Ruth Hartung (Sraddhasagar)
200 Hatha & Kundalini Yoga Trainings, 300 Yoga Therapy Trainings, Chakra Intensive, Conflict Resolution
Co-founder & Director of 7 Centers Yoga Arts, Ruth taught yoga for 7 years in studios in Los Angeles and Seattle before moving to Sedona in 1998. Trained in Kundalini Yoga in LA, she initiated with the Bihar School of Yoga under Swami Niranjanananda in Mungyr, India in 1994. Her passion for bringing spiritual dharma into daily life has led to integrating the trinity of the teachings of Yoga, Ayurveda and Jyotish as foundation for the programs and community of 7 Centers. She also is a practitioner of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka for the past 16 years. She has served as President of the International Yoga College, founded by Rama Jyoti Vernon, her mentor and teacher. In her role as Vice-president of Gardens for Humanity, she has volunteered in the local agriculture renaissance & sustainability movement and founded the Sedona Spring Planting Festival.
200 Kundalini Yoga Training
Founder of the Center for Divine Awakening, a Kundalini Yoga Center, Hari Jap has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1983. In addition to his study with Yogi Bhajan, he has studied with several other Master Teachers from numerous traditions including Taoist Master Lee, Mantak Chia and Sunyata. Hari Jap has extensive training in Kundalini Yoga along with training in Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Tantra, Kinesiology, Martial Arts, and Shamanism teachings.
Zac Occhiline has been studying and practicing yoga since 2000. He has been teaching Kundalini and Hatha yoga since 2004 including many of the basic Shatkarmas(yogic cleanses) and early sadhana. Zac has studied Ayurveda and integrated it as personal lifestyle through food and herbal healing for over a decade. Growing up in Sedona has given him a deep appreciation and love of wilderness, and the natural beauty of plants, animal and environs throughout the state.
( 200 Hatha,Yoga Therapy, Intensives)
Mira Murphy has been an Ayurvedic Chef and teacher for yoga teacher trainings and retreats at 7 Center’s yoga arts since 2007. She studied Ayurveda in India and with various teachers over the years. She gives nutritional consultations to help people use food to bring balance and vitality to their lives and occasionally does private cooking for individuals or small groups. She teaches cooking classes to the public and gives talks and classes on Ayurveda at various local events or courses. Mira has studied local herbs and medicine making. She leads herb walks to teach people about the local food and medicine we have here in the desert and the benefits of connecting to our local plant medicine and foods. Mira’s passion and enthusiasm for Ayurveda makes her an inspiring teacher and a devotional chef.
(200 Hatha,200 Kundalini,Yoga Therapy,Intensives)
Jeff E. Masters is the founder and director of Thunder Mountain Wellness Center in Sedona, AZ. He is a teacher of anatomy & physiology, as well as Myotherapy, licensed massage therapist and personal trainer who specializes in Swedish & Deep Tissue massage, Craniosacral , Neuromuscular,& Sports Therapy, advanced functional anatomy and assessment, and the treatment of chronic pain. He is an internationally published author, who was awarded an honorary Masters degree in Anatomy and Physiology, from the Open International University for Complimentary Medicine, Sri Lanka in 2006.
(200 Hatha,200 Kundalini, Yoga Therapy)
Debra Infante is a practicing Vedic astrologer certified by The American College of Vedic Astrology as an approved teacher (Level I) in September 1999. She has been studying Vedic astrology since 1995 and been a professional astrologer since 1999. She is the co-editor of the recently published Path of Light, Introduction to Vedic Astrology (Volume I) and Path of Light, The Domains of Life, Volume II, written by James Kelleher. She has been teaching Vedic astrology to the students in the yoga teacher trainings at 7 Centers since 2002. (200 Hatha,Chakra Intensive)
Ildiko Chikan has been teaching for more than five decades. Originally from Hungary, she began her teaching career as a Classical Ballet teacher, having danced and performed professionally in Europe for ten years. Ildiko’s has taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Ballet, and teaching Ballet in Oregon. Due to injury, she began studying yoga, healing, and spirituality, and began teaching yoga in 1992. Her Hatha yoga classes are infused with her love of yoga, students, and the natural world — especially animals! Ildiko believes in making a personal connection with each student, through conversation, hands-on adjustments and humor.
Angela Ditch achieved her 500 hour Yoga Teacher’s Certification at 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, specializing in Kundalini and Hatha Yoga. She has been blessed with a diverse life experience and many great teachers along the way. Angela has partnered in business and agriculture and managed finances. She also enjoys travelling to many sacred sites. She has explored many theories and practices pertaining to personal growth, psychology, energy and plant medicine, physics, alternative history, spirituality, yoga, meditation and more. She has also learned that our greatest teacher is the one within.
(200 Hour Kundalini )
Lionheart is the Temple Cat at 7 Centers Yoga Arts. In addition to his official temple duties, he also writes a monthly column for our newsletter, and assists with gardening and landscaping through control and eradication of pests. Lionheart enjoys practicing asana (especially savasana), researching, contemplating and teaching yogic philosophy and hiking in the red rocks of Sedona.
Xena (warrior princess) is the junior Temple Cat who has shown great skill in training everyone to open the door for her multiple times daily with her haunting & plaintive voice. She is proving herself a formidable hunter of grasshoppers & lizards.