Yogis Without Borders: Training for Activist Yoga Teachers

Presenter(s)

Elaine Valdov

Elaine Valdov, PhD, a representative to the United Nations, is a peace and human rights activist, conflict resolution specialist, founder and president of Yoga Peace Ambassadors, Yogis Beyond Borders, International Peace Ambassadors, and the International Institute for a Culture of Peace. She lectures internationally and is a practicing psychotherapist in New York City.

Satyadev

Satyadev is an advanced Sivananda Yoga teacher (RYT 500) and an instructor in the Teacher Training Course. In 2005, with the goal of promoting peace in his city and the world, he and his wife, Nirmala, founded Atman Yoga, the school through which they massively spread the teachings of yoga and lifestyle in Medellin, Colombia, once known as one of the most violent cities of the world. They do this by offering all classes on a donation basis, teaching yoga in public parks for hundreds of people, organizing huge yogic peace events, and other efforts.

http://www.atman-yoga.org

Nirmala

Nirmala is an advanced Sivananda Yoga teacher (RYT 500) and an instructor in the Teacher Training Course. In 2005, with the goal of promoting peace in her city and the world, she and her husband, Satyadev, founded Atman Yoga, the school through which they massively spread the teachings of yoga and lifestyle in Medellin, Colombia, once known as one of the most violent cities of the world. They do this by offering all classes on a donation basis, teaching yoga in public parks for hundreds of people, organizing huge yogic peace events, and other efforts.

http://www.atman-yoga.org