Tirza Dawn is a co-founder of both the Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training and the Body Temple Yoga programs at the dhyana Center. With over 20 years experience practicing and teaching yoga, she offers in-depth instruction from many styles and perspectives, including Iyengar, Tri Yoga and Vinyasa.
Through asana, satya, and pranayama, her teaching focuses on the mind/body-connection, and finding pathways to self love and the devotional heart.
Akiva Satnarayan is an intuitive healer, Business Coach, and a teacher’s trainer of Naam Yoga Therapies. He skillfully guides with his mastery of Tantric Numerology, and kabbalistic Astrology. Raised in Israel then immigrating to North America he discovered Kabbalah, subtle body Yogic practices and Numerology. Applying his natural traits of creativity, optimism, pragmatism, endurance and healing with these practices handed down from Eastern mystics, Akiva wisely counsels others to “recognize then accept their unique life experiences (past and present) to take charge of their true destiny.”
Chrys is a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher and dhyana Center Alumni who has studied extensively with Jivamukti & Power yoga tribes around the country. Drawing from his diverse range of mentors and ongoing studies Chrys is developing his own blend of sequencing and unique approach to leading modern, up-beat Vinyasa classes that remains rooted in the basics and reverence for the divine. He is passionate about helping people develop a daily Yoga & Self Care practice that is both sincere and playful. Chrys leads from a place of genuine interest in the human experience and enjoys uncovering humor amidst life’s constant change and paradox.
Maxwell brings his expertise as a KRI Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Instructor, California certified massage therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner, and musical maestro to his practice. While struggling with auto-immune symptoms, Maxwell sought out the support of the Center’s Pulse Clinic in 2007 to gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of dis-ease. With guidance, he was able to expand his health and self-awareness, through the Heart of Ayurveda and Kundalini Yoga (the Yoga of Awareness). Now, with all auto-immune symptoms non-existent, his experience is available as inspiration that change and healing are possible.
After practicing KY since 2010, he is grateful for the opportunity to offer this Yoga to the greater community. His classes are designed to be accessible to all levels of students, crafted with compassion, to support all in nurturing their own grounding cord to self. Join his Kundalini Yoga, Deep Relaxation Gong Meditation class, and allow your essence to be your authentic presence.