TriYoga teacher training is taught by Kaliji and/or certified teacher trainers.
Certified teacher trainers have the following qualifications:
- Have an average of 12 years training with Kaliji
- Apprenticed with Kaliji (or senior teacher-training staff) for many years at teacher trainings
- Continue to study with Kaliji on a regular (yearly or more) basis
- Have studied beyond the 500-hour certification level
- Are certified through Level 3
- Have an average of 10 years experience teaching the art and science of flow and methodology
- Maintain a committed personal practice
These criteria ensure the quality of teacher training and the integrity of the TriYoga method. Certification is done by Kaliji with the recommendation of designated teacher trainers. The list of trainers is updated periodically. Names will be temporarily removed if not up-to-date with continuing education or other requirements.
Teacher Training Staff
Lynne Andrews (Chandra)
Chandra is a certified TriYoga® Teacher Trainer and senior-level instructor. She has studied with Yogini Kaliji since 1985 and has been teaching TriYoga for over 28 years in USA and internationally, including 10 years at TriYoga Center Santa Cruz, CA. She specializes in hands-on postural alignment assistance to support and enhance the inner flow of energy.
Chandra has maintained a vegan diet for 29 years and enjoys transforming typical meals into vegan delights. She has given numerous vegan food preparation workshops and lectures. Her interest in live foods includes utilizing diet to achieve optimum health.
Nandi was introduced to TriYoga in 1986 when a friend invited her to local yoga class. She soon realized TriYoga helped her stay healthy, happy and balanced. Nandi believes that “The perfection and beauty of Kaliji’s life and work, including the systematized flows and prana vidya, mudras, wisdom, music and vegan diet, must be shared as these bring peace, joy and transformation to others.” She began to take teacher trainings to deepen her practice, and became certified to teach in 1993. Kim received her master’s degree in education from Stanford University and was formerly a secondary and college science, bilingual, and anatomy instructor. She is currently the Assistant Director of TriYoga Teacher training program and conducts programs both nationally and internationally. She also has a chiropractic practice in Santa Cruz.
Full time teaching internationally
Eva-Maria Beck, (Yoga Alliance:E-RYT 500, diploma of BDY, German Yoga association) home-based in Berlin, Germany, is one of the most skillful TriYoga senior-level teachers in Europe and Asia. She is certified from Basics thru Level 3 and is part of the Teacher-Training staff worldwide. In 2000 she established TriYoga in Europe, initiating and teaching the first TriYoga Teacher Trainings in Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and Austria. With her passion for TriYoga and her love for Kaliji, Eva-Maria delighted and inspired a lot of students to continue this flowing yoga path.
She was invited to teach by the Danish, Swiss, Austrian and German Yoga Associations. She published several articles about TriYoga, including an interview with Kaliji, in the German Yoga Journal, Yoga Aktuell. In 2004 and 2005 Eva-Maria was the first to invite Kaliji to come to Europe and she organized her first tours. Since that time Kaliji has been coming regularly, at least two times a year, to teach in Europe.
Eva-Maria updates and deepens her TriYoga practice by regular studies with Kaliji in the USA and India. She travels with Kaliji as much as her own schedule allows. She assists and translates in Kaliji’s programs.
Roselyne is a senior-level TriYoga teacher, certified through Level 3. Born in France, she teaches TriYoga at her own TriYoga Center in Germany, where she also offers teacher training. In addition, she teaches and gives TriYoga certification in TriYoga schools in Europe.
Roselyne met Kali Ray in the 1980s when she lived in Santa Cruz, California. She had been a yoga practitioner for many years and had experienced different yoga methods. In particular, she had studied with B.K.S. Iyengar in India and Dona Holleman in Italy.
Of all the methods she has experienced, TrIYoga feels the most complete to her: “For the first time,when practicing TriYoga, I felt the essence of yoga: uniting body, mind and soul, like a dance”.
In addition to TriYoga, Roselyne is a therapist in Chinese medicine (certified in USA), and is trained in homeopathy and herbal medicine. She has her own clinic in Germany.
Rishi Dev (DJ) (E-RYT 500)
Full time teaching internationally
Rishi began TriYoga in 2001 on the east coast, beginning direct study with KALIJI in 2003 after moving to California. He and his wife, Santoshi, then moved to Santa Cruz and spent five years in intensive teacher training at the TriYoga Center, culminating with Level 3 certification and promotion to Senior Teacher Training staff.
Since 2008, “the D’s” (as Rishi and Santoshi are known) have been traveling full time, maintaining teacher training programs in China, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, Australia, Austria and Israel, and assisting Kaliji on tour in Europe,Asia and Africa. They are the Assistant Directors of TriYoga Teacher Training Programs in Asia, and manage the translations of TriYoga teaching manuals. John and Stef currently serve on the Santa Cruz TriYoga Center Board of Directors.
Rishi also teaches Sanskrit and Subtle Anatomy courses as part of the TriYoga teacher training program. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physics and served in the Navy as a submarine nuclear propulsion officer.
San Diego, CA
Brenda Rae Lovell (Bindu)
TriYoga Community Durban, South Africa
A dedicated teacher, student and practitioner of TriYoga since 1998, Bindu is a senior teacher in the TriYoga method and is on the TriYoga teacher training staff. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Dance and prior to teaching yoga, was a professional dancer/choreographer with experience in teaching both dance and Pilates. Bindu’s teaching style is strongly influenced by her passion for movement, and a lifelong exploration of breath into stillness. With over 16 years of experience teaching yoga, she creates a safe, nurturing and joyful environment for students to flow deeply into the practice of yoga. The dedication and compassion she brings to teaching reflect the many years of study with her teacher Kaliji. Bindu is currently living in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, with her husband Shaun, where they have formed the yoga based company Bliss Monkie yoga solutions, blissmonkie.com.
Kamala Paul teaches through TriYoga Davis in Northern California and has been teaching Kali Ray TriYoga since 1991. She is certified in four levels of this method and as a Senior TriYoga Instructor she is certified to train and certify TriYoga teachers.
Since 2002 when she moved to Davis she has offered basics through advanced classes, monthly workshops and teachers trainings and certification programs. Kamala teaches regular asana flow and prana vidya classes and workshops.
Kamala finds that sometimes people new to yoga are reluctant to attend an ongoing class thinking they may not be able to keep up. Private group classes with people who know each other can make beginning less scary and more fun. Group classes for Runners, Cyclists and other athletes have been popular TriYoga Davis offerings. She’s found that offering An Introduction to TriYoga Basics Program each quarter and offering private instruction at students homes are two great ways to help people begin on the yoga path.
She knows her good luck meeting Kaliji while they both lived in Santa Cruz and benefited enormously in weekly four-hour Level 3/5 classes with Kji during that time.
Kamala gently suggests that her students develop a home practice, even if its just 10-20 minutes each day to stretch, strengthen, do a short yoga nidra or meditation. “My students rave about Kaliji’s Basic Earth and Water Flow photo sheets and her TriYoga Journal; they are really helpful in encouraging a home practice. I want my students to learned what I learned through this magical method–that I have and I am all that I need to be peaceful, content, joyful and to know bliss!”
As a dancer, the language Terri understands best is movement. From the beginning the dance of TriYoga spoke deeply to her and it soon became her life. She says, “When I took my first TriYoga class to help with meditation, I immediately fell in love with the flow.” She has been certified to teach since September 2000 and is grateful for the ability to share TriYoga with others. A senior-level TrIYoga teacher and teacher trainer, Tarini teaches regularly in Santa Cruz and international locations. Her daughter, Kara, also a TriYoga teacher, takes classes to complement her career in music, theater and dance.
Theresa is a senior TriYoga® teacher who introduced the style to Central Pennsylvania in 2000. She has taught yoga since 1996 in the U.S., India and Venezuela and has studied closely with TriYoga founder Kali Ray for nearly 20 years. Theresa is Founding Director of TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization and official chapter of TriYoga International.
Formally trained with a Masters degree in Education, Theresa works directly with students and trains others to teach TriYoga. Her peaceful, focused presence invites others into an awareness that brings a fuller flow to life.
Stephanie Walsh (Santoshi) (E-RYT 500)
Full time teaching internationally
Stephanie began TriYoga in 2001 on the east coast, beginning direct study with KALIJI in 2003 after moving to California. She and her husband, John, then moved to Santa Cruz and spent five years in intensive teacher training at the TriYoga Center, culminating with Level 3 certification and promotion to Senior Teacher Training staff.
Since 2008, “the D’s” (as John and Stef are known) have been traveling full time, maintaining teacher training programs in China, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, Australia, Austria and Israel, and assisting Kaliji on tour in Europe, Asia and Africa. They are the Assistant Directors of TriYoga Teacher Training Programs in Asia, and manage the translations of TriYoga teaching manuals. Stef and John currently serve on the Santa Cruz TriYoga Center Board of Directors.
Stef has a Bachelor’s degree in Acting, a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and is a certified Alexander Technique teacher with a background in Anatomy and Physiology. She is part of the TriYoga Anatomy training staff, as well as offering PreNatal workshops for teachers and expecting mothers.
Christine (Citrinī) Jeuland Ware, Ph.D., E-RYT(500), RCYT, RPYT
Christine is both a registered yoga instructor, certified through Kali Ray TriYoga in Basics through Level 3, and a licensed psychologist. She is the director and owner of the TriYoga Center of Philadelphia at Mind-Body Services. Christine teaches yoga classes, is available for private instruction, and offers teacher training in TriYoga. She has been teaching TriYoga since 1999, and has taught in Philadelphia, Conshohocken, Swarthmore, and Chicago. Her Sanskrit name, Citrinī, given to her by Kaliji, means “bright.” She has been continuously drawn to TriYoga because of the grace, beauty, strength, and meditative qualities of the Flows. She deeply loves sharing TriYoga, watching the transformation that the practice engenders, and helping others uncover their connection to the Universal.
Christine has been a member of the TriYoga Teaching Training Staff since 2009, offering teacher training nationally and internationally. She offers trainings with the TriYoga Center of Boston in their 500-hour certification program in Therapeutic Yoga. Christine has been an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT(500), with the Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level since Feb 2013 and an E-RYT at the 200-hour level since Dec 2009. She has been a Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT(500), with the Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level since August 2006 and an RYT(200), the 200-hour level, since February 2005. She is also a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT), having enjoyed teaching yoga to children and adolescents since her dissertation research led her to explore how children’s mental health and behavior is influenced by yoga practice. And she is a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), having undergone training in prenatal yoga to help expectant mothers journey through pregnancy, labor, and delivery (supplementing her own experience of three pregnancies and natural births). Lastly, she is a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner, trained in using yoga to help alleviate depression, anxiety, and bring balance to emotions.
Christine has strong interests in the connections between mind-body-spirit, in the promotion of well-being, in stress-related concerns, and in alternative and complementary approaches to healing. She welcomes yoga students and practitioners as psychotherapy clients. In addition to her training in TriYoga breathing, concentration, and meditation practices (Prana Vidya), she has studied and practiced Buddhist meditation and has undergone training in using meditation techniques and principles of Buddhist psychology in psychotherapy. She has been a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) since 2006.