Yogis Without Borders: Training for Activist Yoga Teachers

Presenter(s)

Elaine Valdov

Dr. Elaine Valdov, a representative to the United Nations, is a peace and human rights activist, conflict resolution specialist and the Founder of Yoga Peace Ambassadors and Yogis Without Borders. Dr. Valdov lectures internationally and is best known for her championship of causes and creation of peace and development initiatives for the UN Millennium Development Goals and the UN “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.” She has held many NGO positions at the United Nations, including Chair of the Executive Committee of Non Government Organizations Affiliated with the United Nations DPI and others. She is currently a practicing psychotherapist in New York City and a professional coach focusing on “Finding Your Role in Creating a Culture of Peace”.

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