The BODHI Team
(Supported by a growing community of awesome teachers at your service!)
BODHI founder, Bhaskar Goswami combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern lifestyle-improvement techniques to provide this unique perspective. From Assam, India, Bhaskar is a Yoga Consultant who has been deeply involved with the practice since the early 90’s. He is a certified teacher of traditional hatha yoga and a specialist in employing the principles of yoga for corporate performance enhancement.
Born into the yogic tradition, he comes from the lineage of Vasishtha, who is considered to be one of the founding fathers of this ancient practice. He has been trained at the Transcendental Meditation school of Assam in India, by Yogacharya Nandakumar in Kuwait and by Siromani Sriram and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta in Canada. With a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham in England, Bhaskar has a 10 year international engineering career in petroleum, telecom, audio, acoustic and microelectronics industries, providing him with a strong understanding of the corporate environment.
Sophie has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She has studied under Masters such as Satya Aubert, Sriram and Bhaskar in the traditional Sivananda lineage as well as Karen Claffey in Anusara technique. With a Masters degree in Clinical Sexology, Sophie is most aware of the subtle and indivisible bond between the body and mind. She considers Yoga as a primordial tool for overall health.
Director of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, a rare genetic disorder, she’s been counselling families & individuals, raising funds and organizing leisure activities for handicapped children. A mother of 2, she is known for her caring, gentle and humorous personality. Sophie is one of the teachers at the West Island studio “BODHI – my yoga space”
Having survived Corporate Burnout, Rosanne discovered the healing benefits of yoga and meditation as a daily practice. With a curiosity to dig deeper she became a yoga teacher in 2004, trained under Dr Madan Bali, PhD.
Rosanne believes Life Experiences are to be shared, and so, has worked to help others survive and even avoid burnout through the regular practice of yoga and meditation. Rosanne now teaches subtle techniques of stress release, relaxation, body awareness, and how to anchor into calmness. She designs workshops to avoid burnout, and has been communicating to the BODHI community through the News Letter and blog.
Director of BODHI Buds, Haidee has been practicing yoga and meditation since childhood. She completed a 1 year immersion Kundalini Yoga training in Amritsar, India and later became a Certified Mindful Schools curriculum teacher.
With a Masters in Educational Studies, her passion for teaching extends to conducting educational research on the benefits of mindfulness for teachers and students in the achievement of educational goals.
Haidee is also the founder of YogaRemix, a yoga-fitness program that blends stillness of meditation with ridiculous fun. Her passion comes from making the transformative experience of yoga more accessible as she continues to dedicate herself to learning, assimilating, applying and sharing the practice.
Nicolò Francesco Bernardi
Researcher toward McGill University with a PhD in Psychology, Nicolò trained in mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) toward the Center for Mindfulness (University of Massachusetts Medical School), directed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Nicolò certified as a Hatha Yoga teacher under the guidance of Yogacharia Sivadasananda, toward the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Austria. Integrating mindfulness and yogic practices with a scientific and evidence-based approach; Nicolò develops a synthesis of western and eastern contributions to well-being, aiming to offer the advantages of both.
A certified music-therapist and former professional violinist, Nicolò is capable of tailoring interventions using verbal as well as musical and non-verbal communication.
Gisèle Seto - Gisèle's background in health & wellness stems from 6 years of teaching aerobic dance, yoga/pilates, and body sculpting in a health club environment. Having left a long successful corporate career in PR and marketing communications in January 2012, she now dedicates her life to teaching a creative and upbeat array of Budokon®Yoga, pilates and other mind/body conditioning classes.
Passionate about her new career pathways, Gisèle is also completing studies to become a certified yoga therapist.
Founder of Yoga-zi and director of BODHI Trois-Rivières, James Ghazi has been inspired and supported for over ten years by grand masters of inner well-being such as Mike Sternloff, Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, John Bradshaw and Don Miguel Ruiz. James is dedicated to sharing his knowledge about the yogic lifestyle. He is also a certified veteran yoga teacher at the Sivananda Yoga Vedenta centre in Canada. Guided by yoga master Baba Rudraksha (Peter Sosong) for over five years, James has mastered advanced yogic breathing techniques. James has shared his knowledge of yoga and meditation in Canada and Mexico.