Catherine O'Neill (Durga Leela) is a Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist, trained at the California College of Ayurveda, and in Kerala, India. She is also a Sivananda trained Yoga teacher (RYT-500), extensively trained in meditation and Vedanta. She has been involved with the 12-Step Fellowship for over 13 years and has developed the "Yoga of Recovery" programs and led retreats internationally since then. She is the Director of the Ayurveda Programs at the Yoga Farm in California, and leads several Ayurvedic Retreats at International Sivananda Yoga Ashrams.http://yogaofrecovery.com
Swami Hridyananda (previously Sita Chaitanya) is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, and senior staff of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat with over twenty-five years of experience teaching Yoga and Yoga Teachers' Training Courses. She is also an artist, who focuses on sacred art and the practice of sacred art as a pathway to healing and meditation. She directs fasting retreats and has wide experience in supporting individuals on this transformative journey. She is a dynamic teacher who uses her own personal experience and much humor in her teachings.