Ananda Deviika Ma, Acharya, MSc ERYT 500 Ananda Seva Mission- Guru Kula Institute Director - Santa Rosa, CA 707-478-2745 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ananda Deviika' Ma' is has been a spiritual teacher for approximately 40 years. She has been practicing healing and wellness for over 20 years. She practices Tibetan Cranial, Reiki, Ayurveda, massage, Matrix Energetics and Yoga Therapy. She particularly likes to work with people with cardiovascular disorders, neurological disorders, structural issues such as scoliosis and other spinal dysfunctions, and other disorders such as asthma, diabetes, pain management, ect. She does healing consultations and integrates Yoga Therapy with other healing modalities. She was originally trained as a scientist in quantum theory and likes to apply spiritual and scientific approaches in helping her clients. She also mentors her students on their spiritual path.
Gayatri Dawson, Yoga Therapist (300 hour), Yoga Teacher (E-500 RYT) email@example.com 707-239-3650 Santa Rosa, CA
Gayatri Shelton-Ostadi uses ayurvedically-informed Yoga Therapy to help clients create profound health and well-being. Her medicine bag includes meditation, breath-work, asana (yoga poses), structural yoga, lifestyle counseling, awareness-based practices, shat karmas and yoga nidra. She uses these and other tools to help people with challenges such as skeletal and soft tissue injuries, weight loss, osteoporosis, depression, asthma, posture improvement, stress relief, building core strength and cultivating spirituality. In addition she teaches group classes in gentle hatha yoga, vinyasa, Somatic Yoga, Thai Massage and Partner Yoga. Call her to find out how yoga can help you reach your goals.
I encourage you to approach your practice with compassion, curiosity – and a sense of humor! Classically, yoga was not a standardized practice. No one practice is ideal for all of us. No two people are alike, nor are their needs for optimum health. Each personalized practice needs to be regularly adapted to meet changing conditions, needs and goals. I am honored to be serving California’s Gold Country Communities….in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Offering both private and group sessions. To learn more, give me a call or email me. May the rising sun, fill your heart with joy…and the setting sun, bless your heart with peace. Namaste!
Ken Breniman has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2005 and a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 since 2006. He completed his Yoga Therapy (RYT-500) training at Ananda Seva Mission in July 2010. In and around the San Francisco Bay Area, Ken offers individual and couples yoga therapy sessions to clients combining the ancient healing techniques of Yoga with a variety of Western psychotherapy interventions. These sessions can focus on assisting clients who are coping with both physical and mental health issues. Ken also offers yoga therapy workshops on topics such as Grief, Depression, Anxiety and Trauma. Ken's philosophy can be best summarized by the quote by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”
Helen Jacobs, RYT 500, CMT I have been teaching gentle Yoga for over 25 years. My approach to Yoga is to “start where you are” with an attitude of self acceptance. My classes incorporate gentle joint movements to increase mobility and minimize stiffness and pain. Yoga can help to increase your strength, improve your circulation, decrease your blood pressure and reduce stress. This gentle approach to exercise makes it accessible for all people including those with arthritis, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic fatigue, or those who, regardless of age, are new to Yoga.
In addition to weekly classes, I offer a six week “Back Talk” series specifically designed to address and help relieve chronic low back pain. Classes include gentle stretching and strengthening exercises as well as instruction in the postural causes of back pain and strategies to diminish pain. I am available for private sessions to help create an individualized Yoga program that you can follow in the privacy of your own home. My Yoga training includes specialized studies in therapeutic Yoga for arthritis and osteoporosis, scoliosis, stress reduction and cardiac health. I am a certified massage and acupressure practitioner.
Myla took her first Teacher Training with YogaWorks, where she acquired knowledge of proper alignment and anatomy of movement. Grasping for more, her path led her to India, where she finished Yoga Teacher Training with Ayurveda, led by a foremost respected Ayurveda practitioner, Avinash Lele. This intense training provided answers to many questions and made it very clear that yoga has much more to offer than asana practice. Seeing how the practice of yoga can alleviate pain and suffering, Myla shifted her practice from a strong vinyasa to a more therapeutic approach. She also finished her 300-hour Yoga Therapy Training at Ananda Seva Yoga Mission. She teaches a wide range of classes, such as therapeutic, beginners, teenagers, vinyasa-flow and restorative yoga classes. Myla believes in an integration of the body, mind and spirit, as a result she blends Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, Reiki and Craniosacral therapy in her sessions. Myla is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and she is currently enrolled in California College of Ayurveda.
After moving to Garbervillle, CA from the Bay Area, she attended the nearby Heartwood Institute's three week Yoga Intensive training program in 2008. She was privileged to train under Gayna Uransky, a certified Iyengar teacher whose nearly 40 years of teaching experience offered invaluable instruction and discipline. In the winter of 2011 she completed an intensive Yoga Therapy Training at the Ananda Seva Mission in Santa Rosa. She is certified with 500 Hours Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with an emphasis in Yoga Therapy and is offering therapeutic yoga in the Garberville, Southern Humboldt area and the Willits Senior Center. “ Being in a high stress career for most of my adult life, Yoga has been a refuge for me. I wish to share my love of Yoga and the healing power it can bring.”
Yoga Worldreach Director and Yoga Therapist, r.r. Shakti (Rachel Redding), has been teaching “the blissipline” of Inner Power Yoga since 2000. She has traveled extensively throughout the world gaining insight, experience, and inspiration; bringing yoga and hope to people from all walks of life. Sharing the practice with people who have disabilities, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, cancer patients, those struggling with substance abuse challenges, and others with special needs, Shakti is a firm believer in the power of yoga to awaken the body’s own healing process by aligning to Grace and empowering one’s unique expression of Divine Light.
M. Camille Kimball, RN, BSN, RYT-500 Manitou Wellness Center 1923 West Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 firstname.lastname@example.org 970-210-5494
Manitou Wellness Center is a cooperative healing arts center focused on supporting our community in its collective and individual health! Yoga at Manitou Wellness Center is individualized and founded on both modern and ancient Yogic wisdom. Our sessions include practice of Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation, as well as basic guidance in Ayurvedic health practices and healthy diet changes, to create a sustainable thriving lifestyle. Camille specializes in chronic imbalances, weight loss, musculoskeletal injury, and anxiety/depression. The practices of therapeutic yoga are helpful to any kind of imbalance and are meant to be used lifelong to create a thriving sense of Self!
Amanda Sallander, BA, CPT, RYT-500 has been in the fitness and wellness industry for over 10 years. She started as a gymnastics coach, and then later got involved in group fitness training and personal training through the organizations of AFAA and ACE. Having received her Bachelor's in Education at Illinois State University, Amanda seeks to educate and motivate others to a greater sense of self-awareness and empowerment, passionate about making a difference. She believes that education is a vital component in motivating others to achieve a more fulfilling and happy and healthy life. Through her experiences with International Travel and performing in Circus Shows with partner balancing, strength, and acro-yoga techniques, Amanda used yoga as an outlet to prepare mentally and physically and calm her performance-like nerves. She found herself running into other yoga instructors, acupuncturists, therapists, shamans etc. on her travels when she was ready to embrace more of her spiritual side which supported her belief in the saying: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
In 2008 Amanda began her yoga studies at the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas where she completed her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training. She spent her next few years living in San Diego as a Fitness Director and Service Site Coordinator/Lead Personal Trainer at an On-Site Fitness Company and local Racquetball Club while also teaching at a studio and training personal clients. Just recently, she has expanded her studies through the completion of the Ananda Seva Yoga Therapy Program in Santa Rosa, CA where she had the opportunity to study under Gloria Tucker MD, Jnani Chapman RN, Avadhutika Ananda Deviika Ma Acharya MSC, Maetreyii Nolan PhD, Kelly McGonigal PhD, Richard Miller PhDM, Antonio Sausys MA, Carol Hince MSPT, and Mukunda Stiles. Amanda now resides in Northbrook, IL enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge with others and looks to reach out, touch, and move others to that space of health and healing where that inner light is capable of shining bright. On her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, writing a poem, and dancing or being active in any way.
Certified Yoga Therapist & Teacher, Certified Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Certificate in Thai Massage from The Wat Po Traditional Medical School-Bangkok, Thailand, AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE CERTIFIED, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant, Pre/Post Natal Fitness Instructor
Melissa Cross is an RYT 500, certified in Integrative Yoga Therapy as well as Yoga Therapy from Ananda Seva Yoga Mission. She has been teaching part time in Minneapolis for 5 years, with Gentle Yoga classes at the U of MN, Seniors Yoga & Vinyasa at Nokomis Yoga, and Hatha Yoga at various locations. As a budding Yoga Therapist, she would like to take all of her training and life skills and be of service to those who are suffering. On the Yogic path, one can begin the healing process and open the pathway to the blissful, divine Self that is always there. You can contact her any time for private Yoga therapy sessions, or to find out more about her group classes.
Over the past 12 years Lisa has been working with clients and corporations creating customized therapies to improve people’s overall health and wellbeing. Using massage, yoga, meditation and breath work, Lisa creates a healing session with results that will continue on into your everyday life. Lisa is a Yoga Instructor with a 230 hour Yoga Alliance certificate; along with a 300 hour Yoga Therapy Certificate.
Patrick completed him 200 hour training at the Red Lotus Yoga School under the direction of Brian Granader and him 500 level certification in with a specialization in Yoga Therapy at the Ananda Seva Mission under the direction of Maetreyii Ma and Ananda Devika Ma. He is a student of Ashtanga practicing and teaching at East Meets West in Buffalo. Patrick also works at HIVE Lifespan Center, Buffalo Spine and Sports Institute, with seniors doing chair yoga at the Weinberg Campus of the JCC, volunteers at Gilda's Club of WNY and works with private clients in their homes. Patrick and Morgan Moltane are co-founders of Celtic Roots Yoga-THE YOGA THAT MEETS YOU WHERE YOU ARE. Patrick earned his MFA in Theatre- Acting at Wayne State University and his BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan. He has trained as an actor in Ireland, Greece and at the world renowned Moscow Art Theatre. He hopes to introduce yoga into the lives of more and diverse people.
Kalpana Reddy, Wholistic Care Founder: Wholistic Care at Alice Hyde Medical Center 24 Fourth Street Alice Hyde Medical Center Campus Malone, N.Y.12953 518-483-2405 email@example.com
Kalpana Reddy, RYT 500, owner and founder of Wholistic Care at AHMC in Malone, NY, is a native of India and has made her home in the foothills of the Adirondacks for the past 35 years. Kalpana is drawn to teaching the importance of healing and empowering the individual as a whole; body, mind and spirit. Through her personal experiences and various teachings and trainings, she promotes recognizing one self as part of the whole in one’s own well being and healing.
Kalpana is a certified yoga therapist specializing in yoga and cancer care, meditation teacher, hatha yoga instructor - svaroopa style, certified empowerment life coach, certified group facilitator and certified in death, grief, loss and transition studies. She is also a Reiki Master and trained embodiment therapist. Kalpana has offered numerous workshops in the northern New York region as well as Montreal, Canada in hope of instilling the promise of yoga and experiencing the power of grace and living in that grace.
Nathan is the proud creator of Peaceful Pathways providing Portland Oregon with his services as a 500-hour RYT yoga teacher and yoga therapist. Nathan offers yoga therapy for a wide variety of opportunities to improve health, but specializes in stress reduction, grief, and promoting deepened states of peace and inner well-being. He teaches in the tradition of classical hatha and ashtanga yoga, and does his best to make each class personalized, supportive, spiritual, and engaging. Feel free to contact Nathan if you are interested in yoga in the Portland area!
I am trained as a Yoga Therapist in the method that is at least 5000 years old. It is an ancient practice, a marriage of Art and Science, called Classical Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. My intention is to support your unfoldment of the deepest core of who you are which is healthy and whole and fine in every way. With over two decades of practice in Yoga and meditation and as a certified Yoga Therapist, I have synthesized the best of ancient classical yoga training and modern science and research. I aim to be there for you in a loving supportive way, whether you are trying or learning a new asana in a group class with a skillful and watchful eye yet with enough light-hearted playful energy to make the journey a joy to be discovering. Or individually and privately, if you are working with acute or chronic conditions I assist to uncover your whole healthy place from within. Together, clients and I have successfully lowered blood pressure and medication, stabilized and prevented surgery to a low back injury, and reduced anxiety and the agony of stress. I am also trained to work with many common ailments and illnesses that plague modern society such as stress, insomnia, depression, obesity, osteoporosis, aging issues, women’s gynecological and fertility, men’s prostate issues, and sexual function.
Together we assess your unique situation, using a detailed physical structural analysis, Ayurveda (the sister science of Yoga), and a thorough lifestyle question interview, and come up with an easy-to-follow plan. The plan may include Asana, pranayama, mantra recitation, chanting and/or kirtan, diet, and lifestyle management skills. I also incorporate Integrative Restoration iRest Yoga Nidra, a 10-step self-care process that is proven to increase your ability to cope with the stress life hands you and enriches your sense of inner well-being. I am a life-long student of my guru/mentor Swami Chetanananda. With patience, practice and gentle perseverance you can uncover that place inside you where you can say, “Ahhh life is good.”
Janys is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Yoga Instructor, and Yoga Therapist. She specializes in helping adolescents and families suffering from trauma and addiction. People in transition, or in need of healing from car accidents, trauma, grief and loss, depression, or anxiety would benefit from her counseling and yoga therapy services. She currently runs ongoing groups for yoga for depression.
Karen, founder and director of Heaven On Earth Yoga Institute TM, is an E-RYT 500 certified hatha yoga and Anusara-inspired yoga teacher; yoga therapist specializing in treating specific conditions and therapeutic biomechanical alignment; and shiatsu and Thai Yoga massage therapist. She is an ayurvedic and macrobiotic cooking teacher, vegan cookbook author and is fondly remembered for her local Montreal TV vegan cooking show, Karen’s Kitchen in 1994 and 1995. Karen is well known in Quebec for co-hosting Josée Lavigueur’s yoga video Initiation au Yoga in 2003. She has a DVD series based on her 2004 yoga local Montreal TV series, Yoga with Karen.