om sri guruBhyo namaH
Tribute and Reverence to the Source
It was my good fortune to grow up in the pristine and endearing village of Whycocomagh, overlooking the shores of the Bras D’or Lakes, on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Whycocomagh, is a Mi’kmaq word which means ‘Head of the Waters’. As a child I was in my element in this natural, untouched setting surrounded by the rivers, mountains and valley streams.
I am a student of Vedic studies committed to the discovery of understanding the ultimate truth of life, known as Brahmavidya.
Studies in both yoga and Veda chanting are in the tradition and lineage of the great yoga master, Yogacharya Sri T. Krishnamacharya, whose teachings survive through his son Yogacharya Sri TKV Desikachar and the family of teachers at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Traditional, comprehensive and structured course study of Vedic Chanting was undertaken with Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Austria and India. I was awarded the distinction of Veda Chanting Teacher and Yoga Teacher with Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. My studies continue in yoga and traditional recitation of the Vedas. I study with my teachers at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India.
Under the tutelage of Maya Tiwari, I have pursued spiritual study with the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda. In Her work and mission through Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, Mother Om Mission and Living Ahimsa, Maya Tiwari, pioneered the Inner Medicine® Health & Spirituality programs of Wise Earth Ayurveda, as well as the Living Ahimsa® work that is deeply based in the principle of inner harmony that honors the sanctity of all beings, all species, nature and her sacred resources. With many years of consistent discipline and focused studies, I was awarded the distinction of – Master Teacher/Practitioner Trainer – from the Wise Earth School.
A dedicated student of Vedanta and Sanskrit in the lineage of Veda Vyasa, I attend study at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam under the tutelage of Pujya Swami Dayananda Sarasvati, Swami Paramarthananda Sarasvati and Swami Tattvavidananda Sarasvati in India and US.
It is grace that brought the blessings of my beloved teachers who continue to share with me the teachings of the Veda to discover the ultimate reality – that fullness, wholeness, oneness is our true nature. May grace be with me to discover this Truth.
It is to my beloved mother Anne Marie that I dedicate my humble, heartfelt offerings. Her selfless contribution and compassion inspires and guides.