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Invoking Indra

Our name is inspired by both mythical and historical figures. We flow with the ease and power of Indra, Vedic deity, god of lightning, thunderstorms, rains, rivers and water. And we confidently go forth in honor of Indra Devi, the First Lady of Yoga, who diffused its teachings throughout the west beginning in 1930. May our purpose be noble, may our work be fulfilling, and may our legacy build a better tomorrow.



The Indra Experience

Our Team

Bonnie - FounderFounder

Bonnie

Bonnie’s passions led her to a role as director of the Mystical Yoga Farm in Guatemala, a sustainable permaculture...

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Anita - FacilitatorFacilitator

Anita

Anita’s journey in the sacred healing arts began more than thirty years ago. She is a teacher, healer, yogini...

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Raquel - FacilitatorFacilitator

Raquel

Raquel began practicing in a studio (she was initially introduced to yoga as a young child) over 20 years ago...

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Jeanine - FacilitatorFacilitator

Jeanine

Jeanine is a New York native currently living in Oceanside, California. Jeanine was introduced to the healing benefits of Yoga in 2006 & decided to become a teacher in 2013. She studied with School Yoga Institute in Savusavu, Fiji for her 200hr teacher training where she fell in love with both traveling and teaching. Jeanine completed her 500hr advanced professional teacher training at Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla, CA.

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Dr. Manoj Chalam - FacilitatorFacilitator

Dr. Manoj Chalam

Manoj uses an entertaining storytelling style using Hindu/Buddhist deities in his workshops to illuminate deep Vedanta philosophy and help people in their hero’s journey. An Indian-born scientist with a Ph.D. in Chemical engineering from Cornell University, Manoj helps individuals find their archetypes in Hindu Yogic deities and teaches the 5 practices to work with their archetype as a Vedantic practice. He has also compiled a book on the symbolisms of Hindu and Buddhist deity archetypes.

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Maha - FacilitatorFacilitator

Maha

MAHA is a Reiki Master and Yoga Teacher-Trainer. Exceeding 2,000 hours of completed yoga trainings through a variety of traditions, Maha has studied: Restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, Meditation with Yogi Charu, Ashtanga Yoga with David Swenson, Rocket Yoga with David Kyle, and Ghosh Yoga with Ida Jo and Scott Lamps. Maha's asana teaching style is informed and inspired largely by her most salient teachers Jared McCann and Marcus Veda.

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Janani - FacilitatorFacilitator

Janani

Raised in The Garden of the Gods in Colorado, Jananī experienced most of her life in close relation to nature where Native Americans still lived and treated the land as sacred—which is possibly what gives her a particular centered earthiness, and peaceful, loving nature. She walks with a deep reverence for life and for all beings.

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Goyo - FacilitatorFacilitator

Goyo

As an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Goyo inspires a personal and practical appreciation of health and wellness, sharing traditional Ayurvedic wisdom along with modern lifestyle principles. He maintains a private practice in Southern California as well as directs operations as clinic manager at the American University of Complementary Medicine in Los Angles, California under the tutelage of Dr. Jayagopal.

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