YTT & ATT Trainers

Swami Nirmalananda heads our faculty of respected faculty members, with three Teacher Trainers teaming to provide our comprehensive and advanced programs:  Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) and Advanced Teacher Training (ATT), which includes Yoga Therapy Training.  Our most accomplished trainers are listed here, with decades of personal practice as well as training teachers and leading retreats.

Vidyadevi Stillman

Vidyadevi Stillman, CSYT, E-RYT 500, Australia-Registered Senior Teacher

Svaroopa® yoga's premier teacher trainer, Vidyadevi has been studying and teaching with Swami Nirmalananda since 1993. Having taught on several continents, and the direct support from Nirmalananda, imbues her teaching with depth as well as accessibility. Her background as a research scientist enlivens her understanding of the science of yoga. She travels extensively to lead programs in both yoga and meditation. She communicates with ease, skilled in merging depth, clarity, lightness and humor. Click here to invite her to teach in your home town or call us at 610.644.7555.  


Karobi Sachs

Kusuma (Karobi) Sachs, CSYT, E-RYT 500, Australia-Registered Senior Teacher

Karobi began exploring yoga in the late 1970's. She became a teacher of Svaroopa® yoga in 2000, joined the teacher training team in 2002 and left her nursing job to devote herself full time to Master Yoga in 2004. Karobi brings a compassionate and accepting presence to the classroom. She enjoys demonstrating how Svaroopa® yoga benefits and supports people from a vast range of ages, abilities and body types. Click here to invite her to teach in your home town.


Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati

Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati

Master Teacher E-RYT 500
Swami Nirmalananda is our Master Teacher, a teacher of the highest integrity for over 35 years. Formerly known as Rama Berch, she is the originator of Svaroopa® yoga as well as the Founder of Master Yoga and of Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram. In 2009 she was honored with initiation into the ancient order of Saraswati monks.

Now wearing the traditional orange, she has openly dedicated her life to serving others. Usually called Swamiji, she makes the highest teachings easily accessible, guiding seekers to the knowledge and experience of their own Divine Essence. Learn more about Swamiji...