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About Our Trained, Certified Teaching Staff

The Bhakta School of Transformation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, produces and manages the Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga curriculum elucidated at this web site. As a school, we certify teaching staff and program leaders who uphold the integrity of our offering through the direct application of what is taught to their daily lives, and by the testing of their attainment of same.

Staff teachers are volunteers who offer their love and donate their time to supporting our mission. For more information about them, use the links below.

Rev. Deana Tareshawty
Shanti Harkness
Kambra McConnel

View the short video to the right to learn more. The transcript of the video appears below.

We are an all volunteer organization. Our teaching staff is rotated amongst our volunteers. If you want more information about our teaching staff or want to contact the program leader department, contact us.

Spiritual Teachers – Video Transcript

Today, it seems that everyone is a spiritual teacher; but few have earned the right to teach by being properly taught first. The truth is, that only the one who obeys can command.

There are so many people today teaching meditation and spiritual lifestyles who have not experienced what true meditation is, over an extended period of time; or permanent spiritual transformation, and in a way that permeates every area of their mundane lives. This is what I want to talk about now.

From time to time, there are people who drop in for short periods of time to have Kedarji’s darshan and attend programs and courses, as well as to offer their volunteer service. A small group of these people have later, at times, promoted themselves as spiritual teachers, even claiming to lead people to the ultimate state of Enlightenment, based on having spent relatively little time with Kedarji.

And some of these people have promoted this short period of time as giving them the authority to teach. We understand people’s desire to follow their calling in this regard; we wish them well in whatever they perceive their calling to be and extend our love to them.

In general, we also feel that people should be honest about their attainment and their backgrounds and experience when it comes to attempting to lead others spiritually, and especially when their public statements are connected to Kedarji in any way.

So, I want to tell you about our wonderful, qualified staff of program leaders and staff teachers. People who teach on Sadguru Kedarji’s authority, and with his blessing, are people whom he, and/or our Board of Directors, have chosen to teach and lead programs.

These chosen staff are people who dedicate themselves to invoking tangible, permanent spiritual transformation in themselves and others. Our program leaders and staff teachers are full-time volunteers of our school who undergo intensive training over a period of years, in order to preserve the authenticity of our offering.

This training includes an extended process whereby Kedarji tests their spiritual attainment over and over again to ensure that they are offering others the best of the pure Yoga of the Self-realized Love beings of our great lineage of sages.

In other words, spiritual teachers authorized by Kedarji in any way, must have passed his tests. We invite you to attend programs offered by our school, and we look forward to welcoming you very soon.

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