Welcome to Kevin Maloney, our new Business Manager, who joins us at the beginning of April. He brings over 20 years of management experience with him and looks forward to applying it to a spiritual organization, especially with his deep meditation practice already well established. Kevin writes,
It is with deep appreciation and gratitude that I come to fill the role as Business Manager at Svaroopa. I feel my past experience, on a business level and on a personal level, have laid the groundwork well for my coming on board. Knowing I will be committing my time to helping an organization with the ideals that encompass Svaroopa is a great motivator. I look forward to meeting the challenges and rewards that lie ahead, and doing so in partnership with a great team.
Congratulations to Jayaa (Julia) Djaic, our newest Teacher Trainer! Based in Brisbane, Jayaa has been supporting Janaki with the Foundations course for several years, and put her pedal to the metal in the last year to intern both in the USA and in Australia. It’s a pleasure to announce her as a Foundations Teacher Trainer. She says,
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve both Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram and the Australian Svaroopa® yoga community. I am looking forward to expanding the reach of Svaroopa® yoga starting with Melbourne later this year, as we continue to attract more Foundations graduates and hopefully bring Level 1 to Australia again in 2016. It is an honor to present the teachings in this way, I look forward to being a part of igniting the fire within for up and coming teachers, as my teachers have done for me.
We’ve also welcomed Asia Simmons-Chulan in our Guest Services; she takes care of your meals and housing plans as well as your Ashram lunches, course handouts, airport shuttle, shop purchases and shipping. Darin Graybeal is our new bookkeeper, replacing Lindsay Dittbrenner. Darin operates her own business offering bookkeeping services and brings many years of experience in multiple industries. We’re grateful to have her skills supporting our students.