It was the gift of chronic pain that brought Alison to her yoga practice in 1993. Through study & practice of all the limbs of Yoga, she found powerful tools to heal her body & mind. Inspired to help others, she trained at the acclaimed schools of: White Lotus Foundation, Integrative Yoga Therapy, YogAlign at Kauai Yoga School, & Healing Hands school of Holistic Health. Alison is a Certified Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Massage Therapist, & Reiki Master.
Shambhavi is one of the most important and dynamic women teachers of the deeper aspects of yoga coming out of India today. Her teachings are rooted in the ancient teachings and traditions of Bhakti Yoga, Shakti Sadhana, Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology), Mantra Yoga and Ayurveda. Shambhavi has been honored with the Jyotisha Visharada by CVA for her insightful contributions and teachings in Vedic Astrology.
Manjula Nadarajah is a Master Educator for the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Through an inspiring and transformational journey, Manjula left her successful international corporate career in 2008 to follow her true purpose. She is now a certified Master Educator in Primordial Sound Meditation and the Chopra Center’s Ayurvedic Lifestyle course, Perfect Health. Manjula teaches on a weekly basis at the Chopra Center’s Perfect Health program and also at many of the Center’s signature events, workshops and Teacher Trainings.
As the Chopra Center’s chief operating officer, Sara Harvey is a dynamic, empowering leader who continues to be instrumental in developing the Chopra Center’s world-renowned lifestyle brand. She works directly with co-founder Dr. Deepak Chopra and the leadership team to fulfill the Chopra Center’s mission to serve as the global source for balance, healing, transformation, and the expansion of awareness.
Kali Love has been with the Chopra Center since 2006 and serves as lead and master educator at Chopra Center retreats and corporate events, and on faculty with Chopra Center Certifications for teacher trainings. Kali was introduced to holistic health, yoga, meditation and Eastern philosophy in 1995 at San Francisco State University, and has since continued to passionately study and practice the teachings of mind, body, and spirit. Kali is known for her loving and compassionate presence as a friend and teacher.
Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley ) is a Vedic Educator or Acharya and has worked internationally to promote Vedic knowledge. He is known for his ability to integrate Ayurveda, yoga, and Vedic astrology in one system to raise awareness that can be easily understood and applied today. His work has been recognized both in India and in the West.
Vamadeva is the author of more than 30 books published in 20 different languages.
Edie is a Chopra Center educator, assisting Chopra Center guests on their journey to balance using ancient, timeless techniques. She is passionate about guiding guests toward the experiences of peace of mind, increased energy, conscious choice making, increased productivity and joy in their lives. As a Chopra Center Certified Vedic Master Educator since 2007, she has been joyfully guiding guests in the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, with an open heart and a bit of laughter.
Teresa Long is the Director of the Chopra Center Certification Programs. She oversees all of the Chopra Center’s certification programs and is the connection to the global network of worldwide certified instructors. She is a certified Vedic Educator, Ayurvedic Consultant and an E-RYT 200 and 500 Hour yoga teacher.