Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

About The Teacher

Satya Greenstone has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda since 1971. She has shared the teachings of Integral Yoga® in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds and combines a natural, practical, down-to-earth approach to Yoga with a gentle humor. Since 1999 she has been a primary teacher for the 200-hour and the Intermediate Yoga Teacher Training programs. While serving as teacher training coordinator, she helped to develop and teach the first Gentle Yoga Teacher Training program. She has also developed and teaches training programs in Restorative Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, and Yoga and Meditation for Children. In 2005, she received certification in Therapeutic Yoga and is currently certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Satya prefers to offer residential trainings and workshops because she feels that they offer students the closest possible experience to living a yogic life. She gently adapts the Yoga practices to individual needs and always finds a way to encourage and inspire her students who soon recognize that, for her, Yoga is an experience, not a subject for academic study. First and foremost she is a yogini, and her teaching is an extension of the experience gained from her Yoga practice. Satya exudes the joy and exemplifies the benefits that come from living the yogic lifestyle and she shares that joy and those benefits with her students.

Always thankful to her Guru Swami Satchidananda, Satya believes that he has created the perfect environment in which to practice Yoga and experience the peace of one’s true nature. It is that personal recognition of one's true Self that she tries to facilitate in every program and every teacher training.

Teaching Yoga to Children

In 1978 Satya and her husband, Sadasivam Greenstone, started the Yogaville Vidyalayam–Temple of Learning, an elementary school for the ashram community children. Under the direct guidance of their Guru, Swami Satchidananda, they developed and implemented a full academic elementary curriculum based on the principles and teachings of Yoga. For 17 years they taught the children with loving dedication. While teaching at the Vidyalayam, Satya facilitated the publication of the book: Hatha Yoga for Kids by Kids and the DVD Yoga for Children with Swami Satchidananda.

In 1996 Satya and her husband moved to South India to live in the homeland of Swami Satchidananda and to direct the Integral Yoga Institute of Coimbatore. While serving in India, Satya taught Yoga on a daily basis in a wide variety of schools to students in grades K-12. One of the schools was Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, an international Ghandian Educational organization based on the teachings of Mahatma Ghandi.

Upon returning to Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, USA, Satya became the primary teacher for the Basic 200-hr Integral Yoga Teacher Training program. While serving as teacher training coordinator, she developed the teacher training program Teaching Yoga and Meditation to Children, which she and her husband have taught in USA and Europe. She is also a registered children’s Yoga teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance.



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