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300hr Yoga Teacher Training
Grace Tree Yoga Studio - West Chester, Ohio
Meet Your Course Teachers
Kim Ambika Dawes, Lead Instructor
ERYT500, REIKI MASTER, Asana Teaching and Class Refinements Teacher
Kim (Ambika) Dawes is an experienced Hatha Yoga teacher deeply rooted in yoga philosophy, energetics, vinyasa, yin and restorative styles of yoga. Her passion is to keep the original traditions of yoga in the classroom and in her teacher trainings creatively. Kim is passionate and nurturing as she holds space for and gently guides her students to grow in the direction that is right for them. She believes everyone has a divine gift to share and encourages each aspirant, future teacher to be true to themselves and to their style of teaching. Teaching yoga practitioners and yoga teachers is truly what she loves best… to empower her students to embody yoga in their own creative style, in their own life and to move forward with clarity and purpose.
Kim has also taught yoga and lead trainings for corporations such as GE and Proctor and Gamble focusing on yoga for stress management, productivity and well-being; meditation practices in natural and accessible ways. Stress-management through a consistent yoga practice and bringing balance into life as a teacher is also essential and she weaves this beautifully into her trainings. Building a regenerative and abundant yoga teaching business is also one of her strengths as she has integrated her precise business, networking and marketing skills into her trainings.
RYT-500 ~ Heart-filled Teacher & Studio Owner of Grace Tree Yoga Studio
Britney is a RYT500, Reiki Practitioner and owner of Grace Tree Yoga Studio in West Chester, OH. She has a passion for sharing the gift of yoga and encouraging others to live their authentic truth. She came to yoga when she needed it most and had a desire to learn more so that she could share the ancient teachings of yoga with others. Teaching teacher training is a passion of hers. She believes in the power of making community connections, teaching from the heart and holding space for others. She is a wife and mother of two teenage boys, one of which has special needs. When she's not practicing yoga, she's enjoying time with her family and her sweet little dog Coco!
Prem Sadasivananda, Acharya
Yoga Wisdom & Sutras Lead Teacher
Prem Sadasivananda, a scholar of Vedantic Philosophy, Hindu Scripture and Sanskrit, is well-known for his lively and humorous talks, his accessible teaching style and his unique ability to bring the ancient Yogic scriptures and texts to life in the modern world.
A true life-coach, he has drawn on a deep knowledge and years of practice of Yoga to create popular courses on Meditation, Positive Thinking, and Anger Management and Relationships. A trained musician, his Satsangs and Kirtan (chanting) are uplifting, thought-provoking and inspiring.
Prem Sadasivananda started his path in the Sivananda Organization where he served for over 24 years as a sannyasi. He served as the Director of the Sivananda Center in New York City from 2003 to 2014 and the London Center from 1990 to 2003.
Known for his skill at making Vedantic philosophy to applicable to everyday life, he has taught hundreds of Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Courses for the Sivananda Organization at their Centers and Ashrams throughout the world.
Prem Sadasivananda is a direct and long-term disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, the disciple of Swami Sivananda and through his teachings of Yoga and Vedanta he continues his service by helping others in their spiritual pursuits.
Prem Sadasivananda strives to provide loving and gentle guidance, perspective and inspiration for all levels of spiritual aspirants in search of a deeper purpose in life.
Anna Furderer, Guest Teacher
ERYT500 - Yoga for Addiction & Recovery
Anna is an RYT 500. She is trained in power vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, meditation and Gentle Yoga. Her passion is teaching Yoga for the mind, as she likes to incorporate yoga philosophy and ethics with day-to-day right living. Anna is also a certified Life Coach and Recovery Coach, and combining yoga with life coaching principles is a passion for her. Anna discovered her yoga practice when entering into recovery for substance abuse back in 2015. She quickly knew that supporting people (whether in addiction recovery or not) through mindful living was her calling. Anna is also a wife and mother of two boys. WHen she’s not in the yoga studio, she LOVES to take her yoga practice outdoors to the trails.
Anna will be leading a weekend all about yoga and the mind. In her studies of addiction & yoga - ’the addicted mind versus the seeker’s mind’ she has written her own program to share with you during this immersion. We are ALL recovering from SOMETHING...this will be an impactful weekend to learn how to rise above fear by using your higher, discerning mind to tackle old patterns and beliefs about yourself and your life circumstances.