About The Teacher

Lives In: Seal Beach, California Favorite Pose: Gomukasana Favorite Food: Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwhich Best thing about teaching: Always arriving with a beginners mind; to inspire and be inspired

Anita’s life mission is living and cultivating a life of balance while inspiring others to do the same. The fabric that makes up her lifestyle teaching is infused by the magic of her birthplace, Mysore India. Anita continues to draw inspiration from the spiritual healing lineage of her family most importantly her mother and spiritual teacher Swamini Srividyananda who resides at Arsha Vidya Gurukulum in Pennsylvania. Anita’s professional career in the luxury spa industry began as a founding member of Aveda. She went on to work as a global educator for other European luxury lines before feeling called to stick closer to home with her husband and best dog Hula creating their lifestyle company Satyam Healing Arts. Their mission is supporting the needs of individuals seeking a holistic and complementary approach to health, wellness and lifestyle through yoga and ayurveda.  In addition to private sessions they offer unique educational and eco-lifestyle retreats, immersions and teacher trainings at some of the most beautiful places on the planet. Anita has always connected with sacred mystic rituals and believes the elements to lasting beauty are more than skin deep. She created Rasa Bhava Beauty to share and teach others that everything in life is divine. She wanted to provide clients a haven for Soul Nourishment, allowing them to immerse oneself in the nourishing elixir of life and taste the magic of transformation. As a licensed aesthetician she believes in the magic of botanicals and essential oils to heal the senses. Anita offers Ayurvedic rejuvenation consultations, essential oil blending and face and body therapies. Anita’s style of teaching Yoga is of the heart (Ananda) dedicated to the great Vedic Science of Yoga and Ayurveda. She is committed to teaching an integral form of yoga that combines the classical yoga system of Patanjali, integrated with the healing Science of Ayurveda. She strongly believes in the practice of Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra, the music of our voices, harmonium or drums that vibrate in our cellular body, awakening Shakti, activating our subtle energy body, energizing our spirit and allowing the inner river to flow. Her yoga foundation began in the Iyengar tradition and the teachings of Ramanand Patel and is layered with study with masters: Eric Schiffman, Dr.Vasant Lad, Judith Lasater, Mas Vidal, Saul David Raye, Arun Deva, Nischala Devi and Tukaram Das. She is certified at the 500hr level, Restorative Yoga and facilitates Yoga teacher trainings in Guatemala, Fiji, Bali and India.   In her words: “I get real joy from helping people experience their true divine self, inner light, and witness aw-haaa moments. I believe when you fulfill your purpose with meaning it gives you that electrifying juice (Rasa) and the essential inner-connection to the Divine (Bhava). The essence of Self- RasaBhava” I look forward to seeing on this journey!

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