Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga Teachers
Your Foundations course is led by one of our Primary Teachers, who teaches the poses, breathing practice, anatomy, yoga philosophy and meditation. She has many years of teaching experience as well as thorough training as a Teacher Trainer plus continuing ed and annual supervision and reviews. We are confident you will find her to be an excellent teacher and inspiring yogini.
"The teaching is so valuable & effective because it is given by teachers who live what they teach. This is not theory – it is life!"
“The depth of knowledge and the compassion shown by each of the teachers encourages me to continue on this path.”
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 for 20 years. 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 Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram at 610.644.7555.
Kusuma (Karobi) Sachs, CSYT, E-RYT 500, Australia-Registered Senior Teacher
Kusuma 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. Kusuma 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 or call Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram at 610.644.7555.
FOUNDATIONS - SECONDARY TEACHERS
Your Foundations course is led by two Teacher Trainers, one serving as your Secondary Teacher, focusing on the poses, breathing practice, chant & meditation and your own healing and personal growth. With years of teaching experience as well as thorough training as a Teacher Trainer, she refines her skills through rigorous continuing ed and annual supervision and reviews. She teams with one of the Primary Teachers to make sure you have full support in your learning and yogic process. You will find her to be an accomplished and dedicated teacher as well as an inspiring yogini.
“You will definitely gain inner knowing. This teacher is supportive and clear and gently guiding you into your Self.”
“The whole Foundations was a thoroughly enlightening & engaging study with teachers that were giving and well trained.”
Chiti (Casey) Aion
A teacher at heart, Chiti brings her enthusiasm and vibrancy into the classroom. A lifelong seeker of “something more”, she is finding that as her own Self through Svaroopa® yoga. Grateful to Swami Nirmalananda, Chiti is dedicated in serving others as a Foundations Teacher Trainer. She sees the Foundations training as the first boarding stop on the train to the Self! She is overjoyed to have the opportunity to share the gift of Svaroopa® yoga with new teachers, just as she was given that gift in her first Foundations.