My Mentors

Swami Krishnananda Saraswati

Mandi continues to be inspired by her Guru, Swami Krishnananda Saraswati. His teachings in Sivananda Yoga continue to illuminate her path in all ways. She felt extremely fortunate to have the opportunity for "one on one" teaching with him in the traditional guru/student style while living in India.

Swami Krishnanada is one of the senior disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda, who is a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda. Swami Krishnananda has devoted his life to the teachings of his Guru and yogic path. Swamiji spent 18 years with his Guru's mission as a director at different branches of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center. In order to further spread the teachings of his master, Swami Krishnanada opened Surya Jyothi Yoga Vedanta Centre in Bangalore, India where he teaches Yoga and Meditation, and conducts Satsanga. Swamiji offers spiritual guidelines to aspirants all over the world. He has devoted his life to spreading his Guru's message.

Swamiji's sense of humor and his willingness to give all of himself to others makes being in his presence a true blessing. He spreads his love and light to all his students as well as anyone he comes in contact with. Mandi is extremely grateful for the presence of Swami Krishnanada in her life.

Theresa Elliott

Mandi is also grateful for the mentorship and teachings of Theresa Elliott, who is the Director of Taj Yoga and the Co-Director of Pacific Yoga Teacher Training. Mandi is constantly inspired by Theresa's dedication to teaching and providing quality yoga for all people.