Ayurvedic Health Counselor • Yoga Teacher 500RYT • Ceremony Facilitator
Ishwari was born and raised in the South Asian Island of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka along with many other regions surrounding India were influenced by the knowledge and spirituality of the Vedas inclusive of Ayurveda and Yoga.
Ishwari left Sri Lanka at 18-years of age to pursue Higher Education at the accredited and prestigious FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY in the State Capitol Tallahassee Florida.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education with a Minor in Psychology.
After two years of teaching in Kindergarten and preschool, her love for the practice of Yoga and the numerous health benefits she personally experienced; in body mind and emotions drove her to pursue Yoga teacher training and offer this wonderful art and science of yoga to humanity.
She attended Nanda Siriwardne Hatha Yoga Institute in Colombo Sri Lanka for a 6 months yoga study and training and graduated as a practitioner of basic level Hatha Yoga and Pranayama. Afterwards she returned to the U.S.A and took residence at Satchitananda Ashram in Yogaville Virginia for 3 months and under the guidance of Yogini and Disciple of Renowned Sri Swami Satchitananda himself, Satya Greenstone, she further studied and practiced both Basic and Intermediate Hatha yoga and attained 200RYT yoga teacher certification from Yoga Alliance. She also underwent formal “GURU-SHISHYA” initiation into Sivananda Yoga lineage with her teacher Satya Greenstone at the Ashram.
Afterwards she returned to Sri Lanka to teach yoga in two Asian corporations Aitken Spence Corporation and PEARSONS LANKA.
She also taught group classes at PRANA LOUNGE HOLISTIC WELLNESS & YOGA CENTER in Colombo Sri Lanka as well as private and group classes from home at her home yoga studio where she would continue her own personal practice.
As she was teaching yoga in Sri Lanka she traveled to the KRIPALU YOGA & AYURVEDA CENTER in Stockbridge Massachusetts to train in Advanced Level Teacher Training’s.
Ishwari is now a 500RYT Yoga Alliance certified yoga Instructor with 5 years of Yoga Teaching Experience.
In addition to Yoga, Ishwari underwent deep Spiritual Healing process via Shamanic medicines of South America and with these experiences was initiated into holding Full Moon Ceremonies for Women with the purpose of restoring sacred femininity and forming sacred sisterhood amongst modern women. Ishwari has been holding full moon ceremonies for two years both in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Albuquerque, New Mexico and is honored to have the opportunity to offer these Sacred Full Moon ceremonies to the women on big Island Hawaii.
After graduating from KRIPALU YOGA & AYURVEDA CENTER, Ishwari pursued formal education in Ayurveda. She had the incredible honor of learning directly from the ‘father of Ayurveda in the West’ himself, the world-renowned DR. Vasant Lad. at the AYURVEDIC INSTITUTE in Albuquerque New Mexico.
Ishwari graduated as a certified Ayurveda Health Counselor with the blessing of her Ayurveda guru Dr. Lad. In June 2018 and with her beloved colleague, dear friend and business partner Breyana Witte. Ishwari arrived to Big island Hawaii in July to officially register and establish ALOHA SHANTHI LLC to open an Ayurveda Wellness Center that offers all health wellness and spiritual services that she and Breyana combined may offer to all.