Kathryn Herbert; Ayu, Ct.P, RYT 200
Kathryn is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. She completed her formal studies at AUCM (American University of Complimentary Medicine) LA, CA and advanced her studies at the highly acclaimed DPU (DY Patil University) Pune, India and ISA (International School of Ayurved) Pune, India. Her clinical experience includes AUCM Clinic; Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA; PY Patil University Hospital of Ayurved, Pune, India; IVAC Ayurvedic Treatment Center, Mysore, India; Amrutham Center for Ayurved, Tamkur, India; and Greens Ayurvedic Hospital, Kerela, India. To deepen her knowledge and practice of Yoga, she completed teacher training and has studied the Shivananda philosophies as they relate to the applied use of medical focus on an individual’s condition and constitution and holds RYT 200.
She came to the Sacred Science of Ayurved through her personal experience having been diagnosed with AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis), RS (Reiter Syndrome), FM (Fibromyalgia) and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). While lying in a hospital bed for a week following a near fatal experience with an allergic reaction to a pharmaceutical drug prescribed by a highly qualified, allopathic doctor acting within the scope of modern practice with the best of intentions, Kathryn decided that it was time to educate herself to the subtle philosophies of naturopathic medicine and apply the principles. Through adaptation of the Science of Life as a Way of Life, her conditions miraculously improved bringing a vibrant brilliance to every aspect of her life and she vowed to share this knowledge with others in the interest of universal hope, health and happiness.
Kathryn practices privately in Southern California and conducts national workshops to promote the benefits of Ayurvedic Lifestyle choices. Her emphasis is customized nutritional plans and herbal formulations for rejuvenation and repair of mind and body to create psycho-somatic balance and she specializes in autoimmune disorders. She lives in Los Angeles with her two teenaged children, two dogs, a cat, three horses and hopes to welcome chickens to her home soon.
Robynn Nierop is a Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Coach for the internationally recognized company, Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro). She has contributed extensively to the content development and professional training of the certification since it was launched in 2013. In 2008, Robynn graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) where she gained her designation as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN). She has since promoted optimal healthy lifestyles through individualized nutritional consulting for both adults and children. She specializes in the use of diet and natural nutrition as necessary aspects in achieving the best possible levels of health and wellness for her clients.
Robynn has over fifteen years of dancing experience, in disciplines such as ballet, modern and jazz, which guided her to complete the Body Harmonics Instructor Training program for Pilates in addition to practicing Yoga for over ten years. She uses the combination of these practices to teach her class participants on how to build strength, stability and awareness in conjunction with appropriate breathing techniques.
A certified Life Skills Coach and George Brown College graduate, she believes in living life with balance, moderation, and using her knowledge and life experience to coach others on achieving optimal health and well-being.
Ravi Shankar and Sheela Shankar
Ravi Shankar and Sheela Shankar, are both students of T.K.V. Desikachar, who is one of the most influential yoga teachers of our time. Sri Desikachar’s father and teacher was Sri T. Krishnamacharya, who is considered the grandfather of modern yoga. Both Ravi and Sheela completed the intense two-year Diploma of Yoga conducted by the Krishnamacharya Yoga Manidram in Chennai and taught there for many years.
Ravi specializes in pranayama, asana and philosophy while Sheela specializes in Chanting. They currently run their own Yoga school, Yoga Nidhi – a center for Yoga and Vedic Chanting, in Chennai, India (www.yoganidhi.net).
Ravi was the Scholar-in-Residence at Denison University, Granville, Ohio in 2008-09 and has conducted Wellness, Stress Management and Learning programs for many leading corporate houses in India.
Sheela is a musician trained in both the classical music traditions of India – Carnatic and Hindustani. She uses her meditative music at the end of a practice session to transport the students to a place of quiet and stillness.