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DR. LIZ LINDH, ERYT-500
FOUNDER & PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Dr. Liz Lindh is the Founder & Program Director of Lakshmi Rising Yoga & Wellness, a portal for health, spirituality, creativity, and community. Currently based at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers on Costa Rica’s magical Nicoya Peninsula, Liz facilitates transformative, Yoga Alliance-approved Yoga Teacher Trainings, luxurious yoga retreats, and wellness workshops in Costa Rica and across the globe. She offers lifestyle inspiration for empowerment and awakening through movement, meditation, ritual, self-care, exploration of the natural world, environmental stewardship, and creative self-expression; all in support of personal and collective evolution and healing.
Liz is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, holistic skincare and natural beauty expert, yoga teacher, and yoga teacher trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and a Masters of Oriental Medicine degree from the East West College of Natural Medicine, along with additional training and certifications across many health and wellness disciplines including Ayurveda, meditation, acu-point injection therapy, psychology, functional medicine, holistic nutrition, and herbal medicine.
Liz’s yoga education has been focused on the vinyasa lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya taught directly from his son TKV Desikachar, Shiva Rea, and other wonderful teachers over the past 25+ years. She also studies and practices classical tantra passed down through the teachings of Sri Kapilnath, Sri Mahendranath, and Dr. Robert Svoboda. Her passion and inspiration for conscious dance comes from the philosophy of 5 Rhythms taught directly by creator Gabrielle Roth and her son Jonathan Horan. Liz has also undergone intensive studies in classical Pilates in the direct lineage of Joseph Pilates with instructor Junya Tanner. She continues to study the timeless wisdom and cutting-edge knowledge of her beloved teachers: sages, artists, and scientists from cultures near and far. She integrates time-tested traditions, ancient wisdom, and modern innovation with direct experience to share her clear and informed perspective on yoga and wellness.
Liz Lindh has worked with award-winning musicians, actors, authors, dancers, athletes, and artists of all kinds to inspire creativity, beauty, and focus; enhance performance; and prevent injury. Her extensive experience in Integrative Medicine includes research with stroke patients at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital; a tour with a rock band as their private acupuncturist; presentations at the University of Miami Miller College of Medicine with her mentor Dr. James E. Williams; the development and implementation of a yoga, meditation, and wellness program for cancer survivors for The Wellness Community, an international non-profit support group; and the formulation of her own line of herbal elixirs and beauty products.
Yoga Journal, MindBodyGreen, and The Chalkboard Mag have all featured Liz’s yoga sequences, retreats, and wellness concepts. She frequently is featured online and on television and radio as a yoga and wellness expert, has been recognized by MindBodyGreen as a leader in the field of wellness, and received a Mercury Love Award for “Best Yoga Instructor.”
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Naganath’s spiritual development and journey took formation in 1989 when he was studying Japanese at university, which subsequently inspired him to visit Nippon, the Land of the Rising Sun. On that sacred island of ancient traditions, Naga found resonance within the Buddhist temples, gardens, rituals and ceremonies. From here, Naga delved eastward into the Tao, igniting an insatiable appetite for Eastern Philosophies which evolved onwards through the Himalayas, sourcing various streams of Indian thought.
This ardent pursuit led him to meeting his spiritual mentor, Dr. Robert Svoboda, renowned author and scholar of various Tantric Sciences, and his Guru, Sri Kapilnath, of the International Nath Order, in the years 2003 and 2004, respectively. Naga has completed thousands of hours of personal yogic studies and hundreds of hours of yoga teacher trainings with master teachers, Shiva Rea (her Advanced Teacher Training Program), Rod Stryker, and teachers representing the Bihar School of Yoga. Naga studied Ayurveda at The Ayurvedic Academy held at Bastyr University in Washington State.
Naganath is co-creator of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Costa Rica, a 100% off-the-grid eco-retreat center focusing on yoga and meditation retreats. He also is the plant-based Executive Chef of Gaia Gourmet, his critically acclaimed gourmet vegetarian and vegan cuisine and cookbook. Naga lives with his family in the jungle between two rivers where he continues advancing his studies and practices of Jyotish, Ayurveda, Vaastu, and Twilight Yoga. Naganath sheds light on these esoteric subjects at the Lakshmi Rising 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program, with the hope of bridging the western yoga world and the ancient practices and processes of classical spiritual development.
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BRITTANY LYNNE, ERYT-500
Brittany Lynne is a yoga & mindfulness teacher who leads classes, workshops, retreats, and trainings internationally. She is a frequent guest teacher alongside Dr. Liz Lindh at Lakshmi Rising Yoga & Wellness. After recognizing the power and life-changing effects of a regular asana & meditation practice in her own life, Brittany shifted from a career in photography and film into one of sharing the practices that led her to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Brittany has studied Power Vinyasa, Hatha, Tantra, Restorative and Yin yoga, meditation, mindfulness, sound healing, breathwork, and Yoga Nidra in California and Costa Rica. She has worked with prominent companies in Los Angeles including TOMS Shoes, Thrive Market, Manduka, Microsoft, Lionsgate, Murad, Belkin, and Simple Human to bring mindfulness and meditation practices into the workplace. She also teaches online classes through Inner Dimension TV and her website, beautifullyawakening.com.
DAVE YOSS, ERYT-500
David Yoss is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and a graduate of both the Level 1 and 2 Ayurvedic Studies Program from the Ayurvedic Institute as well as their program in Pune, India. Enjoying the study of the different cultures of the world, he graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Anthropology. David has been teaching and practicing at the Ayurvedic Institute for more than 5 years and has taught an extensive range of topics there, such as Yoga, Nutrition, Sanskrit, Herbology, Herbal Preparations, Lifestyle Practices, and Clinical Practice. He also teaches Yoga and Meditation at Sani Yoga in Albuquerque, New Mexico, co-leads their Teacher Training Program, and is a visiting teacher for the Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. David is a Nath and initiate in the International Nath Order. He was initiated in 2011 by Sri Dhruvanath and given the initiatory cryptonym Samdhyanath, or Twilight Lord. He has also been initiated in the South Indian Shakti tradition of Sri Vidya by Sri Amritanandanatha. David loves to teach and share and help people gain knowledge which can lead to their self-empowerment. He is known to use stories and humorous anecdotes to create an authentic and fun learning environment.
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GABY COLLETTA, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, AHC
Gaby Coletta is a Yoga & Meditation Instructor and Ayurvedic Health Counselor based in Northern California. Be it on or off the mat, she shares the ancient teachings of yoga as a practice to re-discover the limitless potential that resides within each of us. Her experience is steeped in over 10 years of practice and study, with a focus on cultivating a deep understanding of one’s relationship between mind, body and heart. Influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra, Earth wisdom and somatic psychology, her guidance is grounded with intention and inspires intuitive discovery.
ALEX BERGER, RYT-500
Alex Berger’s interest in yoga began as a supplement for winter sports, but after attending a 200-hour YTT he reoriented his life around studying, practicing, and teaching yoga. He is currently teaching public and private classes in Boulder, Colorado.
In addition to doing both his 200 & 300 hour teacher trainings at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, with Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness and Tantric Alchemy Institute, respectively, Alex holds a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado. The focus of his degree is on yoga as a spiritual technique found in various Indian traditions. Additionally, through the study of Sanskrit and Indian culture, he has developed a deeper level of insight into the practice of yoga and how to understand and utilize the texts associated with the tradition.
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MOLLY HENTZ, RYT-500
An athlete all her life, Molly gravitated to the physical practice of yoga in 2009. Since then, her practice has evolved far beyond the physical asanas and into an all-encompassing way of life. On and off the mat, Molly strives to live in “yoga” (union) with the world around her. From years of dedicated study and her own personal experience, she honors a philosophy of appreciation that encourages exploration, observation, deep presence, and peace. Her sequencing is rooted in the teachings of Tantra, Taoism, and Iyengar Yoga. It is dynamic and well-rounded, with emphasis on breath, alignment, and, of course, play. Together, you will stretch, strengthen and stimulate your minds and bodies, as you move and grow in all directions at the same time.