Raising funds for Omkar Yoga studio

The Year 2017 marked a new beginning in our lives when we met in the Sivananda Ashram Grass Valley for an intensive 8-weeks Yoga Teachers Training Program. Maggie from Chicago, Gary originally from Hong Kong, & Surabhi from India currently based in CA, envisioned this dream together of creating a pathway to preach authentic classical yogic knowledge--Omkar Yoga Studio.

Omkar means the primordial sound from which the entire universe was manifested. The word itself has the power to resonate with the power of the deep inner expansive consciousness. Yoga means a union of the individual with universal power. It brings about the mind which is calm and unruffled in all situations. 

It will be based in Bay area CA, a profit-based organization but based on spiritual core value and belief. Our vision is to help people in restoring health, regaining peace of mind & to bring about about balance in all aspects of life. Fostering awareness in all the three different levels of health- Physical, Mental & Spiritual.  Health, Happiness&Harmony is our motto. Our teachings are based purely on the classical yoga sutras Eight-limbed path{Ashtanga Yoga): A safe and step by step approach to reach the goal of self-realization.

The programs that we are going to offer are not just goal  oriented but also holistic and integrative style like weight loss program for a month includes asanas/yogic posture, breathing exercises to balance the mind,  detox to clean the body and pacify the senses, positive thinking to channelize the energy in a positive direction; diet plan talking food in terms of physical and subtle benefits. Mindful and intelligent eating in congruence with the Ayurvedic principles.
At last, relaxation in all the three different levels: mental, physical and spiritual. Similar programs are designed for different health conditions like depression, anxiety, diabetes, asthma, psychosomatic diseases, ADHD, Trauma, Pain management, Birth & genetic defects, Pre-natal yoga& kids yoga. The area of expertise has a spectrum with the composite trio power.

Surabhi Bhatia:
Born amongst the tranquility of Himalayas, yoga and spirituality was an innate part of my life since the very beginning. At the age of 6, I got introduced into the path of classical yogic life; I learned the intricate yogic lifestyle and its different dimensions. Yoga Nidra, Kriya yoga, Asanas, pranayama, self-healing practices were all included in the yogic upbringing through my gurus. After moving to the United States, my life went through a lot of ups and downs. Falling health, injuries made me realize the importance of yoga in one’s life in order to reassure the ability to understand the power of self-healing. 

RYT 500  hour yoga teacher training under International Sivananda yoga Vedanta center gave me an altogether different perspective towards life& health. Currently pursuing, an 800-hour yoga health educators training from Sivananda Institue of heath a well-rounded integration of Western medical science& yoga /holistic practices. The program is equipped with so many powerful tools and extraordinary faculty. Yoga psychologically, western psychology, Ayurveda, medicine (western&alternative), anatomy & pathology studies are so beautifully integrated together. After the completion, we will be equipped with so much knowledge and hope will be able to bring back the core of spiritual health in life which is completely back seated in the current time.

The purpose of my life as a yogini is to share the knowledge and cherish life. Writer, dancer, mother and above all a yogi defines the minuscule purpose of my being. 

Gary Chu(Sivadas)

Gary feels so blessed how yoga lifestyle relieves his past injuries on his knees, lower back, and shoulders from gym workout and marathon. He has been helping patients with multiple sclerosis, arthritis, Parkinson’s stroke, and stress. Gary is specialized in correcting postures, relieving the tension and mind by the using yoga practices.
Besides being a Yoga RYT 500 certified, he is also a NASM certified personal trainer, ACE Fitness Group Fitness Instructor and TRX Advanced teaching trainer.
Maggie( Kumari ) A young effervescent girl was born and raised in Chicago. She has been practicing yoga since 2010. She is a registered 200 hr RYT  and an expert in kids yoga. After battling with ADHD for many years, Maggie found the way to reconnect with her health and discovered the power of yoga by embracing the physical, mental and spiritual change through her own practices. 
An expert in Hatha yoga, super flexible and her vibrant smile completes the energy of the trio.     

Awaken the yogi within you at Omkar Yoga studio. Your support will make our dream come true  Omkar Yoga studio opening soon in Bay area California.


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Surabhi Bhatia 
Fremont, CA
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