Heather Greaves is certified as a Professional Yoga Therapist at the 1000-hour level with Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT). In 1998 she received her certification as a Hatha Yoga teacher from the Esther Myers Yoga Studio. She is also certified as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher.
Heather started her journey with yoga in 1969, and has been training yoga teachers in a Yoga Alliance certified program since 2005. Her practice and teaching is also influenced by her training in Polarity Therapy and Ayurveda. She is a professional member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
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Jivasu – Dr. Pradeep Kumar
MD (India), DAc
Jivasu’s (Pradeep Kumar) teachings are named as Naturality. Naturality is to ‘to live according to our innate nature’ which brings harmony within and with the nature outside.
Born in 1956, Jivasu completed his medical training as a pediatrician from Lucknow, India. For next 13 years he along with his wife Dr. Karen (whom he considers his teacher) served as voluntary medical doctors, in Sivananda ashram, Rishikesh and later on in the remote villages of Garhwal Himalayas in India. While living in Sivananda ashram he experienced his first awakening which came to full fruition twelve years later in the experience of ‘wholeness’ and ‘freedom from psychological fear of death.’
Jivasu received his first diploma in acupuncture from Medicina Alternativa International organization and Open International University for Complementary Medicine in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Later on he completed another acupuncture training from Contemporary Acupuncture Program in McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where he is a factulty in acupuncture program and teaching acupuncture courses to health professional for the last 10 years. His teachings in McMaster university is an effort to synthesize the insights of Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation and Acupuncture with the contemporary Science for the better health and well-being in people and the environment.
He has studied Mind-Body Medicine at the Mind-Body Medical Institute, Harvard University.
Jivasu is a well known meditation teacher and teaching many groups which ranges from introductory meditation to meditation teacher training program.
He conceived Expansiveness meditation (Braham dhyan) and Breath of dissolution (Kalajayi pranayam), two elements of Naturality teachings. He also concluded that all spiritual experiences have a biological basis. When brain, the marvelous instrument of perception is cleaned of memories and emotional scar, will connect to and reflect the universe within and around us.
In order to spread the practice of meditation and teachings of Naturality, Samagra was founded. Samagra in India is involved in the voluntary programs for the well-being of poor women and children. A ‘School of Naturality’ is planned in the city of Dehradun, Uttarakhand and is due to open in the year 2013. He has a vision of opening the similar kind of center in Toronto, Canada.
He is the author of many books including: Meditation: A Path of Wellness, Authenticity and Freedom, Chakras: Centres of Evolution and Involution, Freedom from Fear and Naturality.
Dr. Hemant Gupta’s 25 years of extensive expertise in Ayurveda medicine and holistic health continues to attract people of all cultures and lifestyle backgrounds. Since receiving his MD degree in Ayurvedic Medicine, and a degree in Natural Medicine, Dr. Gupta has been consulting with and treating patients, conducting research, publishing professional articles, lecturing and teaching internationally on his findings.
Dr. Gupta has been invited to teach at institutions in North America, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia to develop curriculum and conduct courses for physicians, medical professionals, and the general public.
As associate professor and deputy director at the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine at M.U.M. in Fairfield, Iowa, he designed comprehensive undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. degree programs. While in Iowa, Dr. Gupta was on the advisory board of the Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention which is funded by the National Institute of Health to do research on complementary medicine.
Two premiere ayurveda and panchakarma centers recruited Dr. Gupta for the Directorship of ayurveda programs at The Raj in Fairfield, Iowa and later at The Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He also developed and taught courses for Memorial University in Newfoundland and the Ayurvedic Academy of Canada in Toronto.
Over two years ago, he established the Shree Ma Ayurveda Institute and Wellness Centre in Ottawa. As Director, he provides a full range of Ayurvedic Knowledge from lectures and certification courses to clinical consultations and panchakarma treatment.
Dr. Jim Lamontagne attended McMaster University and graduated from The National College of Chiropractic in Chicago Illinois in 1982. Dr. Jim has had a chiropractic practice in Hamilton since 1982 and owns The Regent Health Centre. He is an Associate Clinical Professor (adjunct) in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.
His experience includes working with Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Hamilton Seekers Volleyball Club, Hamilton Olympic Track and Field athletes. He was a member of the Core Canadian Medical Team for the 2003 Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, and was Chief Medical Officer for the 2009 Canadian National Gymnastics Championships.
He is a mentor for The Wellwood Cancer Support Center and is on the Board of Directors for Sport Hamilton.