Yashoda Devi Ma

Yashoda Devi Ma is the founder of Cosmic Women’s Tribe and a Vedic Meditation Expert. She travels the world passionately teaching people a highly effective stress relieving technique known as Vedic Meditation. She absolutely loves showing students how to integrate daily meditation into modern life. Her life passion lies in facilitating healing transformation from the mind which then leads to body, expansion of consciousness, teaching transcendence of thought, opening the heart and providing technique’s for people to become a Master of their mind.
She has studied yoga and meditation in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas for the past decade. She trains and studies under preeminent Vedic Master-teachers Anand Mehrotra (founder of Sattva Yoga) who was born and raised in Rishikesh, India – the birthplace of yoga and Thom Knoles ‘Maharishi Vyasananda’ (Vedic Meditation/Nishkam Karma Yoga) who is a world renowned Vedic Master of 45 years who studied under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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Tracey Ohara

Tracey is passionate about living life and also passionate about Loving Life Yoga! She truly believes in her heart that we all have all been given the gift of life so we can live it with gratitude and joy. But too truly live a joyful life, it often requires facing and walking through some “tough stuff” to transcend and evolve on one’s journey. Tracey has personally experienced a time where she felt life was not worth living. Through the grace of God, she had a Satori experience (awakened into radical consciousness) and discovered Kundalini Yoga which further helped me shift into a life with an abundance of joy and happiness. Now she is thriving with abundance, prosperity; creativity, vibrancy and a life filled with self-love thus love for others. Do too the intelligent practice.

Tracey was able to recover from a destructive addiction to alcohol, and eating disorder caused by Post Traumatic Stress Disorders among other traumas, by practicing the ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga and Sattva yoga, she has been able to truly, deeply heal herself.

Tracey was told by a few worldly teachers that her path was divinely guided to teach others to recover their lives.

Since the beginning of her recovery she knew that she was destined to serve. She knew that she was meant to live out the remainder of her life helping others recover from their emotional and physical dis-eases. Tracey assist’s others to re-align their life, by using the techniques that she has taught hersef and acquired through trainings. These include; Kriya Yoga, Mantra, Meditation and Breath work. Tracey has taught thousands of classes in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and now in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Tracey’s Kundalini and Sattva training’s began in Rishikesh, India. During the past decade she has continued training with Masters from around the world. She is certified in Hatha Yoga, Sattva Yoga 500 hours, Kundalini yoga 500 hours, Strategic Intervention Life Coaching and Yoga for Addictions.

In her yoga teachings she blends her yoga expertise with Life Coaching and philosophy, added to those disciplines her own personal experiences as well as those of others.

Tracey respects the limitations imposed by her student’s ages as well as their physical and medical condition. She has worked with children, teenagers and adults well into their nineties. Whether you can work on a mat or require a chair, Tracey can uplift your spirit, health and passion for life.

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Nataraj

Nataraj has been an adrenaline junkie since the day he was born. Whether it was riding his big wheel down any hill he could find as a kid, playing soccer, snowboarding, dancing to house music, mountain biking, rock climbing, running or competing in triathlons, physical movement has always been a way for him to quiet the mind and tap into his inner Self.

After his second back surgery from snowboarding, he found his way to yoga as a way to try and prevent back injuries from occurring in the future. Initially, Nataraj’s interest in yoga was purely as a means to become more flexible and increase core strength. After a life-changing awakening experience in the fall of 2012, something in his heart told him there was more to yoga he needed to learn.

In January 2013 he enrolled in his first 200 Hour teacher training. A few months later he saw a screening of The Highest Pass at a film festival in Washington DC. The yoga teacher from India featured in the documentary, Anand Mehrotra, spoke after the screening. Anand’s words and fierce presence resonated with Daniel on a very deep and personal level.

In April 2014 Nataraj attended Sattva Yoga’s Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India, led by Anand earning Daniel his RYT 500. Since then he has been back to India several times to continue deepening his practice under the guidance of Anand. He also completed Baptiste Yoga’s Level One Training in February 2015.

“The Sattva practice resonates so deeply because I feel like I’ve been doing it my whole life. As a teacher, I love teaching this practice because it gives me the freedom to experiment and I get to incorporate two of the things I love most in life: music and physical movement. My goal as a teacher is to provide space for all of us to return to our youthful, childhood innocence – loving unconditionally and having fun.”

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Annemarie Brown

Annemarie is a 500 Hour certified teacher of Sattva Yoga, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Her passion behind teaching comes from the realization that her destiny is to serve others, and support them on their journey of awakening and evolution, elevating them to live more consciously and abundantly.

Annemarie has studied Sattva, Hatha, Vinyasa and Bhakti Yoga in Bali. Los Angeles and India. When she met Anand Mehrotra, Vedic Master and Founder of Sattva Yoga in 2013 she knew it was the practice that she wanted to share with others because of the deep transformation she experienced personally. Soon after completing Sattva Yoga Academy’s 200Hr teacher training in 2014, Annemarie began teaching and living in Rishikesh, India sharing the teachings of Sattva Yoga with students from all over the globe at The Sattva Retreat in the Himalayans, as well as deepening in her studies of yoga, tantra, meditation, sacred ritual and ayurveda.She also enjoys returning to her US home in Santa Monica, CA to teach, facilitate Inspired Living and Sacred Feminine workshops.

In addition to teaching, Annemarie is the cofounder of The Sattva Collection, a conscious lifetyle jewelry company, whose intention is to awaken and empower women to live an inspired life. Providing jobs for local artisans, All pieces of the collection are handmade in Rishikiesh, India, with a percentage of sales going to various non-profit organizations that provide vocational training for women and children in India. Annemarie also enjoys creating opportunities for sangha to come together and evolve and is the Director of the Sattva Summit.

Annemarie loves living life fully, in the flow, and experiencig the magic of each moment. She brings this energy into her classes. Her greatest joy lies in sharing the teachings of yoga with sincere students who are seeking transformation and liberation! Jai Ma

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Cathy Connors

Cathy loves yoga and has dedicated her life to sharing this powerful practice with others.  She started her career as a psychologist and began her spiritual journey in her early 20’s.  But it wasn’t until 2009 that she started teaching yoga and the practice “took over her life”.  In 2014 she traveled to India for the first time and met Master teacher Anand Mehtrora – the moment she locked eyes with him, tears fell and she knew her life was forever changed.

Since that first trip she has learned to let go, surrender, trust, love, soften, play and open to all this beautiful life has to offer.

Cathy is a dedicated practitioner and that is where her teaching begins. She loves combining the freedom of a vinyasa practice with the power and grace of the Sattva Journeys. When she teaches she never quite knows what will arise, but she trusts in the beauty of the moment knowing it will be authentic, raw, connected, and full of grace.

She is so excited and honored to be a part of the Sattva Summit and is looking forward to sharing and connecting with all of you.

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Angie Hall

Angie fell in love with the practice of yoga almost 20 years ago. She is tremendously passionate about sharing her deep love of yoga, and she brings the ancient teachings to life in a fierce, modern way. There’s a sweet respect and reverence she delivers in her teachings, that is bound to peel your heart open and take you on a playful journey of joy.

For years, her practice and teaching background were in Vinyasa, and 2 years ago she became an E-RYT 500 Sattva Yoga Instructor, and most recently completed the Sattva Master Training with her beloved teacher, Anand Mehortra in Rishikesh India. Her classes are very powerful, where she blends together movement, pranayama, kriyas, and mantra in a beautiful dance of love and devotion.

Angie worked in the corporate world for 16 years, and she just recently decided to follow her heart and devote her time to her love of yoga and the teachings. When she’s not in India, you can find her teaching locally in her home town of Phoenix Arizona, as well as guiding international yoga retreats and teacher trainings all over the world.

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Francesca Salerno

Natural born Italian, survives away from pasta and “dolce vita” long enough to be reborn to a new life and walk in her Dharma in the sacred land of Himalayas.

In profound and sincere service to the Sangha of Sattva Yoga Academy from short linear time, but devoted eternally to the teachings that lead towards living and expressing the Truth of existence and Self-Realization that she had recognized expressed through the inspiring and visionary work of master Anand Mehrotra.

Lifelong student of the Love that moves and surrounds all, world traveller, co-creator of ways of living to inspire others to step into freedom; she is at the Sattva Summit to share her skills as a yogini, psychologist and mindfulness trainer, and moreover… as a Human Being. She will lead classes and activities during the Summit.

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Henry Yampolsky

Trained as a lawyer, Henry Yampolsky is a peacemaker and a pioneer in the field of conscious conflict resolution. He is the co-founder of Living Peace Institute (www.livingpeaceinstitute.com), which offers simple, yet powerful tools to individuals and organizations for making a paradigm shift from reacting to life’s challenges with fear and aggression, to being able to respond to them with clarity and awareness. Henry is also the co-creator of Dis-Solving Conflict from Within, a four-step tool for shifting our focus from external circumstances to our direct, present-moment experience of conflict. This shift allows the start of the process of dis-solving conflict at its source – within each and every one of us. An International Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 200), Henry studied Sattva Yoga with Sattva Yoga’s founder, Anand Mehrotra, in Rishikesh, India. Henry uses the deep wisdom of Sattva Yoga in his conflict resolution practice. Henry is a sought-after speaker, facilitator and workshop leader and has presented programs on Mindfulness, Non-Violent Communications, Restorative Justice, Mediation and Client Empowerment in the practices of Mediation and Collaborative Law. Through his affiliation with the New York Peace Institute, Henry serves as a Community Mediator, Restorative Justice Facilitator and Conflict Coach. Henry is also one of the coaches for the Peace Institute’s Basic Meditation Training (BMT) and a mentor in the Institute’s apprenticeship program. Henry has taught mediation and conflict de-escalation skills to the members of the New York Police Department, senior UN diplomats and legal practice groups around the world.

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Miguel Rama Torres

Rama has been practicing Yoga since early 2008.  In 2014, he completed his 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, India.  In 2015, he earned a Teacher Training certificate from Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, California. In 2016, Rama returned to Sattva Yoga Academy in India to deepen his studies and received his 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. In addition, he recently completed the “Master Training” Program. 

Rama receives great joy in sharing the ancient teachings and practice of Yoga with others. He is inspired by witnessing his students evolve, expand and transform. 

Travel, Art, Music, Teaching, Photography, Boxing, Yoga and Being of Service to others are just some of Rama’s passions. In 2016, he began Teaching Yoga to Male and Female Adolescents at the California Juvenile Detention Center in Los Angeles.  This has given him the opportunity to share the sacred teachings of Yoga with a much needed community. Rama teaches Yoga and Meditation in Los Angeles and leads various Workshops and Retreats in Los Angeles and Internationally.

In Rama’s Sattva Journeys, you will focus on Meditation, Pranayama, Asana, Kriya, Movement, Mantra and Chanting.  Every Journey is unique. The mind and body will purify through physical and dynamic movements (such as Kriya) and focus, concentration and alertness will increase using various Pranayama exercises.

Come as you are.  All are welcome. You will expand, transcend and evolve. Rama will guide you on a Heart-opening Journey of the Mind, Body and Spirit.  Discover who you truly are.  Experience your true nature.  Awaken the Buddha within you.  

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Monja Svec

Monja Švec was born in Novi Sad, Serbia. Several years of practicing and studying yoga took her to highly appraised teacher Dragan Loncar, ( Belgrade, Serbia), where she continues improving her Hatha Yoga, meditation and Yoga Nidra in “Vidya yoga school“, following the teaching of Swami Saraswati Satyananda (Bihar, India). After that, her life path brings her to an ancient yoga town of Rishikesh (India), where she completes the Sattva Yoga course lead by the eminent and highly appraised master teacher Anand Mehrotra.

There she gets introduced to the holistic practices of kriya yoga, pranayama, asanas, free movement and meditation. In the meantime, Monja organizes workshops and yoga classes in Serbia and Europe, where trainees obtain the knowledge about the benefits of the eastern body and spirit practices. She was also trained in Delhi, India, at the Institute “Shri Kaya Kalp”, where she becomes a certified Ayurveda Beauty Therapist.

She teaches Sattva Yoga at Sattva center in Rishikesh, India. She also practices integrative-intuitive and reiki healing.

She included the unique holistic face-lifting massage to her practice (DEVINI HOLISTIC FACE LIFTING MASSAGE) which spreads throughout the world due to its incredible results. This massage leaves deep, natural, healing effects on face and body skin (internally and externally), as well as on mind and spirit.

Most of the year she spends living, teaching and educating herself in India.”

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