The Ashram is now open! (LOTUS remains temporarily closed.) Contact us | Ashram Update - April 2024: A New Chapter of Service


Maria Malati Gelabert, Ph.D., RYT 200

Maria Malati Gelabert is a chemist and Yoga teacher, with certifications from Integral Yoga with Satya Greenstone (2010), restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater (2011) and Yoga Nidra with Julie Lusk (2023). In her creative nonfiction writing, she explores scientific connections between mindfulness and thermodynamics, folding chemistry into Yoga and wellness. Of specific interest is chaos, or thermodynamic entropy, where ideas of chaos or disorder can be used to better understand and work with mind chatter. About five years ago, Malati developed the Managing Mind Chaos Yoga workshop, which combines scientifically-based content within the backdrop of meditation and restorative Yoga practice. She also holds workshops in Restorative Yoga; her regular Yoga instruction includes a monthly Gentle Joints/Yoga Nidra and weekly Stretch into Stillness classes. Information about her Yoga teaching, as well as Mind Chaos articles may be found at She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sugaree Lands.

Sign Up to Receive Our Newsletter!

©2024 Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville Inc
All Rights Reserved.