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.
Events with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
December 6, 2019
Restorative Yoga is a simple, effective antidote to relieve stress, tension, and anxiety. In this practice, your body is placed in gentle, supported asanas (poses) with the use of props, allowing a release of physical and mental tensions. 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: Balanced sequences of Restorative Yoga Poses Complete instruction in gentle restorative poses Yoga practices for stress management, relaxation, and rejuvenation Gentle poses that enhance the breathing capacity Simple poses for everyday…
March 13, 2020
Yearning for vibrancy and rejuvenation this Spring? Come shed old habits and create new revitalizing practices in a supportive, healing environment. Enjoy delicious vegan meals, opportunities for fasting, Restorative Yoga sessions, as well as yogic practices to cleanse the mind, body, and soul. 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 your vibration with mantra (sacred sound) Cleanse the internal body with kriyas (yogic cleansing) Detox from media, unplug and free the mind of unnecessary thoughts Join us to begin your fresh start!…
March 22, 2020
For Yoga teachers and health professionals Yoga is for every body, regardless of shape, size, or ability level. Join Satya Greenstone to learn how to make the sacred practice of Yoga accessible to all 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 determine how to best implement them without strain—regardless of your students’ physical, mental, or emotional conditions. This training explores: Adaptations of asanas (postures) Chair Yoga (helpful for students with limited mobility or space)…
April 13, 2020
Gain a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, a space for nurturing your own Yoga practice, and the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable Integral Yoga teacher. This comprehensive, 200-hr Yoga teacher certification is a month-long residential program where 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 about the benefits of a vegetarian diet Instruction in basic anatomy and physiology Chanting instruction—for personal practice and class settings Raja Yoga (the science of the mind and yogic…
July 17, 2020
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 everyday practice Healing aspects of Restorative Yoga Since the poses are supported by props, they can be held effortlessly for an extended period of time. This results in a state of deep relaxation, where the innate intelligence of the body becomes balanced and the entire system returns…
December 6, 2020
Travel to southern India with Satya Greenstone for a ten-day Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the intimate classroom setting of the Integral Yoga Institute of Coimbatore, you will learn how to adapt the Integral Yoga® practices to meet the needs of any individual. Explore ancient temples and experience Indian to its fullest. You will learn the essential benefits of each asana and determine how to best implement them without strain—regardless of your students’ physical, mental, or emotional conditions. Yoga is for every body, regardless of shape, size, or ability level. Learn how to make the sacred practice of Yoga…