Sudha is the co-founder and primary teacher of Kula Kamala Foundation, a 501c3 public charity and an educational institution. She holds five educational degrees including a doctorate. She is a learned YogaAcharya, C-IAYT, and a 500E-RYT. She began practicing yoga in her early twenties and has found it to be a continually transformative, reaffirming and uplifting lifestyle, one which continues to help her integrate and connect more deeply.
Sudha authored and leads Yoga and Yoga Therapy training programs through which individuals learn to practice and share the practical and the esoteric aspects of Yoga mindfully, safely and with integrity. She founded two hospital based Yoga Therapy programs where her student interns receive hands on, as well as classroom training, applying the techniques of Yoga Therapy in special circumstances. For over 10 years, she has worked with abused and neglected children, at-risk teens and abused women, as well as individuals seeking spiritual clarity in their life and relationships. Sudha's experience and knowledge as a teacher, guide and advisor are grounded in decades of education, application and research. Personally and professionally, Sudha abides in principals and guidelines that are grounded in non-harming, empathy and compassionate discipline.
In addition to her skill and education in Yoga and Yoga Therapy, Sudha holds a PhD in Anthropology (expertise Biological Archaeology) and has held the position of Professor of Yoga and Meditation (Georgian Court University). Sudha was also a professor of Cultural and Evolutionary Anthropology (Temple University and Monmouth University). Her academic research focused on and she has published scholarly articles on ancient diet and its relationship to health, disease and socio-political relationships. Through her graduate studies, Sudha acquired advanced knowledge of human skeletal anatomy and she is considered an expert in that field.
Sudha also embraces self-expression and creativity and empowers others to do the same. An artist in several mediums including computer graphics, pencil and acrylic, she also writes daily and has just published her second book of poetry titles Seeds. Sudha has acted on stage and screen and is an animal, human, social, and environmental advocate.
Sudha has a unique and uplifting way of weaving together wisdom from a variety of traditions and specialties so they become a sensible and practical component on our human path toward health, happiness and self-awareness. Her talks leave students and attendees feeling inspired and joyful for the potential this life holds.
A few of her past and upcoming presentation topics include:
Yoga: What It Is and What It Isn't
Mindfulness in Schools
How Yoga Therapy Can Support Special Needs Communities
Yoga Therapy & At-Risk Populations
Developing a Meaningful Yoga Therapy Curriculum
Developing a Meaningful Yoga Therapy Internship Program
The Power of Intention
The Goddess Traditions
The Secrets of the Sacred Feminine
Dasha Maha Vidya ~ The Ten Wisdom Goddesses
Kali ~ Time & Transformation
Mantra: Empowering the Sacred Through Sound
Embracing Peace in Our Time
Yoga & Ayurveda
Women's Health Through Ayurveda
The Bhagavad Gita as a Way to Live Spiritually
Resiliency: How Healthy Are You?
The Air You Breate Will Save Your Life. Pranayama for Modern Stress and Tension.
Yoga Therapy as a Bedside Modality in Hospitals
You, Yoga & Your Nervous System
Digestion: The Art and Efficacy of Healthy Poop
Digestion: We Are What Our Five Senses Feed Us
Getting to Know You: Cultivating a Healthier Workplace Through the Power of Positive Relationships
Metta Bhavana. The Art and Practice of Loving Kindness
Alignment: Body. Mind. Heart. Spirit.
Spiritual Activism, Animal Welfare & Environmental Sustainability
The Making of a New Feminism Based in Divinity, Equality & Oneness
Feminism & the Return of the Great Mother
Planting Seeds: Reminders of Yesterday, Thoughts for Today, Dreams of Tomorrow
Developing a Modern-Day Ashram in Support of Community