EkaShri Schools of Yoga is a non-profit, 501 c(3) organization, and is a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga School with RYS® 200 and RYS® 300 designations


Ekaterina Jeleva

Ekaterina Jeleva, Corporate Wellness Counselor (RN), E-RYT200-RYT500, Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, has been passionately drawn towards yoga since 2003. She traveled to India in pursuit of self discovery through yoga. Ekaterina teaches an eclectic variety of yoga systems and has studied with many renowned teachers including Yogacharya Srivatsa Ramaswami, Yogashiromani Krishan Verma and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji. Ekaterina is a Registered Nurse RN at Stanford Healthcare; she is also pursuing her Master’s degree as Nurse Practitioner. Ekaterina is deeply passionate about applying yoga in integrative medicine.

Shriram Sarvotham

Shriram Sarvotham, PhD, E-RYT-500, has been practicing yoga since childhood and teaching yoga for nearly three decades. He studied with many renowned teachers including Yogacharya Srivatsa Ramaswami, Yogacharya Sri R. Subramaniam, Yogashiromani Krishan Verma and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji. Shriram's prime focus is to share authentic and holistic yoga practices that are rooted in classic yoga texts. He has taught over 300 workshops and retreats all over the USA, led numerous mega-yogathon events, and has given lectures and demonstrations at prestigious yoga conferences. He is a faculty of Yoga Teacher Training programs for several yoga institutions and studios, including Yoga Bharati, a branch of SVYASA Bangalore. Shriram is a recipient of the "Exemplary Service Award in Yoga" given by the Consulate General of India, and the "Yoga Service Award" given by ISKCON.

Vidhya Gopalakrishnan

Vidhya Gopalakrishnan, PhD, RYT200, is an executive in the pharma/biotech industryand is currently Senior Vice President at Quark Pharmaceuticals. She has over 23 years of R&D, program management, and leadership experience spanning various companies and roles.

Vidhya holds a Ph.D. in Bio-organic Chemistry and held post-doctoral positions at Penn State University and Stanford University School of Medicine. Outside of her profession that involves development of pharmacological drugs for various diseases, Vidhya strongly believes in the power of complimentary and alternate, non-pharmacological approaches such as yoga and Ayurveda for enhancing health and vitality. Vidhya is passionate about studying and practicing yoga and vedanta. She is a graduate of the Yoga Teacher Training programs offered by Yoga Bharati and EkaShri Schools of Yoga. She has studied and practiced Iyengar yoga, restorative and therapeutic yoga, and most recently, Mysore Ashtanga Yoga. She, along with a small team, piloted a yoga-music module workshop for children and families of Jeena, a Bay Area non-profit support group organization for special needs children.

Vidhya is also a board member of Pratham USA (SF chapter) and Co-Chaired the chapter’s Gala Committee from 2017-18. Vidhya is a faculty of EkaShri Schools of Yoga and is also supporting the EkaShri team in the capacity of Treasurer/CFO.