Karmananda (Jeffrey) Gottlieb

Karmananda (Jeffrey) Gottlieb

Karmananda
Karmananda (Jeffrey) Gottlieb
Ashram Teachers & Artists
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Karmananda studied Yoga and meditation with Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati from 1971 until 1992 and taught Yoga for many years. A long-time Ashram staff member, he is past President of the Board of Trustees of the Yoga Society of New York. Karmananda is also an experienced hiker who has been hiking local trails for 25 years.

Nomi Bachar

Nomi Bachar

Bachar
Nomi Bachar | counselor and self-actualization coach
Guest Teachers & Artists
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Nomi Bachar is a counselor, human potential expert and workshop leader who helps people self-heal and optimize their life. She has created a unique and results-driven method, Gates of Power®, that supports the well-being and success of all seven areas of life. For over 26 years she has been lecturing and conducting life-changing workshops, training professionals around the globe. Nomi focuses on assisting clients in releasing limiting thoughts and feelings, while empowering them to realize their inner strength and achieve their personal and professional success.

Prof. Ram Karan Sharma

Prof. Ram Karan Sharma

Sharma
Prof. Ram Karan Sharma
Guest Teachers & Artists
Sanskrit
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Prof. Ram Karan Sharma is an eminent scholar and educator, Sanskrit poet, translator, editor, author of a number of books, and long-time President of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS). With his background of traditional Vedic education combined with modern university training, he has taught as Professor of Sanskrit, Linguistics and Philosophy in India and the U.S. and was Vice Chancellor of two prominent Sanskrit Universities in India. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the President's Award (India). Prof.

Tara Devi

Tara Devi (Tara Federman)

Tara
Ashram Teachers & Artists
Sanskrit
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Tara Devi (Tara Federman) received training in meditation, natural healing, Sanskrit, Yoga-Vedanta philosophy and Hatha Yoga from Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati from 1971 on. She has also studied Hatha Yoga with other well-known teachers. She works with children with special needs and has been a senior staff teacher at Ananda Ashram for many years.

Keshavacharya Das

Keshavacharya Das

Keshavacharya
Keshavacharya Das
Guest Teachers & Artists
1

Keshavacharya Das is an accomplished musician and vocalist who has dedicated his life in the Bhakti Yoga tradition, finding deep inspiration in devotional Kirtan chanting. His spiritual teacher, Srila Radhanatha Swami, encouraged him to share his enthusiasm for Kirtan with others. A native of Switzerland, he has been performing traditional Indian Kirtans accompanied by harmonium, flute, mridanga (drum) and other percussion instruments.

Kamaniya

Kamaniya

Kamaniya
Kamaniya
Guest Teachers & Artists
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Kamaniya is a devotional singer who for many years has led ecstatic Kirtan, combining sacred chants and healing songs from diverse spiritual traditions that are intended to deepen one‘s connection to nature and the Divine. She has studied Yoga philosophy, Sanskrit and Indian music at Ananda Ashram and has sung and recorded with several well-known devotional singers.

Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar

Deepak
Deepak Kumar Pareek
Ashram Teachers & Artists
Music
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Deepak Kumar Pareek is a light classical singer and composer from the state of Rajasthan, India. His music covers a wide spectrum of styles: ghazals (romantic poetry), bhajans (devotional songs), kirtan and classic film songs. Deepak first studied with his father, Shri P.N. Vyas, and later with Ustad R.F. Dagar, Ustad Moinuddin Khan and Shri Mohinderjit Singh. He is accomplished on several musical instruments including harmonium, tamboura, guitar and keyboard. Deepak is co-director of the East-West School of Music and as a faculty member teaches and performs regularly.

Mavis Gewant

Mavis Gewant

Gewant
Mavis Gewant
Guest Teachers & Artists
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Mavis Gewant studied the ancient techniques of yantra and silk deity painting with Tantric Master Shri Harish Johari, serving as his personal assistant for over twenty years. He requested her to teach this knowledge and to illustrate his last book, Planetary Meditation Kit, containing yantras and mantras of the planets. A Vedic Astrology student and experienced teacher of many subjects, Mavis is one of the few persons in the U.S. with over two decades training in this sacred art and a devotion to teaching.

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