Gurudevi has bestowed the title of Yogaratna on eight more Svaroopa® yoga teachers. They join Valerie (Atmananda) Trautlein, the first teacher honored in this way. Please help us congratulate:
- Carolyn (Karuna) Beaver
- Cayla (Mangala) Allen
- Jules (Brahmini) Watson
- Marlene (Matrikaa) Gast
- Melissa (Yogyananda) Fountain
- Nirooshitha Sethuram
- Rosemary (Rudrani) Nogue
- Soraya Periera
“Just as in the ‘real world,’” explains Gurudevi, “the yoga world has ways of acknowledging the highest levels of leadership. Meaning the “jewel of yoga” or a “yoga-gem,” this title honors one who has developed their inner depth in such a way that they can shine it into the world.
Their mastery extends into the practicalities of life as well as the mystical dimensions within. Like a diamond or ruby reflects the light, captivating all who see it, such a yogi shines Divine Light into the world in a way that heals, transforms and uplifts others.”
Gurudevi created this yogic title in early 2020. It honors those who embody the qualities of yoga in three ways: Commitment to teaching, quality of their teaching and their commitment and service to the Ashram. To learn more, click here: Yogic Titles.