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Lakshmi's Yoga journey;
Moving through & beyond human affliction
obtaining...Optimal Health and Vitality
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Frenchtown NJ, Supatha Yoga classes designed to accommodate every -Body.     About... Sri Lakshmi Devi in Frenchtown NJ  ,Riegelsville PaaaaA                                                                    .
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Having practiced YOGA since childhood, over 44 years....

Sri Lakshmi Devi is the Daughter of a hard working Sicilian Brick Mason and a
German/Hungarian stay at home Mom, turned Business Woman. Sri learned early in
Life, when you explore what makes your Heart Happy, no matter what that may be...
Proceed with love, dedication, hard work, consistency, accountability for your own
actions, respect and compassion for all; You are capable of achieving a peaceful-sharp
mind, a purposeful, content, happy, healthy and prosperous life; even if the world
around you or your circumstances seems chaotic and unpredictable.
Driven by helping others find the light within themselves, Lakshmi ignites in her
students a passion to explore their divine purpose of joy in this human existence.
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Teaching YOGA for over 34 years. Prior to becoming a certified instructor, Sri Devi
worked in the Chiropractic, Osteopathic, and Orthopedic medical fields for over 13
years, dedicating her studies to the Human Body, Mind and Spirit. Delving into the
Health, Wellness and Fitness industry for the majority of her adult life
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After a traumatic accident at the age of 13, suffering numerous long term injuries.  Sri
Devi’s yoga teaching journey began at age 18 after a passenger side impact car
accident, which caused severe back, neck and limb injuries. Lakshmi suffered with
long term complications: including constant pain, severe osteoarthritis, scoliosis,
chronic migraine headaches, bell's palsy, depression and anxiety. As a result of her
severe injuries, she has since undergone several surgeries; Triple spinal surgery,
Abdominal Aneurysm repair, bi-lateral total Hip replacements, left Hand as well as
Shoulder Surgery and so on... Choosing the unconventional approach to recovery, she
refused pain killers and prescribed medications and choose Homeopathic natural
remedies, Forgone traditional Physical Therapy and choose Yoga, Meditation,
Pranayam (Breathing Practices) as well as Reiki (energy work) to soothe her pain and
aid in recovery
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Lakshmi's Physician's attribute her remarkable outcome post surgically to her
amazingly positive attitude, along with her many years of study. Most importantly is her
dedication to a consistent Yoga & Meditation practice.  These challenges inspired Sri
to develop a proper Rehabilitative Yoga Therapy program to help in healing her
multiple injuries. Integrating ancient yoga breathing practices and meditation into her
daily routine. Lakshmi states "The most important aspect of my yoga practice, is the
practice of Pratipaksha Bhavanam (substituting a Negative thought with a more
Constructive Positive thought)"...Embracing the philosophy of Sri Gurudev ..."As you
think, So you become." and Proverbs 23.7 "As a Man Thinks, So is He." Sri Devi
believes "We manifest our reality by investing energy in our thoughts...Positive
thoughts create positive results."
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In her search for long term peace, contentment, and wellbeing, Lakshmi went on to
study Yoga at the
Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville. Trained under the Extraordinarily
Enlightened
Sri Swami Satchidananda*  (Sri Gurudev) founder of Integral Yoga
Institutes around the world. Building
The Lotus Shrine both in the US and his birthplace
in the humble village of chettipalayam,Tamil Nadu, India. Sri Lakshmi Devi was blessed
by Sri Gurudev, with her Spiritual Sanskrit Name
and obtained her formal Yoga Teacher
Training degree at various levels and specialties  {*Sri Swami Satchidananda is an
esteemed spiritual leader honored with the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award;
dedicated his life to the cause of Peace, both individual and universal, and to religious
harmony among all People. Sri Gurudev was brought to the states by "Artist" Peter Max
to guide everyone in a peaceful meditation for the opening ceremony at the Historical
1969 Wood Stock Music phenomenon.}.

Sri Devi is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, The
International Yoga Association: as well as a long standing member of the
Integral Yoga
Teachers Association
. In the summer of 2000 Lakshmi was Grand fathered into the Yoga
Alliance  earned her certifications as an E-RYT 500 (Experienced-Registered Yoga
Therapist and earned her certification as an R-PYT (Registered Pre-Natal Yoga
Teacher) and R-CYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher) having over 10,000 hours of  
yoga related education, teaching and hands on experience. Deepening her practice by
studying with various prominent Yoga/Meditation Masters, Spiritual Teachers, Medical
Educators, and Inspirational Lecturers from around the world. Her artistic teaching of
classical Hatha Yoga has been enriched by her many years of practice and the study of
several yoga traditions including Integral, Iyengar, Sivananda, Vinyasa, Ashtanga,
Anusara, Kundalini, Tantra, and Viniyoga. Sri Lakshmi Devi has been Certified by Mount
Sinai School of Medicine in Functional Anatomy of Movement for Injuries, and obtained
her Pilates Mat certifications from the Kane Institute in NYC. Awarded grants from The
Arthritis Foundation, receiving certifications both as an AFFP;  Arthritis Foundation
Fitness Professional Exercise Program Leader and Tai Chi Instructor.
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In 1999 Sri Devi embarked on a lifelong path of loving kindness with His Holiness the
Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
Tenzin Gyatso as a practicing Bodhisattva. Education involving
extensive studies on Depression, Human Behavior and social interaction, Kinesiology,
the Anatomy of Movement along with academic work in Psychiatry and Physiology. In
October of 2013 Lakshmi traveled to the home of His Holiness in McLeod Ganj;
Dharamsala, India. Received her initiation into Thupa Damtsik Sumk; The Buddha
Establishing the Three Pledges...a Tantric Buddhist practice employing powerful means
for eliminating negative karma and its underlying afflicted mental states and
tendencies; ultimately leading to the attainment of the state of a fully enlightened
Buddha. Studied Advanced Inversions and Tantric Meditation @ The Himalayan Gurukul
in RIshikesh, India.
. Continually enhancing her knowledge; taking accredited courses
with concentrated research toward the management of Common Muscular skeletal,
Physiological and Psychological disorders. Integrating the importance of
Mind/Body/Spirit connection for Optimal Health and Wellbeing; is the foundation of her
practice.
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In 2003, Lakshmi developed The SUPATHA Yoga Method a trademarked 1/4 series, 13
posture Sun Salutation (which is offered at various levels}  Supatha Therapeutic Chair
Yoga plus numerous Yoga Therapy specialty classes and workshops.
Sri Devi is a Reiki Master in the Usui System certified at The Loving Touch Center in
Boulder Colorado, in May of 2004 was Ordained an Interfaith Minister performing  
Marriages Ceremonies, Last Rites, Birth Blessings & Sacred Rituals...Bringing the gift
of Reiki healing and Energy Touch Therapy to various hospitals and hospices. Sri
Lakshmi continues to instruct and educate many on the Anatomy of the Human Body
while teaching Personalized Yoga and Personal Fitness classes. Utilizing her years of
knowledge and education, offering sessions for Spiritual Counseling and is a
practicing Inspirational Personal Coach...
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Lakshmi feels her greatest achievement has been working with children and young
adults for the past 29 years... After receiving the artistic achievement award at the early
age of 11, led her to develop instruct an Educational Art program at St. Anthony of
Padua grammar school for grades 1 thru 8.  Lakshmi then went on to Stella Maris High
School, where she organized a Leadership forum for young adults who found it difficult
to cope with stress, pressure and the negative influences around being a teenager.
Some of who had turned to Drug or Alcohol addiction to escape their lives. Sri Devi
instructed them on The Art of Mindful Communication. Offering tools to develop better
listening skills in a non-threatening, welcoming environment. This program gave them
the confidence to create self-awareness and inner strength. Which in turn helped to
ease their fear, anger and frustration, building self-confidence and empowerment over
their lives.  Her Studies in Early Childhood development and Psychology, lead her to
create a home schooling program; coaching Parents and Caregivers thru a structured
home base learning curriculum. Since then, Lakshmi has integrated her knowledge,
expertise and hands on experience with children to create Supatha Story time Yoga in
1997, My Buddy & Me Partner Yoga, Yoga Warriors and Teen Empowerment Yoga as
well as FunArts an educational art class geared for kids ages 4 and up.  These classes
were originally developed as an after school program for children who suffer from
ADD/ADHD, and found it difficult to focus and listen in school.  Yoga gives children the
tools to build self-confidence and learn mindful interaction giving them ability to
overcome peer pressure
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Lakshmi's Restorative Yoga Therapy class was Chosen as Chelsea Piers Sports Center
NYC's Fitness class of the Month; featured in February 2005, and Supatha's Therapeutic
Chair Yoga class was featured Fitness class of the Month in 2008; In acknowledgement
of developing their Yoga KidZ, FunArts, Therapeutic Chair Yoga and Pre-Natal
programs.  Lakshmi was given a 5 year achievement award in October of 2007 and a 10
year outstanding recognition Award in October 31st. 2012. June 2006 and August 2009
Sri Devi was NATURAL AWAKENINGS magazine's Practitioner of the month for July 2009
with a TV appearance and interview. Through her teaching years, she has been
featured on Time Warner Cable, Cable vision performing yoga postures and voice
narration on TV commercials for Natural Balance, Brooklyn NY and Yoga Spot NYC.
Lakshmi has been highlighted in a monthly fitness article translated into Russian for
the health section of METPO Magazine; with published articles in
The New Jersey
Womans News and Time Out NYC 2010 thru 2013. March, 2008 Adidas Sports Apparel
opened a new yoga line Adi Libria
; choose Lakshmi as one of Chelsea Piers Top Yoga
Instructors
, outfitting her to promote their line, the Month of April as well as Under
Armor and Reebok in the following months. November 2013, Sri Devi was interviewed
as one of the top Yoga Instructors of the 2013 International Yoga Festival, in RIshikesh,
India.  For several of Sri Lakshmi Devi Credentials; click the following link:
Education &  
Certifications
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SUPATHA YOGA
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Supatha Yoga...Sretch your Mind - Balance your Life - Reach you potential...therapeuctic to advanced drop-in yoga classes weekly. Come create the perfect practice just for you...Supatha Yoga offers a diverse fitness schedule at multiple levels and specialties including
Pilates, Therapeutic chair yoga, Back Care, Alignment Fundamentals, Yogalates, Vinyasa, Hatha and so much more. Supatha is a Unique Yoga Practice developed by Senior Yoga Instructor Sri Lakshmi Devi E-RYT, R-PYT, R-CYT. Sri Devi's vast knowledge and joyful
sense of humor helps you gain confidence in yourself and your abilities.  A diverse schedule of Yoga | Pilates and Fitness classes to assist you in developing a balanced practice that fulfills your needs.
Serving..;Bucks Couunty, Riegelsville PA, Easton PA, PA, Bethlehelm PA, Phillipsburgh, Central NJ including Hunterson County NJ, Flemington, Raritan Township, Ringoes, East Amwell,
Readington, Whitehouse Station, Stockton, Clinton, Lambertville, Frenchtown, Milford,  Delaware Township, Kingwood, Hillsborough, Hopewell, Holland Township, Solbury, Tinicum,
Erwinna and Upper Black Eddy PA, NYC, Tribeca, Chelsea, NY, Miami, Ft. Myers  Beach, Napels, Florida, South Beach, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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.LAKSHMI ... The Indian Goddess of Good Fortune, Prosperity, and Abundence...
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SUPATHA  Yoga, Frenchtown NJ, ...A Place for Health & Healing...
Serving Easton PA, Bethlehelm, PA, Riegelsville, Phillipsberg NJ, Hunterdon County NJ, Frenchtown NJ,  Flemington NJ, Raritan Township,
Ringoes, East Amwell, Readington, Whitehouse Station, Stockton, Clinton, Lambertville, Frenchtown, Milford,  Delaware Township, Kingwood,
Hillsborough, Hopewell, Holland Township. Serving Pennsylvania including; Upper Black Eddy, PA , Pipersville, Ottsville, Erwinna, Tinicum,
Plumbsteadville, and  Solebury PA
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