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.




Somah was an International Professional Figure Skater, (Tracy Shulman) competing and performing around the world. She then coached for 20+ years. Working with mind/body was always a passion. After stepping into a yoga class and feeling the benefits of the mental focus, she then hired different yoga teachers to work with her elite skaters as she continued to notice the benefits of Yoga in her own body. As her perspective of what was important in life began to shift, she left the skating world in 2007 and dove deeply into her yoga awareness by cultivating an intentional practice.

In 2011 she met Anand Mehrotra and went to Rishikesh, India for a month. She was given the rare opportunity to study privately, one on one with him for her first 200hr certification.

Continuing her yogic education in the years to come by expanding into Ayurvedic medicine. “The Science of Life”. This path took her deep into the Himalayans months at a time, learning about rare herbs and visiting essential oil distilleries. Being present in the Living of Yoga awoke a wise teacher that had long been asleep.

Continuing her studies with Anand, riding on a Motorcycle journey with him and further travels through out the world as an importer of Organic & Wildcrafted Essential oils is how she began Savitur Botanicals. She supports only high conscious small family farms where farming is an ecological belief, not an economical choice. I am a certified Yoga Alliance teacher: E-200 RYT/ 500 RYT and a Master Aromatherapist. Somah is also in the first group of teachers to be certified through Sattva as “Master Sattva Teachers”.

Currently, living in Castle Rock, Colorado, she is the creator and founder of AffirmativeYoga! and Savitur botanicals. Visit her website for more info and a current teaching schedule: www.AffirmativeYoga.com or to access ordering or information on the wisdom of high quality Essential oils visit www.SaviturBotanicals.com



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.



Rachel Hunter

International Supermodel Rachel is the host of “Rachel Hunters Tour of Beauty”which is now in its Second Season on a global odyssey, meeting remarkable people from around the world.

She ventured into 23 different countries including China, India, Dubai, Fiji, and Greece, Peru, Brazil, Argentina , USA, Jamaica , Australia, France Morocco where she immersed herself into the various cultures, learning ,experiencing superfoods,wellbeing ,gurus as well as cutting edge and ancient ways to inform, understand and embrace beauty, wellness and longevity.
The series, “Rachel’s Tour of Beauty”, has been sold to over 100 countries.

Her love for Spiritually started young from her mother.

Seeking many different & diverse spiritual practices her whole life. As did her mother. Her practice of yoga started 14 years ago.
May 2017 her Mother past, which activated her seeking immensely again in honor of her mother. Where it lead her to India on another seeking pilgrimage November 2017 where she landed in Rishkesh in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains studying with Anand Mehrotra at Sattva Yoga . Steeped in Vedic & Tantric knowledge. Within six months finishing her 500hrs. Forever on the path and continuing the love of the knowledge.
Returning to her homeland New Zealand for a few months in February & March 2018 sharing her journey of India. Called “Beauty of Soul” doing talks in 15 cities reaching over 2500 people. Her work continues with Retreats & Workshops. On the Path of yoga.

Raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Rachel was discovered at the age of seventeen and embarked on a successful career as an international model with Ford Models NYC. Rachel graced the covers of many magazines including Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and appeared in many global advertising campaigns for various international brands including Covergirl and Revlon. Rachel transitioned from modeling to acting and presenting, appearing in many films and on various unscripted television shows. Most recently, Rachel starred in a television movie “Her Infidelity” for the Lifetime Network and hosted two very successful seasons of “New Zealand’s Got Talent”.

She resides in Los Angeles. Devoted Mother to her children Renee & Liam .



Maya Fiennes

Maya is a mother, musician, composer, yogi, and author of “Yoga for Real Life.” Her approach to yoga is about using the tools that yoga offers in day-to-day life.

“Everything in life we have to experience fully. We create our lives, we paint our canvas, we write our scenario, we direct it, and we act in it. This process has a beginning, middle and end. That’s what you get each time you come to my class.”

Maya’s digital presence is growing exponentially as she travels the world facilitating retreats, live performances, and teacher trainings. She is the creator of KundaDance, which integrates her talents as yogi, dancer, musician and knowledge of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Wherever she goes she inspires, uplifts, ignites, energizes and empowers! Her profound light transforms all in her wake and to meet her is to love her. She loves life, loves to serve, loves to dance, and loves to heal. Maya Fiennes is a pioneer of new ways of feeling, thinking and sharing, and she wants to help you create the life that you want!

In the words of the great Deepak Chopra…

“To be in her presence, and feel her spirit, her energy, and her teaching is an extraordinary experience.”



Corrin Vecchitto

Corrin is a master trained Sattva Yoga teacher, a humanitarian, and a skilled pediatric nurse. She lives a life of service, offering her heart to heal and awaken all beings. Corrin discovered yoga as a way to heal her mind and body. Once yoga became a part of her life, she completely merged with the practice and began living yoga. She has healed herself and many others by practicing and teaching the whole of yoga and incorporating this in her role as a pediatric bedside nurse.

She studies and teaches the Vedantic and Tantric Tradition of Sattva Yoga in India with Anand Mehrotra, world-renowned Master and founder of Sattva Yoga. Now living in Rishikesh, India she has devoted herself to evolution and the teachings within the Sattva Yoga community. She has realized her dharma, and lives to spread these teachings to all who seek, and in whatever form the teachings may present themselves.

Corrin’s yoga classes promote expansion, healing, transcendence, and guide practitioners to come closer to the truth of who they are. She is a warrior of wisdom, light and joy! Corrin lives to grow, testing her limits and fears, finding the laughter in it all, smiling endlessly as she explores the depths of the world and all the magic that this life has to offer. This approach to life radiates through her yoga classes, sacred living workshops, and her teachings at the Sattva Yoga Academy teacher trainings, as she emanates both a playful spirit and deep reverence for the teachings.

Currently, she is creating many new outlets to share the timeless wisdom she has gained in India around the globe, and also has a non-profit organization, I Am Beyond I, working with change-makers from around the world, in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nepal, and the United States, guiding in mindful ways to serve those in need.



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



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.



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.



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.