Reverend Bruce Shankar Fern, M.Ed, IYM, CH was given the Sanskrit name Shankar directly by his Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda and is one of Swami Satchidananda’s senior disciples and a teacher having taught all aspects of Yoga to many hundreds of students in the US and Canada. Shankar practices deep spiritualty while actively living in the world and cares deeply about all our spiritual growth and the release from suffering and delusion. When teaching, Shankar invokes the Light of Lights to bless all in his presence. He will be the first to tell you anything good that comes from him comes from the Divine Force which of its own accord chooses to use him as an instrument. Shankar is an Integral Yoga Minister who does humanistic coaching and spiritual counseling (he was trained as a psychotherapist) as well as spiritual wedding ceremonies, family and pet memorial services, birth ceremonies and house blessings. He is also on the Board of Directors of the NY Integral Yoga Institute and a Chaplain in the NY Putnam County SPCA. In the business world, Bruce is the president and founder of Change-Ready Solutions, which provides businesses with training and consulting to enable them to value and leverage diversity for better decision making and innovation in their organizations, teaching managers to recognize the Spark of Humanity in all people versus being distracted by superficial differences.