Staff


Dana Shamas

Dana Shamas

Dana’s passion for health and wellbeing comes from the heart—deep in the heart of Texas! Her work as a certified practitioner in biofield tuning brings structure and form to the power of healing vibration that is available to all beings. As a breathwork facilitator, Reiki master, crystal bowl musician, and Jivamukti yoga teacher, Dana understands how complementary tools in the healing arts can facilitate a profound and lasting transformation. With her generous spirit and open nature, she creates a safe and nurturing environment in which her clients can explore, release, receive, and heal.

Dana’s previous work in the world of business and finance gives her a unique perspective on the challenges we face day to day, and how elusive a sense of wholeness and harmony can be. Dana knows that harmony within ourselves gives us the capacity to create a more harmonious life. She is dedicated to helping people find a deeper connection to their higher selves so that they may fully express who they are—and what they are meant to do.


Sudevi Linda Kramer

Sudevi Linda Kramer

Sudevi is a certified teacher of Integral yoga, Jivamukti yoga, and Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork. Since 2010 Sudevi returns to Thailand annually to study – focusing on medical Thai and Thai herbs. Sudevi is a Reiki Master and has been practicing energy work for over 20 years. She was inducted into the Massage Hall of Fame in June of 2010.


Ian Boccio

Ian Boccio

Using his sonorous voice and a variety of instruments, both traditional and modern, Ian Boccio serves as a channel for the energy of group mantra chanting events. He has been a musician for over 20 years and has worked in the music industry as a recording engineer and music producer. Ian is also an accomplished artist, specializing in abstract oil painting, who received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California San Diego. Divine Grace intervened in Ian’s life by providing a miraculous cure for a serious health condition, dramatically changing the trajectory of his fate and planting his feet firmly on the spiritual path.

Ian’s first steps brought him to a local yoga studio where he met and began working with the k?rtan artist Clair Oaks, who helped him redirect his energy towards consciousness expansion. Ian began studying and practicing mantra in 2005 and continues to steep himself in both the esoteric philosophies of the discipline and the everyday applications of these potent energies. A Sanskrit Intensive taught by Vyaas Houston, founder of the American Sanskrit Institute, awakened and unfolded inner energy vibrations that had been dormant until that time, and Ian discovered that he had a natural talent to vibrate the sounds of this sacred language for the benefit of others, as well as the ability to put aside his own mind and ego, allowing the divine energies to flow through him unimpeded. The true essence of mantrawas transmitted to Ian through the person and teachings of ?ri Karun?mayi, who embodies the energy of the goddess of divine knowledge and creativity, Sarasvat?,, and she made clear his mission to help bring greater peace and love into the world through the practice of mantra. As his experience with mantra practice matured, Ian was called upon to begin teaching others, and in 2011, he manifested the first Mantra Chant Intensive.

Now based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Ian is fully absorbed in his mission to facilitate the consciousness expansion of humanity as a whole. He is the chant leader, composer, and business manager for an experimental mantra music ensemble, Blue Spirit Wheel, which tours around the U.S. bringing bhakti and mantra experiences into diverse communities. Ian has collaborated with many yoga teachers to create ?sana classes that feature live music and mantra chanting. In 2010, Ian was one of the founders and is currently the Creative Director of ChantLanta, a charity organization that creates awareness of chanting and yoga practices through the annual ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival. ChantLanta supports both local and international nonprofit organizations, encouraging people to give their time and/or money to help others in a spirit of seva.

As a m?ntrika, Ian is constantly active in promoting the benefits of mantra repetition, both on a personal level and for the world as a whole. He facilitates a weekly satsa?g in Atlanta and travels throughout the U.S. teaching the weekend Mantra Chant Intensives. He has also been called upon to lecture and teach on Sankskrit, mantra and chanting for Yoga Teacher Trainings. Most importantly, Ian continues to work on himself, further refining his own energy through his personal mantra practice, to become an ever more transparent vehicle for the Divine Grace that brought him here. http://www.mantrachant.com/


Mike Lane

Mike Lane

In elementary and high school I struggled because the traditional method of teaching (textbook reading assignments and straight-up lectures) didn’t match my way of learning. I learn in a kinesthetic way – I need to move and feel in my body. My passion for learning and teaching began in massage school. I remember how challenging it was to use one part of my brain to memorize anatomical terms, muscles and bones, and another part of my brain/body to learn how to touch and be present with people. This was just the beginning of understanding and bridging body wisdom with knowledge.

While in Chiropractic school I brought a group of yoga students and teachers into the cadaver lab. This was a huge success, and my excitement around teaching just got deeper and deeper from there. My friend, Stacey Rosenberg, invited me to be a part of her teacher training in San Francisco. This was the beginning of AnatomySense, which has evolved over the years of collaborating with many fantastic world-class teachers.

What I love about teaching is watching people understand something they thought was very hard to learn. Clarity, movement, and palpation (touch) seem to be the best and most digestible ways to make anatomy fun and exciting. Join me online, in a workshop or trainings so I can help you understand you more. http://mike-lane-mjzl.squarespace.com/

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