Su-maya K. Owens is a devoted teacher & practitioner of yoga, massage, and ayurveda with over twelve years of clinical experience in the healing arts. Her approach combines years of personal & professional studies in Purna Yoga, her experience of living and working on a yogic ashram, her travels across Southeast Asia, and intensive studies with renowned Thai & ayurvedic doctors from around the world. Su-maya is also a dedicated practitioner of karma yoga, the practice of achieving a state of spiritual union by living in service to others. She currently volunteers with local nonprofits such as Bounty and Soul, The Yoga Service Movement, and Women’s Wellbeing and Development Fund to offer free yoga, massage, and other wellness programs available to people of color, elderly, and other underprivileged populations in the Asheville area. She is the owner and founder of Yoga Shamana, a holistic private practice based in Asheville, NC.