Panel Discussion: The Roots Of Social & Cultural Unrest (Nov 26, 2020)


Our first panel of discussion, The Roots of Social & Cultural Unrest, starts with a diverse panelists group providing different angles on this topic. We believe that diversity leads to a plethora of benefits from an internal and external perspective. Please read a brief biography of the panelists participating in the first Charter for Change Panel, moderated by Jivamukti Yoga Global CEO, Hari Mulukutla.

Lucy Koechlin is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Social Anthropology and Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland. Her research and teaching focuses on governance, political struggles, democratic spaces and urban politics in Africa. Lucy also has long-standing expertise as a consultant on anti-corruption and accountability systems across the world. Further engagements relate to her core interests, mainly in the field of sustainability and development. Lucy is also co-founder of, an initiative to address global challenges through global direct democracy. 

Yogeswari has been a Jivamukti Yoga teacher for the past 20 years, teaching at the New York Center and around the world. Having had the privilege to learn closely from Sharon Gannon and David Life, she is advanced certified and has been a facilitator of Jivamukti teacher trainings since 2007. As a former dancer/ choreographer, she is known for her seamless sequencing and thought-provoking teachings that often reflect current socio-political issues within the context of yogic teachings. She is the president and founder of AZAHAR Foundation, whose mission is to promote a peace culture through yoga and the arts. Its pilot project is in Cambodia, with a smaller project in Rwanda.

Maria Macaya: María Macaya is an 800hour advanced certified Jivamukti teacher based in Barcelona. María is also founder and President of Rādika, a non profit organization dedicated to mental and emotional well being with a focus on trauma, reduction of mental health stigma, and systemic oppression awareness.

Rama Devi: Raman completed her first Hatha teacher training in Rishikesh in 2014. This is where her love for philosophy and Bhakti grew and being by the river Ganga and attending Arti and hearing the traditional prayers was a feeling that cannot be explained. This led Raman who is an advanced certified Jivamukti teacher completed her training at the Govardhan Eco Village, Maharashtra in India with Sharon Gannon . It’s within these teachings of the scriptures that inspires Raman to keep the teachings alive in everyday life. The teachings are here to remind us that everything is within us not outside of us and how we as individuals and as a collective make changes in the modern world we live in today.

Andrea Kwiatkowski: Andrea is an Advanced Jivamukti teacher and Mentor in the Teacher training program. She trained in 2005 in New York and has been spreading the teachings  of Jivamukti yoga in the UK ever since . She lives and works in Cambridge and set up Santoshayoga donating to and raising awareness of animal charities and organisations that support local and environmental issues through fundraising , events and workshops. 



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