Annie Ross found her passion for Eastern Philosophy while earning a B.A. from the University of Vermont, 1979. Her study since 2008 at SvaroopaÂ® Vidya Ashram in Downingtown, PA has led to several certifications: Certified SvaroopaÂ® Yoga teacher (CSYT 700), EmbodimentÂ® Yoga Therapist, SvaroopaÂ® Vidya Meditation Teacher and others in philosophy and vichara (the practice of self-inquiry). She is certified in Ayurvedic Marma Treatments. Ayurveda is the Indian science of medicine and sister science to yoga.
Course Title: An Introduction to SvaroopaÂ® Vidya Meditation (Spring Term 2019)
"I've been able to incorporate what I learned in my daily life. Left each class feeling calm and relaxed after meditating at the end of the class."
"Annie has a calming demeanor and she gives good instruction on this meditation style. She was always helpful and open to questions."
Course Title: An Introduction to SvaroopaÂ® Vidya Meditation (Fall Term 2018)
"I loved how calm I felt in the space, and most of all, I loved the way Annie made each of us feel comfortable to talk about our experiences."
"Annie was an exceptional facilitator and yogi. She was methodical, loving, kind, instructive."
Course Title: SvaroopaÂ® Yoga — Gentle, Deep and Profound (Summer Term 2018)
"It was wonderful!! More than met my expectations, gentle, caring and knowledgeable instructors, very individualized to accommodate each persons ability."
"I loved this course. Every time I attended I left feeling so relaxed and calm at a time in my life when I really needed this! Annie was inspirational, kind, and patiently caring of each participant."
"Annie was well organized and attentive to each person as they attempted the poses. She made sure each person "got it" if only for a minute. As a followup she handed out a simple basic booklet describing in pictures and words- the poses we had been working on."
"Annie Ross is a clear and sensitive presenter. She taught us the asanas while keeping in mind the individual needs of participants. The practice could be very accessible to all ages, body types and levels of experience. She gave us opportunities to discuss our experiences and questions."