Yogi Amit has been practicing Yoga since his early teenage years, in Northen India. He completed his bachelor's degree in science and his post graduate diploma in Yoga from G.K. University, continuing to develop his knowledge in both modern science and the ancient system of Yoga. Amit has had the privilege of studying with some of India's most noted teachers such as Swami Ram Dev ji and Swami Rudra ji. He has studied at the Ashtanga Research Institute of Mysure, India with Sharath Rangaswamy, and several times at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. He has also studied with other western teachers such as David Swenson and Usha giving Amit a well rounded perspective of how Yoga is being taught globally.
Amit has ran a Yoga studio in Rishikesh Himalayas and has taught Yoga teacher training retreats and workshops around the World. At this time Amit is offering Yoga in New York. His classes are full of uplifting energy with his genuine loving nature and good sense of humor.
Alex Litvak is an honorably discharged former Infantry Marine, with service-connected disabilities which led him to seek out and explore Yoga as alternative lifestyle for healthier living. He currently holds the highest available certification from Vikasa Yoga Thailand, 500hr RYT Yoga Instructor, and is flag-bearerfor the school representing Vikasa Yoga style in the USA. The word Vikasa means Evolution, and so the style is a hybrid of many classical Yoga, emphasizing most effective techniques for customizing a personal practice – the way Yoga is truly intended. Furthermore, Alex also holds another 200hr RYT certification from a popular New York based studio ‘Yoga to The People’. Alex studies and practices Yoga independently daily, and when he can find time, seeks out the best available teachers to continue honing his skill-set. Alex studies with Master Kosta Miachin in Koh Samui, Thailand, Nevine Michaan the founder of Katonah Yoga, and Jared McCann,Yoga World Champion, and is majorly influenced by the philosophy and life of Jeet Kun Do founder and Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee. Currently, Alex is finishing up the last year of a Master’s degree in Psychology, with concentration in Spirituality and Mind/Body practices from Teachers College, Columbia University. Alex says he is excited to teach at Sakshi Bhava Yoga studio because Amit represents the true Yogis from the foothills of the Himalayas, and is a great source of knowledge, wisdom and personal insight on Yoga as art of living.
Jerome Burdi is an 800-hour certified Dharma Yoga teacher living in his native New York City. He teaches master and all levels classes in his hometown and shares the teachings in yoga schools around the world. Jerome's website is Omjerome.com
Iuliia Rudenko-Golden was born and raised in Mariupol, Ukraine. Iuliia's love for movement began at an early age as a highly ranked Judo martial artist, and avid circus artist. In 2009, Iuliia's was first introduced to Yoga by her mom Lidia. The year of 2011 fulfilled one of her dreams by moving to the Big Apple! As soon as she landed, Iuliia started to deepen her yoga practice studying at Laughing Lotus, Jivamukti, and Yoga Vida. Iuliia was so inspired by the yoga practice she wanted to get a closer look. Iuliia spent a few months in India (Spring 2016) where she traveled from New Delhi to Agra, Varanasi, Goa, and ending in Mysore. Iuliia studied from dusk till dawn daily at "Ashtanga Yoga Mysore," where she completed her RYT 200 Hour Teacher training program. Since Iuliia's graduation she has been partnering up with yoga mentor Amanda Valdes for events and has been assisting yoga classes for AV-Studios. Ilulia's classes are synced with specific and thoughtful sequencing and bumping playlists.
Erzhena’s devotion to yoga began through the advice of a friend before she moved to New York 4 years ago. Her friend championed the idea of living with yoga as a base for a healthy lifestyle. Erzhena started with a book of B.K.S. Iyengar “Light on Yoga” which helped her to begin the journey. Then she decided to learn more profoundly about the philosophy of Yoga in the Integral Institute of Yoga, where she got her yoga teacher certification. Now four years later it has enveloped her, becoming the core of how she lives on a daily basis. Her whole life changed from the moment that she discovered the rich benefits of the ancient spiritual science of Yoga. It not only transformed her physical body, but also altered her way of thinking and her own philosophy that she lives by. Yoga has allowed her to find that balance and establish a stronger connection with herself, learning to grow through the emptiness. It brought her to find whole new levels within herself. Yoga helped her to realize that it is very important to follow our heart, our intuition to find our true Self. And this is what she did by following her intuition to pursue her dream and get her Master degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She wants to help people to live healthy and mindful life. Yoga’s life changing system gives her guidance in maintaining a grateful heart.
Elena came to Yoga 16 years ago. Yoga came to her many years later. " The mind can reach the state of Yoga through practice and detachment (Yoga Sutra of Patanjali 1.12 translation TKV Desikachav) Yoga is a journey which has changed her physically, emotionally, and mentally. Elena's teaching method came through her own experience, with clear and mindful instructions. She gives her students the opportunity to understand that yoga is an internal awareness that can truly transform their lives. Elena's trading includes: two years T.T. Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, and two extended trips to India to study with the Iyengar Family. She has been teaching since 2013.