Yogi Veda founders, Siri Radha & Maitri
Harmonizing Plants & People
It is our heartfelt intention to share the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in it's most authentic expression — to activate, inspire, uplift and empower to make positive change for a more harmonious world.
We have a passion for Ayurveda —Yoga's sister science, which teaches that only when we live in harmony with Mother Nature can we be in harmony with ourselves.
Kate (Maitri) Bentley , MA-Ay
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, Educator
Drawn to the classical teachings of Ayurveda and Yoga through her teacher Baba Hari Das. She has studied the indigenous healing practices of Peruvian Shamanism as well as Tantric Buddhism through the Vajrayana lineage. Immersed in her love for plants, natural healing and the well being of all global communities, Kate blends these experiences in her practice to help others co-create long term solutions for inner and outer balance. She is an instructor and clinical practitioner at the College of Ayurveda – Mount Madonna Institute. She holds a Masters Degree with a thesis in women’s reproductive health. She has written articles for local health magazines and been interviewed on talk radio. Practicing member of NAMA, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
Danielle (Siri Radha Kaur) Knight, BFA, CAP, RYT
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher & Reiki Practitioner
Danielle is inspired by the yogic precept of Ahimsa, or non-harming, through our thoughts, words and actions, and believes this to be the foundation for self-healing and global healing. She uses the practices of Yoga and Ayurveda to guide others towards greater balance, health and happiness. This includes using food as medicine, realigning with Mother Nature, and cultivating inner harmony and deep listening through yoga asana, pranayama and meditation.
Danielle has been practicing yoga since 1997, has spent many years practicing and studying Tibetan Buddhism, and living in yogic communities. She is an Ayurvedic Practitioner through Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda, Hatha and Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Reiki Practitioner currently living and practicing in Santa Cruz, California. She is deeply grateful to her teachers including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Sarita Shrestha, Yogi Bhajan, Yogi Amandeep Singh, Baba Hari Dass and Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey.