President of SF Integral Yoga Institute
Swami Ramananda is a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition. He has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years. Through his affinity for and devoted study of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Ramananda offers practical methods of integrating the teachings of yoga into daily life, and coping with stress, depression, and anger. He leads advanced level yoga teacher training programs and offers a variety of workshops in many locations around the country. He is a founding board member of the Yoga Alliance, a national registry that supports and promotes yoga teachers as professionals, and he is currently the President of the San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute.
eRYT500, Yoga Minister,
Director of Teacher Training
Jivana has focused on teaching yoga for people with disabilities, and is currently on staff at California Pacific Medical Center's Institute for Health and Healing. He has also worked with Dean Ornish's Heart Disease Reversal Program, and taught yoga for many years through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Diana Meltsner has been teaching Integral Yoga style Hatha classes in the Bay Area since 2001.
She has focused on the full spectrum of students and environments from children at schools to seniors in medical clinics. She also teaches prenatal and postnatal classes in yoga studios. Her classes encourage mindfulness and lead towards experiencing inner peace and self discovery. She has been staffing the IY teacher trainings since 2003.
Sadasiva began his yoga career as a karma yogi in 1996. Since then he has enjoyed continuous practice including instruction to other like-minded individuals seeking optimal health, inner peace and a deeper understanding of existence. Sadasiva began assisting teacher trainings in 2007. In 2009, he took on the role of main teacher of the basic level teacher trainings. He is currently a resident and serves on the board of directors of the SFIYI.
Ian delights in sharing the purifying pratices of Hatha Yoga: chanting, moving, breathing, relaxing. We emerge more comfortable in our skin. His training in Integral Yoga has been steady since 2001. His aim is on you feeling open and bright all day, then sleeping well all night.
Madhuri, a dedicated yogini, found and fell in love with Yoga on her arrival in San Francisco from London. She has been teaching Integral Yoga since '97. At the Integral Yoga Institute, she has served as Head of Teachers and as a trainer for Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Children's Yoga Teacher Trainings, and she continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Her passion is sharing the deeper teachings of yoga, which offer the precious treasure of true freedom and liberation.
Our Teacher Training program has been training teachers and changing lives for over twenty-five years. In San Francisco, we are lucky to have a gifted and experienced staff that has taught this training for years.
In fact, Integral Yoga was a founding member of the Yoga Alliance (the national organization of Yoga teachers).