Veena Merz

Chapel Hill QLD
Australia

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Veena spent her early years of life in the most colorful state of India, Rajasthan. She was sent to a gurukul style school where the teachings of yoga & Sanskrit was seeded in her early childhood learning. So, the path of yoga and spirituality had always intrigued her but her life took a different journey of travelling in many countries including England, Canada and Australia working as Information Technology Project Manager and as an Educator. She had taught with University of Fraser Valley, Canada and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia for 12 years. Prior to that she worked for Oxfam for 5 circle of life took her back to India in 2008 where she started to practice Yoga again. She didn’t realize the immense power and strength of it until she met Swami Vidyanandaji at Sri Ma School of Transformational Integral Yoga in Delhi, India

The desire to seek the path of spirituality became so important that she decided to quit her Information Technology career behind to devote herself as full time yoga seeker.

She successfully received her first 500 Hours Master Teacher’s Training in Transformational Integral yoga under the direct guidance & supervision of spiritual master Swami Vidyanandaji.

Then she went on exploring a different but physically more strenuous form of yoga – Ashtanga. She successfully completed the second 500 hours of Teacher’s Training in Ashtanga Yoga - Mysore Style from Tirisula School of Yoga, Singapore.

She taught yoga and supervised the activities of Transformational Integral Yoga in Singapore for two years.

She is passionate about yoga and continues to learn & improve in other styles of yoga. What began as a physical practice for strength and flexibility has quickly became a lifestyle for her. She continues to enrich and improve by reading writing of famous yoga masters including Shri K. Pattabhi Hois, Shri BKS Iyengar, Swami Shivanada, Swami Satyananda, Dr Richard Miller & many other similar personalities of the present life.

She is the Director of Sri Ma School of Transformational Yoga for Australia. She is a member of IYTA. She is a registered E-RYS teacher with Yoga Alliance USA. She is a registered level 2 teacher with Yoga Australia and a member of QLD chapter committee. She is fluent in Hindi and English language and she has good knowledge of Sanskrit language

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