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Lea Kraemer, founder & creative director of
Prana Mandir Yoga Studio

is in love with the daily practice of yoga. As a teacher, she is passionate about offering alignment principles for the physical body as well as for the inner most self. Her classes are dynamic and flowing, encouraging each students' personal practice as a wise and joyful path to the self.

Lea has taught Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and Vinyasa Yoga for well over a decade, yet never ceases to be amazed at the beauty and depth of the yoga teachings. Each fall, she gives an Intensive in Kundalini Yoga, "Agni" for teachers and experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their personal practice. Lea is a Siddha Yoga devotee.

Through Prana Mandir Yoga Studio, she promotes self-expansion through community service and encourages teachers to reach out to their communities with yoga classes at wellness centers and hospitals. These services are part of an outreach program, in partnership with local hospitals, and often involve research in the application and effects of yoga. In private practice Lea works with clients with chronic and life threatening illness.

Mostly, she feels gratitude for being part of the growth of an amazing community of kind souls.

Lives in Tucson Arizona.

Marianne Giosa

Marianne is blessed to have completed her Vinyasa Teachers Training with Lea Kramer in 2009, and is joyful to be a part of the teaching staff at Prana Mandir Studio. She first began her yoga journey approximately a decade ago and soon after became a devotee of the Siddha Yoga Lineage. Her dedication to the yogic practices of Asana, Chanting, Meditation and Contemplation have created the wellspring of joy and enthusiasm and she is grateful to have an opportunity to share this with the Prana Mandir community. Each week a contemplation and intention is given to encourage her students to explore their own consciousness and yogic philosophy while maintaining a balance of creativity and discipline. Marianne has an extensive background in the healing and creative arts. She is a Certified Sound Healer, Reiki Master, Masseuse and has studied various other somatic modalities including a 3 year training in Geomancy and completed many projects throughout the US and Europe. Her extensive energetic training allows her to address her students needs in very specific and individualized ways. Lives in NYC.

Cheryl LoMaglio Carvajal

Cheryl has been practicing Yoga for a few years and started her Yogic journey with Kundalini and Vinyasa. Eventually deciding to take her practice a step further she enrolled in Prana Mandir's rigorous 200 hour Vinyasa teacher training program. In addition to a steady Vinyasa practice, she currently practices (First Series) Ashtanga Yoga with great love and enthusiasm. Cheryl has also studied Anusara yoga with Prana Mandir's wonderful teachers Sujata and Marcel Ringawa. Her classes are playful and dynamic, yet always gentle and kind to the body. Cheryl is grateful to all of her teachers and friends at Prana Mandir.

Lives in NYC.

 

Sujata Ringawa

Sujata is a certified Anusara Yoga Teacher. She has been teaching Anusara Yoga since 1999 in classes, retreats and spas in the U.S.A. and in Europe, and has taught yoga for over twenty years. From 1999-2004, she was a yoga instructor in an international meditation ashram, where she taught in classes and teacher trainings. Sujata has studied extensively with John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga. Sujata’s dynamic teaching style playfully brings her spontaneous sense of joy and delight and her love of exploration together with a deep appreciation for the philosophy and study of yoga. Her enthusiastic, light-hearted approach inspires students to move out of their limited perceptions of what they are capable of, and express their unique greatness in each pose. Read more at: www.yogalifeworks.com. Lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Dr. Marcel Ringawa

Dr. Marcel Ringawa is an educator and consultant who has applied his experience with adult learning, Eastern philosophy and intuitive meditation to create methods that transform personal vision and goals into reality. Dr. Ringawa studied yoga philosophy and history in ashrams in India and in the U.S. He is inspired by these years of study and practice, to share his insights about the evolution and turning points in yoga and its relevance for the 21st century. Dr. Ringawa holds advanced degrees from New York University and the University of Massachusetts in history and education. His personal spiritual quest led him to visit sacred sites such as Uluru in Australia, Macchu Picchu in Peru, sacred temples in South India and Mount Kailas in Tibet. Learn more at: www.yogalifeworks.com. Lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Lives in NYC.

Veronica DeSoyza

Cheryl has been practicing Yoga for a few years and started her Yogic journey with Kundalini and Vinyasa. Eventually deciding to take her practice a step further she enrolled in Prana Mandir's rigorous 200 hour Vinyasa teacher training program. In addition to a steady Vinyasa practice, she currently practices (First Series) Ashtanga Yoga with great love and enthusiasm. Cheryl has also studied Anusara yoga with Prana Mandir's wonderful teachers Sujata and Marcel Ringawa. Her classes are playful and dynamic, yet always gentle and kind to the body. Cheryl is grateful to all of her teachers and friends at Prana Mandir.

Lives in NYC.


 

 

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Lea Kraemer

"Yasya sthitya satyamidam yadbhati bhanarupatah
Priyam putradi yatpritya tasmai srigurave namah."

"Salutations to Shri Guru, whose only form is Truth
and by whose knowledge this world will no longer
be perceived to be divided by differences." 
-Shri Guru Gita


Marianne Giosa

Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God. - Krishnamacharya


Cheryl LoMaglio Carvajal

"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. " - Gandhi

Sujata Ringawa

Dr. Marcel Ringawa

Veronica DeSoyza