Yogi, mystic, ayurvedic healer and director of Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda (www.dancingshiva.com) in Hollywood, Ca, Mas is a pioneer teacher and lecturer of Yoga and Ayurveda and is recognized internationally for his work in propagating a unified approach to these sister sciences. His teachings are a dynamic and practical combination of Raja-Bhakti yoga and Ayurveda’s tri-dosha, to create a perfect balance between the physical and the spiritual. His formative training as a Kriyaban disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda teachings eventually led him into the sacred science of Ayurveda and has worked and taught with Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) for the last 12 years years and shares his approach and understanding of Yoga, Ayurveda Tantra and Vedanta. He teaches the original Yoga and Ayurveda Lifestyle and Therapy Certification programs internationally and as an Ayurvedic practitioner he maintains an active clinical practice.
Yogini Johanna is a Yoga and Ayurveda teacher based in Los Angeles, California. She is trained at the 200-hour level from the Center for Yoga/Yoga Works and at the 500-hour level from Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda. She also carries certification from the American Institute of Vedic Studies as a Yoga and Ayurveda Therapist. In addition, Johanna is also a certified Pancha Karma therapist having completed training and clinical internship at Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda. Johanna has a BA in Religious Studies and Asian Studies, and is currently working on her master’s degree in Asian Studies. She is a student of Sanskrit, and is currently working with Dr. Tracy Tiemeier at LMU translating devotional Tamil Alwar poetry.
Dr. Subhash Ranade
Dr. Ranade is one of the foremost experts on Ayurveda. He is the chairman of International Academy of Ayurved in Pune, India. (www.ayurved-int.com) He is leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda. He is the author of 146 books on Ayurveda and Yoga.
Dr. Sonika Desai
Sonika is an Ayurvedic doctor with a BAMS degree (Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) and ran her own Ayurvedic Clinic and Panchakarma Center in Mumbai (India) for 4 years from 2006 to 2010. She specializes in Panchakarma which includes Nasya, Basti ,Vamana, Virechana and Raktamokshan, and also does Abhangya, Swedana Shirodhara , Pinda sweda , Netra basti , Kati, Janu and shiro Basti , Nadi Parikshana. Additionally she is a certified cosmetologist and has provided many patients with positive results with issues related to skin and hair. Dr. Desai assists Mas Vidal his main clinical therapist at the Dancing Shiva healing clinic for all his patients receiving treatments.
Dennis Harness Ph.D (Dayananda)
Dennis is a professional astrologer who holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. For more than twenty years, Dennis has studied both Eastern and Western techniques of astrology. Dennis enjoys tutoring students for the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA) certification program. He also teaches workshops on Vedic Astrology and Transpersonal Psychology throughout the world. He is the author of The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology, which is published by Lotus Press. Dr. Harness is currently working on a new book titled The Karmic Code: The Predictive Planetary Periods of Vedic Astrology.