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, 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, 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, Ph.D., RYT500, has been a passionate student of yoga and practitioner for over 15 years, holds a Master of Science degree in Yoga Therapy from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT). Vidhya is a faculty of EkaShri Schools of Yoga and supports the EkaShri team in the capacity of Treasurer/CFO.
In addition, she is an executive in the pharmaceutical industry, with over 25 years of R&D, program management, and leadership experience spanning various companies and roles.
She is passionate about a holistic approach to health and wellness and is hoping to integrate her scientific training, pharmaceutical development experience, exposure to multiple therapeutic areas, and passion for yoga therapy to offer non-pharmacological approaches for health and wellbeing. She has studied and practiced Iyengar yoga, restorative and therapeutic yoga, Mysore Ashtanga yoga and more recently clinical yoga therapy.
Prior to her MS in Yoga Therapy, Dr. Gopalakrishnan received her Ph.D. in RNA synthesis and structural studies from National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, and her master’s degree in chemistry from IIT, Madras. She has held post-doctoral positions at Penn State University and Stanford University School of Medicine.