Swami Ramananda

Swami Ramananda

Swami Ramananda is the Executive Director of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco and a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition, who has been practicing Yoga for over 45 years. Ramananda offers practical methods of integrating the...

Swami Karunananda

Swami Karunananda

Swami Karunananda, E-RYT500, has taught Yoga for fifty years. Today, she specializes in programs that focus on Raja Yoga, meditation, pranayama, and personal transformation. In 1989, she developed the Integral Yoga Teacher Training program in Raja Yoga and...

Swami Priyaananda

Swami Priyaananda

Swami Priyaananda, E-RYT500, is a senior disciple of Swami Satchidananda with thirty years of experience in the practice and teaching of Integral Yoga. She served in Integral Health Services and Integral Yoga Distribution Department at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville...

Swami Sarvaananda

Swami Sarvaananda

Swami Sarvaananda, Ph.D., has lived at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville since 1980. She works with the Yogaville Vidyalayam (children’s school) and with community service projects. She is a Board-certified Chaplain where she serves on national committees, since retiring...

Swami Vidyananda

Swami Vidyananda

Swami Vidyananda began practicing Yoga in 1969 and has been teaching Integral Yoga® and training Yoga teachers since 1973. She became a swami (monastic) in 1983. She has taught and trained Yoga and meditation teachers throughout the US and Canada, as well as...

Cheri Clampett

Cheri Clampett

Cheri Clampett, C-IAYT, ERYT-500 is the Founder and Director of the Therapeutic Yoga Training Program. She is a certified yoga therapist with over 25 years of teaching experience and is passionate about bringing the benefits of yoga to those recovering from or living...

Mala Cunningham

Mala Cunningham

Dr. Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT,  E-RYT500, YACEP is a leading speaker, author, and educator in the field of Mind-Body Medicine and Health Psychology. She is the President of Positive Health Solutions and is the Founder and Director of the renowned...

Satya Greenstone

Satya Greenstone

Satya Greenstone, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda for over 40 years, sharing the teachings of Integral Yoga in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds. Since 1999 she has been a primary teacher for the Basic Yoga...

Sandra Sushella Gilbert

Sandra Sushella Gilbert

Sandra Susheela Gilbert is the director of YCat: Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness. She has spent the last thirteen years as Senior Faculty of YCat and facilitating YCat programs alongside her mentor, colleague, friend and YCat creator, the late, Jnani...

Rose Kress

Rose Kress

Rose Kress, is an author, owner, and director of LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute.  She has been practicing yoga since 1994 and began teaching from her heart in 2004. Her journey through the constrictions of physical pain and mental afflictions led her to LifeForce...

Durga Leela

Durga Leela

Durga Leela (spiritual name), C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP, is the founder of Yoga of Recovery R. Durga holds the RYT-500 qualification, having completed both the Sivananda Yoga teachers Training Course and an Advanced Yoga Training. She is also...

Steffany Moonaz

Steffany Moonaz

Dr. Steffany Moonaz, PhD, C-IAYT, founded Yoga for Arthritis after 8 years at Johns Hopkins University where she studied the effects of Yoga for people living with arthritis. She now serves as the Director of Clinical and Academic Research at the Maryland...

Arturo Peal

Arturo Peal

Arturo Peal MA, (TCM), LMP, Co-Founder of the Therapeutic Yoga Training Program, is an anatomy and physiology (A&P) instructor and a certified yoga therapist. He holds a Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine, practices CranioSacral Therapy and has been involved in...

Hamsa Spagnola

Hamsa Spagnola

Judi Hamsa Spagnola, C-IAYT, RYT/TRM, is an Integral Yoga certified teacher and has been teaching various styles of Yoga for more than 30 years. She created and developed the Gentle/Chair Yoga Teacher Training Program & Manual for Integral Yoga International and...

Sivakami Sonia Sumar

Sivakami Sonia Sumar

Sonia Sumar began teaching Yoga for children with special needs after her daughter Roberta was born with Down Syndrome in 1972. Sonia noticed many positive changes in Roberta from using Yoga, so in 1975 she became a Certified Yoga Teacher and in 1980 she opened the...

Lakshmi Sutter

Lakshmi Sutter

Lakshmi Sutter, C-IAYT, Ph.D. E-RYT500, YACEP serves as the Program Director of the Integral Yoga Therapy program. Lakshmi previously served in the Integral Yoga Academy at Yogaville as Academy Director, as Integral Yoga Teachers Association Director, and as...

Claudia Bartsch

Claudia Bartsch

After moving from Berlin to San Francisco in 1996, Claudia Bartsch, C-IAYT became certified as a Shiatsu Massage Practitioner which deepened her understanding of the energetic structure of the body and the way it relates to health and well-being. Yoga became a journey...

Sarala Sue Evans

Sarala Sue Evans

Sarala discovered Yoga in 2000 to help manage work-related stress and found the practice to be healing. She is now an Integral Yoga Certified Instructor at the 500 hour level and is certified to teach Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Hatha. She is also certified to...

Rashmi Dianne Galliano-Grigsby

Rashmi Dianne Galliano-Grigsby

Dianne Galliano-Grigsby is a lead Yoga teacher-trainer at Integral Yoga Institute in NY. Introduced to Yoga through a video tape by Raquel Welch (1985), and since has been steadfast in both her Yoga practice and Yoga career, dedicating herself to the art and science...

Diana Meltsner

Diana Meltsner

Diana Meltsner, C-IAYT, e-RYT500, started to offer individual Yoga therapy sessions while working at Kaiser Permanente in 2005. She currently teaches various group classes and health education workshops in the Bay Area and is an Integral Yoga Teacher Trainer. She also...

Dr. John Murphy, IV

Dr. John Murphy, IV

Dr. John Murphy, IV, is an osteopathic family physician practicing in Dayton, Ohio. John completed his undergraduate degree at Case Western University, his medical degree at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and his residency in family medicine at Grandview...

Nancy O’Brien

Nancy O’Brien

Nancy O’Brien, is a registered Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, a certified Integral Yoga Hatha I, Hatha II, and Restorative Yoga teacher and graduate of Therapeutic Yoga Training and Yoga4Arthritis.  She is the coordinator of the Therapeutic Applications of...

Rev. Brahmi Romero

Rev. Brahmi Romero

Rev. Brahmi Romero began her Integral Yoga studies in 2002, achieving Advanced Hatha, Raja, Meditation, and Stress Management certifications, and was ordained in the Integral Yoga Ministry in 2021. She is a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, assisted in the accreditation of the...

Karla Helbert

Karla Helbert

Karla Helbert, LPC, C-IAYT, E-RYT, YACEP, is a licensed professional counselor, yoga therapist, meditation teacher, award-winning author, and bereaved mother. Her life was forever changed after her son died of a brain tumor in 2006. Karla’s therapy practice has a...

Ram Wiener

Ram Wiener

Ram Wiener is a senior administrator and teacher at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in Virginia. He is an Integral Yoga certified Meditation, Raja Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Gentle Yoga, and Intermediate Hatha Yoga teacher. Ram is also the Vice President of Programs,...