Teachers at the TriYoga Center of Philadelphia
Jai Śakti is a natural meditator, born with a desire and ability to enter into meditation since a very young age. She offers meditaiton classes at the TriYoga Center, and is an intern in TriYoga Basics and Prana Vidya. She has been deeply drawn to TriYoga since her first introduction to the practice with Kaliji in October 2015. "Jai" is a Sanskrit word meaning "victory" and "Śakti" (pronounced shakti) is a word meaning "energy." Jai enjoys being in nature, hiking, gardening and landscaping, organizing things, and spending time with her friends, cats, and family. She is available for private spiritual counseling sessions and meditation instruction.
Citrinī is both a registered yoga instructor, certified through Kali Ray TriYoga in Basics through Level 3, and a licensed psychologist. She is the director and owner of the TriYoga Center of Philadelphia at Mind-Body Services. Citrinī teaches yoga classes, is available for private instruction, and offers teacher training in TriYoga. She has been teaching TriYoga since 1999, and has taught in Philadelphia, Conshohocken, Swarthmore, and Chicago. Her Sanskrit name, Citrinī, given to her by Kaliji, means “bright.” (Read more about her Sanskrit name). She has been continuously drawn to TriYoga because of the grace, beauty, strength, and meditative qualities of the Flows. She deeply loves sharing TriYoga, watching the transformation that the practice engenders, and helping others uncover their connection to the Universal.
Citrinī has been a member of the TriYoga Teaching Training Staff since 2009, offering teacher training nationally and internationally. She has been a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) since 2006 and was grandfathered in as a C-IAYT, a certified yoga therapist, in 2017 when IAYT began certifying yoga therapists. Citrinī has been an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT(500), with the Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level since Feb 2013 (and an E-RYT at the 200-hour level since Dec 2009, a Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT(500), at the 500-hour level since August 2006 and an RYT(200), the 200-hour level, since February 2005). She is also a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT), having enjoyed teaching yoga to children and adolescents since her dissertation research led her to explore how children's mental health and behavior is influenced by yoga practice. And she is a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), having undergone training in prenatal yoga to help expectant mothers journey through pregnancy, labor, and delivery (supplementing her own experience of three pregnancies and natural births). Lastly, she is a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner, trained in using yoga to help alleviate depression, anxiety, and bring balance to emotions.
Citrinī has strong interests in the connections between mind-body-spirit, in the promotion of well-being, in stress-related concerns, and in alternative and complementary approaches to healing. She welcomes yoga students and practitioners as psychotherapy clients. In addition to her training in TriYoga breathing, concentration, and meditation practices (Prana Vidya), she has studied and practiced Buddhist meditation and has undergone training in using meditation techniques and principles of Buddhist psychology in psychotherapy. Read more information about her as a psychologist. In certain cases and with certain clients, integrated psychotherapy and yoga instruction may be appropriate and beneficial.
Tina is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500 level and is certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Tina turned to yoga in 1995 at a very challenging time in her life. Her first teachers were a book and a mat. Because her daily practice amazed her with its profound changes, Tina enrolled in a year-long classical yoga teacher training program with YogaLife Institute. She began the program with no thoughts of teaching but quickly found that what she was learning was too important not to share. She furthered her studies in India with a 500-hour training with the Himalayan Institute in 2005. Although interested in all things yoga, she has always been deeply drawn to yoga as a means of relieving emotional pain. Tina became an Integrative Yoga Therapist in 2009. She has also studied LifeForce Yoga, Functional Yoga, Yin Yoga, Reiki and Tibetan Buddhism. In her groups and private sessions, Tina helps people find the connection between body, breath, emotions and mind to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction.
Barb has been sharing the TriYoga practice since 2000. She is certified in Basics, Level 1 and Level 2, and continues to study TriYoga. She has taught in the West Chester area for many years and subbed at the TriYoga Center of Philadelphia since it opened in 2008. She finds the rythym and flow of TriYoga to be engaging. "Bhavani" is a Sanskrit name meaning "to flow from the heart." Barb enjoys cooking whole foods, and spends time with her three cats. On a clear night, you may find her with her husband admiring the flow of the stars and planets. Since retiring in 2013, Barb has time to offer private sessions that personalize and deepen one's practice.
Geri has been practicing TriYoga since 1993 and is certified in Basics. Her first teachers were Kashi (Carolyn Armstrong), who is now a senior TriYoga teacher in California, and Bindu (Brenda Kunda), who gave Geri a good foundation in alignment. Aside from the physical benefits of strength, flexibility and postural alignment, TriYoga has been the centering and calming factor in her life as she balanced a teaching career and family. She is grateful to all of her teachers and for the knowledge and guidance of Citrini (Christine) in the certification process. She is now happy to share the knowledge she has gained.
Bindu is a senior teacher in the TriYoga method and is on the TriYoga teacher training staff. She has been a dedicated teacher, student, and practitioner of TriYoga since 1998. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Dance and, prior to teaching yoga, was a professional dancer/choreographer and taught dance and Pilates. Bindu's teaching style is strongly influenced by her passion for movement, as well as a lifelong exploration of breath into stillness into silence. She is motivated to move into meditation-in-action in all moments of life, allowing life to manifest in all its brilliance. She creates a safe, nurturing, and joyful environment for students to flow deeply into the yoga practice. Her dedication and compassion in teaching reflect many years of study with her teacher, Kaliji. Bindu was living in the province of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa with her husband Shaun for the last 10 years. Bindu and Shaun brought TriYoga to the South African community, developing classes,workshops, and teacher trainings. They trained and certified nine TriYoga teachers from Basics thru to Level 2. In South Africa, they also formed the yoga-lifestyle-based company, Bliss Monkie yoga solutions. Now back in the United States, they are developing their original music project, The Missing Frets, and continuing to share the teachings of Kaliji and the Flow of TriYoga.
Emily (Eesha) Dozor