Co-founder of Pura Vidya and Present Moment Retreat, and E-RYT 500 certified, CJ is a renowned teacher of yoga, dance, and meditation. She has combined her joy of these self-healing therapies with her experience as a wellness leader and healing practitioner to create international retreats and training. Ananda facilitates 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher training, shamanic cleanses, and transformational retreats giving each person the heartfelt attention and direct facilitation that cultivates ecstatic healing, and magical experiences.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
In 2011, Saraswati began studying yoga with Yogrishi Vishvketu in Rishikesh, India, and since then has been diving into yoga philosophy and practice all over the world. Exploring playful connections with others in yoga practice, she traveled to Montreal to study with AcroYoga Montreal. Following a deep connection with nature and the elements, she traveled to Peru to complete a 500-hour yoga teacher training with a focus in shamanic and Ayurvedic cleansing with School Yoga Institute (SYI).
School Yoga Institute (Yoga)
Coby spent many years reconnecting with the earth throughout Latin America. He sailed the Caribbean, learning just how deeply one can relax. He led groups of teenagers through five different continents. He spent much time in India where he lived 'Baba Life', renouncing material comforts and exploring the boundaries of meditation. But between each chapter of his story, he would always return to his Shamanic teacher in Peru for study and guidance. Coby’s deep rooted interest in shamanism found its perfect complement when he married a yoga guru, CJ Ananda.