Meet Our Instructors

Faith Stone

Faith is a world-class painter, woodblock artist, award-winning chef, former high school teacher, and co-director of ShambhavAnanda Yoga.

Faith studied Tibetan Thangka painting and mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock carving), which she fuses into her contemporary spiritual art.

She is the author of Drawing Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Shoshoni Cookbook, Yoga Kitchen, Rudi and the Green Apple, and Karma & Faith. Her artwork and books are available for purchase on Etsy: Faith Stone Art.

Swami Rudrani Ma

Our resident Swami has been practicing yoga in the ShambhavAnanda tradition since 2010. After completing 350 yoga teacher training hours, she went on to become a certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant in 2019.

Rudrani Ma excels at holding space for students and weaving Ayurveda into her classes. In her free time, she enjoys paper crafting, practicing Kung Fu, and playing video games with her son.

Dévi Stone Chung

Dévi is an artist, yogi, and writer. Since moving here nine years ago from Hawaii, she’s been a student of the ShambhavAnanda practice and currently co-manages Eldorado Yoga Ashram and runs our Sacred Art Store.

What she loves most about yoga is watching how it can make you grow in ways you never could have imagined. In her free time she likes drinking coffee, making art, and reading poetry.

Jatila Hayes

Jatila, ERYT-500, has been enjoying yoga and meditation since he found the practice in 2010. While co-managing Eldorado Ashram, he also leads our yoga teacher trainings and enjoys daily maintenance of the facilities and farm.

What Jatila enjoys most about yoga is that you can find depth no matter your level of experience or how you feel at that moment. He likes to teach using an emphasis on deepening awareness of your body in space, exploring movements that may feel unnatural, and letting the breath dissolve tension and old patterns.

In his free time Jatila enjoys reading, art, various movement and strength building practices , and exploring the world of amateur radio. 

Akasha Jones

Akasha, RYT-200, has been practicing yoga since 2012 and has been passionate about spiritual growth from a young age. She completed her 200-hour certification in 2021 with Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga in San Diego, before moving to Konalani Yoga Ashram in 2022 and receiving a second 200-hour training in the ShambhavAnanda Yoga tradition. She simultaneously completed a 300-hour Ayurveda Health Coach certification from the Shakti School in 2022. Akasha’s teaching style is trauma-informed (she trained with Liberation Prison Yoga in 2019) and focused on tuning into the body at the subtlest levels. Her explorations of positive and somatic psychology deeply inform her personal practice and teaching. Akasha hopes to guide students into a more compassionate and open relationship with their minds and bodies, and to cultivate strength and resilience on and off the mat.

Akasha currently resides at Eldorado Yoga Ashram and loves working with children, facilitating retreats, and supporting practitioners at any level. To schedule a one-on-one session with Akasha, email her here.

AnandaMa Sims

AnandaMa has been practicing and studying healing energies from a young age, her mother being her first teacher. During part of Niki’s journey, she fell in love with the physical part of yoga.  While completing her  initial  ShambhavAnanda  yoga teacher training she  realized there was a need for people who were curious about yoga but  hesitant to step into a class because they didn’t feel they were bendy enough.  Niki  makes yoga accessible for every body.  If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.  She is a 500 RYT,  a 200 ERYT, and has  a completed Levels 1,2, and  3 ShambhavAnanda meditation teacher trainings.   Niki lives in Evergreen, Colorado and is passionate about guiding others to live a more mindful and skillful life.  

YaDevi Shellenberger

YaDevi, RYT-500, has practiced yoga since 2000. During her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Eldorado Yoga Ashram in 2010, her search for authentic ways to teach yoga was fulfilled. “I’m so grateful to all my teachers at the ashram, most especially Babaji Shambhavananda, for their wisdom, patience and guidance.” 

Shailaja Subramanian 

Shailaja, RYT-200, received her 200-Hour Training from ShambhavAnanda School of Yoga in 2019 and has been teaching yoga ever since. She firmly believes in the healing benefits of yoga and her intention is to share this gift with as many people as possible to help them through their journey. She currently teaches corporate yoga and private yoga classes in Broomfield, Colorado. She enjoys teaching yoga to her amazing clients and around her community. Apart from teaching yoga, Shailaja is also an educator working in special education and she loves to cook. 

Janani Breitman

Janani has been a member of the ShambhavAnanda spiritual community for over 20 years.  She received her Meditation Teacher and Yoga Teacher certifications at Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram. “I love sharing the things I’ve been taught and helping folks to find a bit of peace in their hearts and in their day.”