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Mokshapriya is an Ordained Minister and certified Yoga instructor with over 40 years Yoga experience, both teaching and personal practice. She prepares and teaches Yoga and meditation classes and workshops at Yogashakti Yoga Center in Queens, New York. Prepares and gives Yoga retreats, workshops and classes throughout the New York area. Responsible for preparation and layout of books and publications produced by the Yoga Center.
In 1992 she was ordained "Ma Mokshapriya Shakti Saraswati" by Maha Mandeleshwar Ma Yoga Shakti Saraswati at the Ujjain Kumbha Mela in India. She set aside a long professional career in the printing business to dedicate more time to community service and the propagation of Yoga. Mokshapriya started to teach yoga and meditation classes in 1970 and also acted as a Yoga Instructor in High School in Miami, introducing, designing and teaching an accredited Yoga course for high school students, which was adopted throughout the state.
In 1998 she joined Marianne Mitsinikos and formed the Yoga Teachers Training Institute. Prepares and teaches the curriculum for Yoga Teachers in the New York area that has trained over 280 yoga teachers in Long Island and New York. She is an active member of MYSIM - Ma Yoga Shakti International Mission and associated sister organizations since 1978. Pupil of Maha Mandaleshwar Ma Yoga Shakti Saraswati, the world-renowned expert and author of many authentic books on Yoga and philosophy. She received her Ph.D.in Education by researching and writing a "Comprehensive Eclectic Yoga Program: A Strategy for Self-Improvement" Curriculum for College from Warnborough College in U.K. Mokshapriya makes the study of philosophy interesting and life changing. She is very direct, but approachable.
Miguel Andujar, M.D. is a practicing physician who specializes in clinical hematology and disability analysis of work related injuries. He is the Medical director of Esperanza Training center of Mentally Retarded Adults. Dr. Andujar is an enthusiastic student of philosophy, psychology and comparative religions. He is a disciple of Maha Mandaleshwar Ma Yoga Shakti since 1991. He conducts classes and workshops in yoga and yoga philosophy and has translated into Spanish some publications of Ma Yoga Shakti, the world-renowned expert and author of many authentic books on yoga and philosophy. He has written the prolog and anatomy appendices for Yoga Para La Salud Fisica y Mental. Dr. Andujar participates with Marianne Mitsinikos and Ma Mokshapriya Shakti teaching anatomy and physiology to the students at the Yoga Teachers Training Institute.
Asana training (500-hour) and Physiological Studies (200-500 & Kids) Janine Ambroze, RN, BSN, RYT 500
Janine Ambroze is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science Degree and an Associate Degree in Surgical Technology. This background led her to explore different healing modalities, culminating in her discovery of yoga and yogic philosophy in 2001. Janine has advanced training in prenatal yoga and is certified by the Yoga Alliance as a RPYT and as an E-RYT-500. She is an advanced trainer in restorative yoga under Judith Lasater’s Relax and Renew program levels I and II. Additionally, Janine specializes in working with diabetics as well as other individuals with various health issues in rehabilitative and therapeutic capacities. She has had the privilege of studying under Leslie Kaminoff, Beryl Bender Birch, Bo Forbes, and Jason Crandell. Janine is an active member of the LIYA where she often presents on various health-related topics. She is also the Director of Physiological Studies at the Yoga Teacher Training Institute (YTTI) 500 Hour program for advanced teacher training. Janine is a faculty member in YTTI’s 200 Hour Training program where she teaches anatomy and physiology to potential yoga teachers. She is a Reiki Master.
Director of Asana Training (200 hour) - Jodie Kallas E-RYT-500
My yoga journey began in 1991 in a small gym in NYC. My formal teacher training began in 2003 with a life changing 200 hour teachers training with Suzanne Cardinale. After several years of teaching, I found my beloved teacher Mokshapriya Shakti teaching a sweaty Hatha yoga class. Under the strict eye of Marianne Mitsinikos and Mokshapriya, I earned my 500 hours at the Yoga Teachers Training Institute. Combined Mokshapriya and Marianne have well over 60 years of teaching experience and I am deeply honored and grateful to call them my teachers.
Other teachers I have studied with and taken trainings with are: Adam Dobbs, Scott Blossom, Anna Forrest, Aadil Palkhivala, David Swenson, Sadi Nardini, Leslie Kaminoff, Judith Hanson Lasater, Lilias Folan, CindyLee, Dana Flynn, Sharon Gannon and David Life.
I have a Level 2 Certification for Thai Yoga Bodywork through Jonas Westring and am a level 2 reiki practitioner through Maria Kramer who also certified me in Level 1 IET (Integrated Energy Therapy). I have studied aromatherapy with David Crow and continue to study the powers of essential oils and alternative healing modalities while diving deeper into the world of natural eco-conscouis living.
My classes include a sense of humor and light heartedness. Yoga can be both fun and work, peaceful and energizing and my greatest joy is to know that people leave class feeling better than they did when they arrived.