About Sofia

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Sofia holds a B.A. in Dance from Mills College in Oakland, California and an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado. She has most recently taught at the Department of Somatic Psychology at Naropa University and the University of Colorado in Boulder. Sofia has also founded a school of Hatha Yoga and sacred movement arts in Boulder, Colorado. Sofia was collaboratively instrumental in the foundation and development of the work of David Deida, as well as the ‘embodied’ portion of the ‘5 Pillars of Practice’ of Ken Wilber, in the Integral Institute Seminars.

She has published writings on yoga and sacred movement in both academic and popular journals, and has taught women’s yoga intensives throughout the world for decades.

Sofia is known as ‘a teacher’s teacher’ and is a trusted confidant to many of today’s well known spiritual leaders. She has sourced her own life and practice through formal apprenticeship and inheritance of the Balasaraswati Parampara of Devadasi Sadir.

Through the blessing and auspices of her temple dance guru, Srimati Shyamala Mohenraj, and her hatha yoga master teacher David Greenberg, she came into the company the greatest influence in her life, her Heart Guru, Parama Sapta Na Adi Da Samraj.

She holds two master's degrees and several undergraduate degrees in both arts and sciences, all of which were undertaken to translate the wisdom of the South Indian Temple Arts into western academic-understanding.

She structured and developed a course for the Religious Studies department of the University of Colorado, Boulder while she was also co-founding Prasad, a yoga school with Satchi Royers. She has been a guest lecturer at colleges and Universities in the US, England, Australia and Greece.

Through her teaching and through her student practitioners, she was introduced to several Tibetan Buddhist lineages, bringing her into the auspices of Kenpo Tsultrim Gyatso, Bokar Rinpoche, Ganten Tulku, Tulku Thondup, from whom she received the Empowerments of Green Tara, White Tara, GuryaGarbha and Medicine Buddha (respectively).

Sofia holds classes in Boulder Colorado, works with private clients worldwide thru the live-stream miracle that she calls her yoga living-room (The Curve of The Earth). She has plans to teach and help with some eco-restoration in the loving warmth of Mexico, the land of her birth. She shares the crazy life she has with 2 Chihuahua’s and a loving, creative builder of a life-partner.