Teachers

Richa Christine Eland, ERYT-500, HITA

Director and Co Founder, Sri Yoga Studio of Athens, Ohio. Since 2012 she is the Risk Reduction yoga instructor for Well Works, the employee wellness program at Ohio University in Athens, OH

Residential Student of Swami Rama of the Himalayas in the early 1980s for four years.

A graduate of 200 hour and 500 hour Himalayan Institute Teacher Training, she is a member in good standing with The Himalayan Institute Teacher Association (HITA)

Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance. For teachers seeking certification with Yoga Alliance, she can provide contact hours and Continuing Education.

Over 30 years teaching experience in the Himalayan yoga tradition.

Ongoing study abroad since 1988 and since 2001 at the Allahabad, India campus of The Himalayan Institute.

Specializes in Intermediate and Advanced practices of Himalayan Yoga in our studio including hatha, meditation and private instruction to help with the recovery from trauma to body or mind. Richa loves to help train new teachers and give private sessions in our studio.

She is also a Licensed Social Worker through the State of MN, a Registered Acupressurist and Authorized Teacher for the Jin Shin Do Foundation of Bodymind Acupressure and Registered Classical Homeopath with North American Society of Homeopaths.

David C Eland, D.O.

Osteopathic Physician employed at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio since 1995. David is the Co Founder of the Sri Yoga Studio in Athens, OH.

A graduate of 200 hour and 500 hour Himalayan Institute Teacher Training, he is a member in good standing with The Himalayan Institute Teacher Association (HITA).

Ongoing study at The Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA and the Allahabad, India campus at regular intervals.

Specializes in Restorative Yoga classes and private work in our studio.

He teams up with his wife, Richa, to train executives at green corporates, colleges and wellness program employees.

Madeleine Scott

Madeleine joined the Ohio University School of Dance faculty in 1980. She retired in 2015. She is a certified Laban Movement Analyst.

A graduate of 200 hour Himalayan Institute Teacher Training, she is a member in good standing with The Himalayan Institute Teacher Association (HITA).

She continues to study yoga at The Himalayan Institute campus in  Honesdale, PA  at regular intervals. In January of 2013 she studied at the HII India campus of Allahabad and  at Khajuraho.

She specializes in Intermediate classes for the professional athlete, dancer, choreographer and other physically trained professionals.

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