Swarupa Sky Oak Speaker, C-IAYT, studied western methods of wellness and philosophy as an undergraduate. After successive epiphanies, he embarked on a decades-long journey of renunciation and self-discovery. He explored the wisdom of many global traditions, including western philosophy and the classic texts of yoga. His studies led to the discovery of an all-powerful, ever-present, and all-knowing essence interpenetrating all dimensions of experience.
Swarupa has a drive to integrate the health and wellness methods of east and west, while living life unconditionally, and embracing the idea of holistic within and without. In everything — idea, thought, feeling, sensation, breath, and step — Swarupa is overjoyed to share what he has learned and continues to learn with his students under the Sattvic Life umbrella.
Sattva is a state of experience characterized by goodness, positivity, truth, serenity, balance, peacefulness, and virtuousness. A Sattvic Life embraces all efforts to live conscious of those states: mindfully being, physically doing, and gratefully accepting one’s karma in every moment.
Certifications: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Stress Management, Meditation, Yoga for Cancer, Gentle / Chair Yoga, Reiki Master Teacher, Yoga for Bone Health, Raja Yoga, Teen Yoga
All of Swarupa’s teachings incorporate his ongoing study of advaita / brahma, karma, jnana, and bhakti yoga; pranic awareness; vibrational resonance therapy; yoga nidra. His teachings also incorporate the eight limbs of ashtanga or raja yoga: yama and niyama (action guidelines), pratyahara (non-attachment), hatha (physical practices), pranayama (breathing practices), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), samadhi (bliss states).
In classes, private sessions, clinics, and teacher trainings Swarupa graciously serves and supports individuals, couples, small groups, community centers, spiritual organizations, gyms, yoga studios, non-profit and for-profit businesses of all sizes, and educational and government institutions. He also provides complementary care for medical doctors’ patients, facilities, and support staff— offering sustainable methods for self-discovery, health, and wellness.