Verily, there is no purifier in this world like knowledge. One who becomes purified by Karma-yoga discovers this knowledge within.
BKS Iyengar

BA Engineering 1995

AFAA and ACE, Personal Training/Group Fitness 1995

Yoga Fit Certification 2000

Vinnie Marino, Spring Retreat/Maya Tulum 2004

Carlos Pomeda, “Bhagavad Gita” San Francisco 2005

Shiva Rea, 200 & 500 RYT Santa Monica 2004-2006

Shiva Rea & James Bailey, “Ayurveda and the Marma Points”, Kerala, India 2006

Parmarth Niketon, Residential yogi, Rishikesh, India 2006

Sianna Sherman, “Anusara Principals of Alignment”, San Franscisco, 2006

Dr. Swami Shankardev, “Studies of Tantric Meditation” , Santa Monica 2006

Sianna Sherman, Noah Maze, Douglass Brooks, “Triadic Heart of the Goddess”, San Francisco 2007

Dr. Douglass Brooks, “Shiva Sutras on-line course” 2007-2008

Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega, “Rasa and Theory of Meditation” Santa Monica 2007 & 2008

Jane Austin, “Prenatal Yoga Certification” San Francisco 2008

Dr. Swami Shankardev, “Yoga Nidra” Ubud, Bali 2009

Skeeter Tichtnor and Sianna Sherman, “108 Anusara Immersion” Honolulu, San Francisco 2009

Sianna Sherman, Darren Rhodes, Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega, Esalen Institue 2009

Sianna Sherman, Saul David Raye, Dr. Douglas Brooks, Esalen Insitute 2010

Franklin Method: Erik Franklin “Anatomy of Spine” Oahu, HI 2013

Leslie Kaminoff, Yoga and Anatomy year long course 2012

Sianna Sherman, Ashley Turner “Psychology and Yoga” Esalen Insititue 2014

Deepak Chopra, Meditation: Journey into Healing, La Costa 2015

Tias Little: Anatomy of the Subtle Body, Los Gatos, CA 2015

Dharma Widman: “Joy of Sanskrit” Learning to read and write sanskrit Oahu 2015

IRest Yoga Nidra Certification level 1, Richard Miller  2015

Tom Myers, “Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function” 2016

IRest Yoga Nidra Certification leve 2, Richard Miller 2017

Formal and ON-GOING  Yoga, Meditation and Tantric Studies with scholar Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega  

These trainings include highly focused studies on the process of meditation itself as well as the ancient texts they are linked to.  This includes the Medieval Indian Shaiva Tantra (origins of modern yoga) which include the texts written by the  famous Tantrik master Abhinavagupta (c.975-1025).  Some of these texts include:  Tantralokha, Vijnana Bhairava, Siva Sutras and Yoga Sutras

These trainings include initiations into a “heart seed mantra” as well as various other mantras from the Vedas and other ancient texts of India.  These trainings teach the nuances of meditation itself, the nature of mind and thought and how to transverse these subtle domains.

These trainings also include silent meditation retreats 3 times a year for 5-7 days.

Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega, “EHS: ” 2010-2011

Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega “AKM” 2011-2013

Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega “ RCM” 2013-2014

Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega “SSA” 2017 ** in summer of 2017 received “SadaShivacharya” title–allows one to formally teach this practice of meditation to others….