About Mitra

Mitra has spent most of four decades teaching. Her lifetime of practicing, teaching, guiding a yoga journey started in Teheran, Iran, where she was born. Her world travels reflect her inquisitive, playful nature which evolved into her unique loving and caring teaching style. Her earned formal accreditation includes certification as both yoga instructor and fitness specialist.

IMG_7942From studying Ovaicy Sufism as a youth she soon developed a passion for interpreting traditional Persian music and dance as a young woman. Critical appreciation brought her performances to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Middle East for years. Her Yoga practice evolved into teaching by seventeen. Soon her natural curiosity had her exploring the world; she has listened and learned in Africa, Europe, South America and Asia. She was invited to America where she raised her family. Her hungry pursuit of understanding carried through to her Yoga practice and brought her to many caring and talented Master instructors throughout the world. She is eternally grateful for their shared wealth of care and insights to each and every one. She has practiced in India for extended study as well as other nations. She intends to repay her teachers’ invested generosity and care by passing on their insights and attention with her students. She cherishes her role in keeping the circle of love, light and learning unbroken – the foundations of her caring style.

Her teaching has evolved from unbroken decades of continuous asanas. Students enjoy detailed attention and coaching rooted in the many thousands of years of Yogic tradition where eternal insights and knowledge are passed on through the generations by sharing practice and discussions together. Mitra works to pass Yoga’s warn eternal light through insights where laughter commonly blends with suggestions, aphorisms and poses. Mitra’s shares her Yoga passion by striving to touch every head, hand and heart so each can better find their individual greater health and joy. Join the Yoga celebration!

Energetic and healing, she focuses on combining physical practice with understanding which lifts your personal practice to envelope your higher self and spirit. The ancient “Spirit of the Asanas” guides her teachings and practice.

In cynical times it’s easy to disengage. Yoga can offer a more authentic and personal path. Discover, or rediscover for yourself the joy of a more unified self and know the truth isn’t out there but learning to enjoy every breath and step of your own personal journey. Sometimes that elusive success can be made easier with an attentive, caring, insightful guide to help you see clearly your path for yourself. Sharing life’s journey with Yoga often adds caring to your own Yoga journey as well. Join us for Yoga with Mitra, and see if you don’t agree.

Mitra offers special, unique workshops in Santa Cruz, CA where she lives, and throughout the world by request and reservation. In the past, wonderful retreats have included: Albuquerque, NM; Troncones, Mexico; Graz, Austria; Auroville, India; these and other beautiful locations may be added as health, time and blessings permit. See if there is one right for you to join us soon. We look forward to that happy time.



2 Responses

  1. Carmen Robles September 13, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    HI Mitra,

    This is Carmen Robles from the County of Santa Cruz, a friend of Rosario’s. I would like to know if I could set up a yoga session with you and 4 other women. I do not know where you are teaching on Saturday mornings?

    Thank you,

    • David Peri June 7, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

      So Sorry Not to have found your message earlier. If you want to reach me, best is mitrayoga@yahoo.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for reaching out.

      Love and Light,

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