Atma Yoga is an urban human community; a spiritual sanctuary in Brisbane’s commercial heart.
“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Gandhi
Our mission is to become the change we wish to see in the world, and serve others to help them do the same.
Yoga is a process of transformation. Living a yogic life and beginning that transformation is not easy, especially in today’s age. Without the support and encouragement of fellow travelers on the path, becoming a perfected yogi is a difficult and daunting task. But through collective spiritual endeavor, we make it easy.
Born and raised in Washington DC, Param Satya completed her Iyengar Yoga teacher training in New Zealand in 1997. Since then she’s taught in New Zealand, Perú, and Australia. She opened Atma Yoga in Brisbane in 2004, with its unique lifestyle blend of yoga and a vegetarian meal. In addition to her amazing culinary skills and hatha yoga knowledge, Param has practiced Bhakti yoga since 1986. She spent three years living as a nun in Taiwan, and speaks Mandarin Chinese. Now married with a 10-year old son, she is the driving force at the heart of Atma Yoga.
Prem started practicing yoga from a book, then travelled to India to study at the ashram of Sri BKS Iyengar. Since then he studied with Kate Pell in 2007, and has been teaching at Atma Yoga since 2005. As well as being an expert in vegan and gluten-free cooking, Prem has a penchant for permaculture and an extreme green thumb, and is currently completing a liberal arts degree in his spare time.
Carisma did her yoga teacher training in Bali, and is travelling to India in 2013 to deepen her yoga practice and steep herself in the culture of the traditional home of yoga. Before she goes you can still catch her Friday night Nidra Yoga classes, where she creates an amazing chillaxing atmosphere that is guaranteed to help you unwind after a week at work.
Sitapati started practicing hatha yoga from Yogi Ramacharaka’s “Hatha Yoga – the Yogi Philosophy of Physical Well-being“. He studied with various teachers in New Zealand, and did a yoga teacher training course with Kate Pell in 2007. In 1998 he began studying Bhagavad-gita, and hasn’t stopped since. As well as teaching hatha yoga Sitapati is a multi-instrumentalist, and leads and participates in kirtan (mantra music), as well as travelling around Australia with visiting kirtan artists.