of the Native American Old Traditions and Cosmic Symbology; operator of BioEnergetic and BioNatural Holistic Discipline, Oriental Naturopathy, Sportive e Holistic Massage; expert and Operator in Wellness and Holistic Line of the Inner Evolution Arts; Yoga and Reiki practising; Academy of Shiatzu helper; handmaker, Writer, Traditional Singer and Dancer; teacher of Music, Dance and Meditation ; Teacher of the Ethno-Medicine;
He teaches workshops and takes Congress and Multi-ethnic meeting throughout the World for the last 25 years. He plays Drums, Flutes, Rattles and performing with Voice and instruments into Country Styles, Blues, Soul and Ambience.
Editing and Producing: MusicalCD "HATAAŁ - I'm Moving Grand Canyon Lands" - (C) 2010 KJC's Eagle Creations;EBook "HATAAŁ" Prayer, Poems, Chants collection; Book "Si Xiang – Remember's Memories" Storyboard 1989, China – Edited on 2013; EBook "The Island of Future" Storyboard 1995 – Edited on 2001;
Aditi Laura Martin-Eagle
Aditi Laura Martin-Eagle is a Wise Earth Teacher and Sadhaka, trained directly by Maya Tiwari. In 2013, she was awarded the prestigious title of Sadhaka-Adept/Master Teacher in Wise Earth Ayurveda. She has been teaching classes on Food, Breath and Sound and Women’s Health since 2002, bringing her deep understanding of the sadhana practice to each of her classes.
In addition to her Wise Earth training, Laura is a C.A.S. (Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist) and P.K.S. (Pancha Karma Specialist) graduate through the California College of Ayurveda. She has also completed the Floracopeia Aromatherapy Foundations Certificate Program and is currently completing her MA in Ayurvedic Studies from Hindu University of America. She is a Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner with the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) and a member of National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).
Laura is the director of Moon Jewel Ayurveda Center and Be Moved Studio in Lawrence, Kansas.
More information is available at www.moonjewelayurveda.com
Jagadacharya Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai)
Jagadacharya Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai) is an internationally recognized authority on yoga and holistic living. Widely acknowledged for carrying the authentic voice of yoga to the world, he has been honored both in the U.S. and abroad. Some of his distinguished titles include International Yoga Grand Master from HH Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja, Portuguese Yoga Confederation. Doctor of Yoga, Jagadacharya (Universal Teacher), and the rare Vishwa Yoga Ratna, awarded by the President of India. Yogi Desai began teaching yoga in 1960, making him one of the earliest pioneers of yoga in the West. Following a profound life-transforming Kundalini awakening, he developed a methodology that altered the popular notion of yoga as a physical discipline and reintroduced a spiritual dimension to the practice of Hatha Yoga. He named this approach Kripalu Yoga: Meditation in Motion, in honor of his guru, Swami Kripalvanandji. The yoga society Yogi Desai founded eventually grew to become Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, one of the largest centers of its kind in America. The methodology he developed has evolved into the Amrit Method, which he continues to refine. Today, his approach is practiced by thousands around the world, with certified teachers in 45 countries. In 2000, Gurudev founded and continues to teach at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs Florida, where the dominant focus is on meditative awareness through the Integrative Amrit Methods. This added dimension extends the benefits beyond the body, creating new possibilities to widen the range of therapeutic applications and opportunities for healing professionals and anyone on the path of self-discovery.
-Ayurveda expert Lissa Coffey is the renowned authority on Ayurveda and Relationships.
-Her best-selling book “What’s Your Dosha, Baby? Discover the Vedic Way for Compatibility in Life and Love” is the only book ever published on Ayurveda and Relationships, and it has been translated into five languages.
-Dr. Vasant Lad wrote the foreword to “What’s Your Dosha, Baby?” and said: “It deeply touched my heart. In this charming, loving book, Lissa brings Ayurvedic principles to a practical level in our lives.”
-Her first book on Ayurveda: “The Healthy Family Handbook: Natural Remedies for Parents and Children” was released in 1997.
-Lissa Coffey is the host and author of “The Ayurveda Experience.” This is a 7 ½ hour e-course filmed on location in India and produced by Transformative Learning Solutions. It explores Ayurveda and its sister sciences Yoga and Meditation. She has several additional e-courses.
-Lissa Coffey has appeared on national television and has lectured worldwide on the subject of Ayurveda and Relationships, and on Vedanta as it relates to life purpose.
-In 2012 Lissa was awarded the “Dharma Award” from AAPNA for “Excellence in Promoting the Awareness of Ayurveda.”
-In 2005 she was awarded a commendation from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for “Outstanding Contribution to the Yoga Community.”
-Lissa Coffey is a certified instructor with The Chopra Center. Deepak Chopra says: “Coffey brings the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda to a contemporary audience and shows us how to discover more about ourselves and our relationships.”
-Lissa has studied Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque New Mexico. Dr. Lad wrote the foreword to “What’s Your Dosha, Baby?”
-Lissa is certified through the Maharishi University of Management as an Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant. She holds a degree in Sociology from UCLA.
-Lissa is well versed on Vedic Psychology and Philosophy. She writes about this in her books:
+ “What’s Your Dharma? Discover the Vedic Way to Your Life’s Purpose,” based on The Four Yogas: Bhakti, Karma, Jnana and Raja.
+”Ananda: The Vedic Way to Happiness and Bliss” based on Vedanta.
+ ”Awakened Parenting: Family Life as a Spiritual Path” including parenting using Ayurvedic principles.
+ “Bhakti: 108 Prayers of Devotion” is a book of poetic devotional prayer.
-Lissa has been writing her popular e-mail newsletter “What’s Your Dosha?” since 2004. She also promotes Ayurveda and Vedanta through her extensive social media network online.
-Lissa has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Home & Family, and many other national and local television shows. She hosts videos on her YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/coffeytalk (nearly 1 million views).
-Member: NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) and AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals North America).
graduated from Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage and pursued career in Therapeutic Bodywork in 2006. Hands-on experience allowed Tatyana to appreciate the complexity and the wholeness of physical body. She continued her education in healing systems by enrolling in Ayurvedic Teaching Program at Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA. In 2009 she graduated from this program with the title of Perfect Health Certified Instructors. Tatyana holds a BS in Psychology and offers Intuitive Ayurvedic Coaching.
phone (440) 720-1470
Smash Tank (Karen Petersen)
Karen became Smash Tank in 2012 when she embarked on a complete mind, body and spirit transformation to lose over 100 pounds of excess body fat and became a roller derby athlete, fitness enthusiast, group fitness instructor, and nutrition specialist. Yoga was added into the mix after an ankle break; her skating coach advised her to look into yoga to learn to relax.
Yoga has been hugely effective in helping Smash learn to calm her demon, and yoga teacher training had revolutionized her internally and externally. It's been an amazing blessing to be a lifelong student of yoga, and is truly a gift to teach and share the practice with others!
Smash teaches in studios and gyms, and volunteers in fitness centers, recovery and rehabilitation programs, hosts online challenges, and has authored a yoga-based Action Plan at AnActionPlan.com. She's an author, speaker and success coach, and utilizes yoga in her success programs to empower others with her coaching, her stories, her experiences, and her personal insight.
Newcomers, high performers (athletes, academic achievers and professionals), bariatric and injured students are among Smash's favorite folks to work with. Having personal experience with all of these, she brings compassion, power and grace to people who want, need, and seek it.
Smash is based out of Daytona Beach, Florida, and travels throughout the United States to share health, wellness and a passion for roller skating. She focuses on authenticity, personal development, growth, breath work, meditation, and empowerment.
Yoga has figuratively and literally saved Smash's life, as she practiced deep ujaii one morning when she looked into her rear-view mirror and saw that a truck was about to hit her. Her car was totaled and she was permanently affected physically by the accident, and practicing yoga in action had saved her life. Her doctors couldn't explain how she was alive and functioning, and Smash told them it was because of the miracle of yoga.
Every breath is a blessing, and Smash loves sharing breath, asana and spiritual energies with every being she encounters!
Ayu, BA Psy., LMT, CSP, E-RYT, CS2, with over 15 years of experience
Currently, California College of Ayurveda Doctoral program. (2016)
Master's of Ayurveda degree (M. Ayu.) through Hindu University of America (2009)
BA in Psychology from SUNY Purchase. (1997)
Worked as a social worker for ten years (two of which were with HIV/AIDS in NYC and eight of which were with Department of Human Services, Child Protective Services in Philadephia). (1999-2009)
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) through the State of Pennsylvania Board of Massage Therapy (2012) *Practicing massage since 1994.
Certified Shiatsu Practitioner (CSP) through The Motherhand Society (2001)
Reiki Practitioner (through the Usui System)(2000)
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) through the National Yoga Alliance (2003)
AYI (Ayur-Yoga Instructor through Betheyla Anuradha) (2004)
CAS (Certified Ayurveda for Self-care) (2004) and CAHE (Certified Ayurvedic Health Educator) through The American Institute of Vedic Studies. (2007)
Has taught yoga classes throughout the Philadelphia area since 2003
Co-taught a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program through Yoga On Main in Philadelphia (2005-2013)
Co-created, co-directed, co-taught and mentored as part of a 500 Hour Advanced Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training Program through Yoga On Main in Philadelphia (2009-2013)
Five year Ayurveda/Yoga apprenticeship with Acharya Premananda (Ed Zadlo)(2003-2008)
CAP (Certified Ayurveda Practitioner) and AAP (Advanced Ayurveda Practitioner) graduate of the Kerala Ayurveda Academy. (2009)
Pre-medical course through LaSalle University (2010 - 2011)
Completed Clinical Training through Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Bangalore and California; along with some western clinical holistic training through Narberth Family Medicine and Acupuncture Center as part of pre-medical curriculum. (2009, 2010)
Recognized practitioner and member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association) (2011)
Membership Committee of NAMA. Volunteer. (2012)
AAPNA (Ayurvedic Association of Professionals of North America) (2014)
Member and recognized practitioner of the International Association for Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP). (2012)
Visionary CranioSacral Level 1 Training with Mana of Divine Light Sanctuary. (2016)
Level 2 certified CranioSacral Practitioner (CS2) and SomatoEmotional Release Therapy Level 1 (SER1) through the Upledger Institute and will be taking his National Certification Exam at a later time. (2012-2014)
"Breath of Light" Shamanic Visionary CranioSacral Initiation with Mana Jampa through Divine Light Sanctuary, Kauai. (2016)
Vishnu's main teachers have been Acharya Premananda (Ed Zadlo), Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley), and Dr. Vasant Lad, world renowned Ayurvedic physicians and teachers. Other influential and primary teachers include: Dr. Alpana Bhatt, Dr. Dhru Lele, Dr. Subhash Ranade, Dr. Alpa Bapat, Dr. Marc Halpern, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, Dr. Jay Apte, Dr. Jayarajan, Dr. Vivek Shanbhag and Dr. John Douillard. Since 2009 Vishnu has been mentored by Dr. Alpana Bhatt, learning more Ayurveda and specializing in Marma Therapy. Vishnu's other main teachers have been Amma, Adyashanti and Jeff Foster.
BA in Maharishi Ayurveda from Maharishi University of Management
MA in Ayurveda from Ayurvedic Academy
Based in Columbus, Ohio
I am an aspiring healer in the tradition of Ayurveda, holistic preventative medicine from India. In addition to growing up in a traditional Hindu family and being exposed to Vedic knowledge from a very young age, I have also been practicing Transcendental Mediation for over a decade. My goal is to bring this ancient knowledge of the body's innate intelligence and simple healing capacity to the population of Columbus. I believe that the people will deeply benefit from these practices and recommendations and I am currently seeking a position that will utilize my experience as a meditator and Ayurvedic practitioner and healer.
BA in Maharishi Ayurveda from Maharishi University of Management
MA in Ayurveda from Ayurvedic Academy