Sharing her love of yoga, and sometimes her voice, is her passion and joy!
University of Porto Alegre ..Brazil Physical education degree - 5 yrs
specialty: swimming, weight loss, aerobics
24 years of Bhakti yoga practice
teaches: Bhagavad Gita / Upanishads / Srmiat Baglavatan
School teacher at Ashram for Bhakti yoga / Jhana yoga / Karma Yoga
100 hours study Seminar School at Mayapur India on Bhagavad Gita / Upanishads / Yoga Sutras
15 years cooking chef in the principles of Ayurveda
50 hours study at Sivananda Ashram
200 hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Village School of Teacher Training
3+ years practice and teaching at Yoga Village
She holds a BA in Communication Arts, English and Theatre Education K-12. As a former public school teacher, Ramjoti's passion is sharing her love of learning with others, especially promoting self-healing and self-discovery. Her teaching style reflects a loving and therapeutic touch and an adventuresome spirit within each class.
In addition to her love of yoga, Ramjoti is a professional tribal bellydancer, specializing in sacred music & dance, something she experiences as meditative, "flow activity." Ramjoti is deeply grateful to her students for all they share with her, and wishes to thank her teachers and mentors who have illuminated her path, especially Mary Beth Nehl, Ann Van De Water and Moonyeen Park . Her life as a teacher and an artist has been profoundly influenced from the start by her parents who taught her by their example the joy of living in service to others. Ramjoti lives in Grover Beach in a petite beach retreat with her beloved companions on the journey, husband, Patrick and feline children, Puck and Oberon.
"Any body can do yoga. It is my intention to empower the individual to enjoy a life in the limitless benefits that yoga has to offer. Finding freedom in my physical body as well as my relationship to thoughts, emotions, and the breath continues to create an experience life beyond my wildest dreams. A freedom that I wish for all, to reveal the teacher within and learn how to work with that."
I started practicing yoga about ten years ago when I needed to switch away from running. I hadn't ran for a couple of years due to back problems. I was fearful of reinjury if I continued. Although I remained active physically in that two years, it was never at a level that was satisfying. I came to yoga by accident.
I tried some classes. I liked those classes. I went more regularly. Then I didn't go regularly. I found it deceptively difficult. To me there were aspects of yoga that related to running though... an ineffable physical and mental experience. From those on-again/off-again beginnings, I slowly became more consistent in practice.
I am grateful for the diverse set of instructors and teachers I have had at Yoga Village and elsewhere. As I practice, I grow.
I hope to share the experience of yoga with others; the physical and mental benefits, the positive focus, and the general well being that yoga brings to me.