Teachers

Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

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.

See more at Yogawithsatya.com

 

Events with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Yoga for Detox: Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind
March 22, 2019

In spring, surrounded by signs of rejuvenation and rebirth, we yearn for the vibrancy of new growth within. Yoga for Detox is the perfect program to help you shed old habits and adopt new practices that will revitalize the body and mind in a totally supportive and beautiful environment. Under expert guidance and instruction, you will: Enhance digestion and elimination with asana (posture) sequences Calm the mind and body with pranayama (yogic breathing) Harmonize the mind and body with mantra (sacred sound) Cleanse the internal body with kriyas (yogic cleansing) In addition, you will enjoy: Delicious vegetarian and vegan meals…

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Part 1: Foundations
April 28, 2019

 Part 1: April 28–May 3, 2019 Part 2: September 22–27, 2019 10% Off Tuition for those registering for Parts 1 and 2 Restorative Yoga is the practice of placing the body into a specific Yoga asana (posture) using the support of props such as bolsters, pillows, blocks, blankets, or chairs. These gentle asanas literally hold and maintain the position of the body as one releases mental and physical tension.  In this supported state, the asana can be held for a significantly longer period of time, which facilitates a state of deeper relaxation. This extended duration allows the innate intelligence of…

Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
July 3, 2019

Have you ever had a student who’s unable to perform even the most basic Hatha poses? You want to help them, but you aren’t sure how. Join Satya Greenstone for the Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training to learn how to accommodate students of varying levels and abilities. This ten-day course teaches you to adapt the Integral Yoga practices to meet the needs of any individual. You will explore the essential benefits of each asana and Yoga practice and determine how to best implement them without strain—regardless of your students’ physical, mental, or emotional conditions. This training also explores: Adaptations of…

Midweek Seminar: Yoga for Strong Bones
September 10, 2019

Yoga has been shown to enhance bone health and strength. In this workshop, you will learn safe and proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia, the precursor to osteoporosis. Dr. Fishman’s Method, consisting of 12  Yoga poses, has been proven to increase bone density for students with osteoporosis or osteopenia and prevent bone loss in people without those diagnoses. Join us to discover how Yoga can help you build and maintain strong bones. This midweek seminar includes: Complete instruction and practice of Dr. Fishman’s 12 poses for bone strength and health Guided relaxation for assimilating the benefits of the…

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Part 2: Therapeutic Applications
September 22, 2019

In Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Part 2, you will explore the therapeutic applications of the rejuvenating practice of Restorative Yoga. Restorative Yoga is the practice of placing the body into a specific Yoga asana (posture) using the support of props such as bolsters, pillows, blocks, blankets, or chairs. These gentle asanas literally hold and maintain the position of the body as one releases mental and physical tension.  In this supported state, the asana can be held for a significantly longer period of time which facilitates a state of deeper relaxation. This extended duration allows the innate intelligence of the…

Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training – Fall
October 20, 2019

The Integral Yoga® 200-hour Teacher Training at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, a space for nurturing your own practice, and the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable Yoga teacher. This comprehensive Yoga teacher certification is a month-long residential program consisting of over 200 class hours. You will learn to teach each portion of the Integral Yoga Level I class, including asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, and meditation. Additionally, you will explore: Classes in the vegetarian diet Instruction in basic anatomy and physiology Chanting instruction—for personal practice and class settings Raja…

Relax and Rejuvenate with Restorative Yoga
December 6, 2019

Restorative Yoga is a simple, effective antidote to stress, tension, and anxiety. In this practice, your body is placed in gentle, supported asanas (poses) with the use of props, allowing your mind to truly let go. Join us for a Restorative Yoga workshop to relax and rejuvenate. When your body is at rest and your mind becomes calm, you can experience the peace within. This workshop offers complete instruction in gentle restorative poses, as well as: Balanced sequences of Restorative Yoga Poses Yoga practices for stress management, relaxation, and rejuvenation Gentle poses that enhance the breathing capacity Simple poses for…

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