Meera (Sandy Reid), SVA Owner, E-RYT 500
"Watch intensely, listen entirely, and you will learn constantly about loving fully" ~ Meera
Meera has been devoted to the path of yoga for over 14 years. Though initially drawn to the practice for physical fitness, yoga soon inspired profound self-inquiry, radical expansion, and a passionate engagement with life.
Meera’s deep commitment to community, and to inspiring transformation in those around her, led her to teaching. It is Meera’s sincere joy to share Sattva Yoga, as developed by Master Teacher Anand Mehrotra, whose wise teachings and loving presence taught her to trust her inner guide fully and live with graceful passion in all moments. It is Meera’s daily inspiration to share this practice, wisdom, and invitation to vibrant living with her students.
She is a RYT-500 and is certified to teach Sattva Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, YogaFit and Hot Yoga. She has completed advanced teacher training with Stefani Hoyt and Mandorla Yoga Institute; Master Teacher and divine inspiration, Ma Siddhi; and Sattva Yoga Founder and Master Teacher Anand Mehrotra in Rishikesh, India. Meera is a facilitator for THE BRAIN CLEANSE™.
In each of her classes, Meera creates a compassionate and non competitive environment where all students are invited to celebrate all aspects of the unique human beings they are. Though the style of practice may vary – from high-energy Sattva journeys to soothing therapeutic flows to cleansing Kundalini sets – each experience with Meera is empowering, and invites a connection to one’s own divine inspiration and infinite capacity.
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Sylvie Laflèche-Greig, SVA Owner, RYT 500
"Sattva Yoga as developed by Anand has changed everything for me! The love and freedom found, felt and experienced in a Sattva Yoga class is what makes this journey completely unique! Being boundless, fearless, radically alive, present and free! Having the capacity to share in this energy with others is a gift and is why I am a teacher!" ~ Sylvie
Sylvie is an RYT 500 registered with Yoga Alliance and is certified to teach Sattva Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, YogaFit, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Hot Yoga.
She advanced her studies with travels to India, being immersed into the Sattva Yogic lifestyle and studying with divine inspirations and Master Teachers Anand Mehrotra and Ma Siddhi at the Sattva Centre in Rishikesh, India.
Sylvie is committed to deepening her connection to the yogic path and travels yearly to the USA and India to study with her Masters.
Whether practicing to surrender and ground in a Yin Yoga class, energizing the body and calming the mind while flowing through creative and nourishing Vinyasas, diving deep into stillness in Meditation or cultivating powerful energy to ignite the internal flame in a Sattva Warrior journey, Sylvie holds space for students to arrive completely, live fully and be wholeheartedly present.
As a yoga teacher, she guides others to explore how transformational a consistent yoga practice can be to their body, mind and spirit. Always a student first, it is her wish to passionately share her love of yoga and to inspire students to continue to commit to their practice, to come together as a sangha, sharing space and tapping into the field of full potentiality... with a strong spine and a soft heart."
Sylvie is also a certified Fitness Instructor Specialist with CanFitPro (CFP | FIS | CPR), leading classes that are focused on cardio conditioning, muscular strength and functional training, core and fusions.
Her teaching repertoire includes(ed) Sattva Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, YogaFit, Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga, Power Yoga, Core Focus, (NewBody, LMI BodyFlow and LMI CXWORX).
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"There is nothing human awareness and willingness cannot transcend." Anand Mehrotra
Anand currently teaches around the world! He gives wisdom talks, offers satsangs and meditations. He leads Sattva Yoga journeys, and guides students through profound transformations in wisdom immersions, retreats, and various trainings. He is featured in the award-winning documentary The Highest Pass and in the recently released online course with Daily OM Himalayan Wisdom for Life Beyond Fear. The first book in his series on freedom, The Free Life, is due for release in 2013.
Anand is passionate about the environment and in developing sustainable businesses that support and transform the communities in which they participate. This entrepreneurial spirit has led to numerous endeavors, including his creation of the Sattva Centre, the Rishikesh retreat and wellness centre where he leads wisdom immersions and Sattva Yoga teacher trainings. He is the founder of SVA Yoga, of Sattva Yoga, of the Khushi Charitable Society, providing medical, educational, and spiritual support to the children of Rishikesh, and also of the Sattva Foundation, which benefits the elderly.
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Deeply grounded in her 30 year practice, Siddhi’s intuitive wisdom, nurturing strength and joyful sense of humour make her a transformational teacher and powerful healer. She is a Senior Teacher and Teacher Trainer of Sattva, Kundalini, Naam and Prenatal yoga and possesses a deep knowledge of the physical and energetic body. Siddhi is the founder of The Organ Cleanse and of the world renowned THE BRAIN CLEANSE™ - profoundly healing programs of diet, asana, and deep emotional work that create a new awakening on every level of the body and spirit.
Siddhi currently travels the world leading spiritual journeys, teaching yoga, guiding profoundly healing cleanses, and inspiring women into the fullness of their motherhood. She offers her wisdom and touches countless lives teaching and leading trainings in India, South Africa, Europe, the USA and Canada.
Siddhi is a 500 RYT with Yoga Alliance and a certified teacher and teacher trainer of, Kundalini Yoga, Naam Yoga, Sattva Yoga and the co-founder of Sattva Prenatal Yoga.
She is a mother and grandmother and lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Her yoga DVD, "Siddhi's Morning Practice", is available at www.siddhisyoga.com
Ma Dhyan Siddhi
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