Meet Our Facilitators

Each training is unique with a combination of presenters, depending on location and availability.

Rajeshwari Gretchen Carmel

FOUNDER/Training Director/Senior Facilitator

(aka Rajeshwari, RajiMa, Raji) Gretchen began to meditate at a very early age, connecting with the Divine. It was where she was happiest. As a teenager, she began to explore movement of the body, the strength of the physical and creative expression through... Read More


Bill Francis Barry (Bharata)

Guest Teacher- Philosophy and Mantra

Bill is a Teacher of Mantra and Vedic Priest, with a bachelors degree in Yoga. He has been a student of mantra, yoga and Vedic studies since 1969. He has taught workshops throughout the US and in Canada plus remote private instruction in eleven countries. Bill’s four University of Mass degrees include... Read More


John De Kadt

Guest Artist- Storytelling and Music

John de Kadt is an internationally acclaimed percussionist, poet, and storyteller. John plays ethnic percussion instruments from across the globe and has a passion for spoken word, whether it’s in poetry, song, rap, or story.  John is also well known for his mellow, instrumental, healing arrangements... Read More


Jennie Gryzcka (Guru Sahai Kaur)

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist

Jennie offers Workshops and Coaching on Ayurvedic Lifestyle, teaches Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Pre and Postnatal Yoga.  She has been practicing yoga for over 18 years, completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance training in 2002 and graduated Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training at... Read More



Guest Teacher/Astrologer- Planetary Mantras  

With a M.A. Counseling/Psychology, Jill is a Professional Astrologer who combines a gift of Divine Intuition with a realistic application of the astrological archetypes.  Jill has been a Sensitive since childhood, and has studied astrology and metaphysics since she was 15 years old... Read More




Brenda is a Canadian Devotional Kirtan artist who has had a rich and diverse musical career (from folk to jazz to bluegrass). Now, with a deep devotion to the unveiling and celebration of our true beings through the power of sound, she is invited to travel worldwide to share her unique blend of... Read More



Guest Artist/Teacher- Sanskrit Study/Kirtan 

Bhavani offers experiential workshops throughout the world from her base at Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA, with which she has been aligned as a program director since 1988. Bhavani teaches meditation and mindfulness, yogic tools to transform stress, and the power of the voice, including... Read More


Mali Johnson

Costa Rica Assistant/ Mtt Graduate

Mali Johnson moves through life with a playful and attentive attitude. Since coming to yoga in 2010, she has investigated and integrated a mindful way to help the body move on and off the mat. In 2014, she completed her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training at Bethel Farm in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow and... Read More



(One of twelve sun mantras; brings brilliant light of intelligence)