Our Instructors

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Ronald (Ravi) Logan

Ronald Logan is the Executive Director of the PROUT Institute. He is the principal author of PROUT: A New Paradigm of Development. In 1993, he co-authored the Plan for the Economic Development of Khabarovsk Krai on the Basis of PROUT, a report undertaken at the invitation of the Vice-Governor of Khabarovsk Krai in Far East Russia. His new books are A New Interpretation of Revolution and Transition to a New Era. He is also the co-founder and program director of Dharmalaya, where he has developed a diversity of residential training programs.

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Kaverii Blochlinger

Kaverii Blochlinger has been teaching meditation and yoga classes for a decade. She completed her Meditation Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy program through Ananda Seva Mission. She studied Ayurveda at the California College of Ayurveda and completed an advanced herbalism program through Sunnyside Herbs. These practices form the basis of Sattva Yoga Therapy, which she now offers in her home studio.

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Liisa Kannisto

Liisa has been a meditation teacher of Ananda Seva Finland for more than 20 years. She is a former trainer of Yoga Teacher Trainings and Meditation Teacher Trainings in Finland. She is also known for leading women’s retreats and ceremonies. Liisa has translated into Finnish intuitionally given commentaries on the philosophy of P. R. Sarkar and compiled them into the books Feminine Mysticism, Yoga Psychology, Yogic Wisdom, World Changes and Other Messages from the Source of Spiritual Wisdom. For some of these topics, she has developed visually inspiring powerpoint presentations.

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Genevieve Mason

Genevieve came to America from France in 1992 to study Piano Performance at the University of Oregon. She discovered meditation at the Dharmalaya community in Eugene in 2013. Her experience of the community inspired her and led her to engage deeply in the study of yoga and the philosophy of P. R. Sarkar. She is now a trained teacher of advanced meditation practice and aspires to bring the yogic way of life to people seeking spiritual experience. Genevieve helps organize cultural programs and retreats for Ananda Seva, and she is developing activities in which art, music and literature uplift individuals and society.

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Guy Prouty

Guy Prouty, PhD, is an archaeologist and filmmaker and who is dedicated to understanding the development and the evolution of the human story throughout prehistory and into the present, as well as making uplifting documentary films. He is an Instructor of Anthropology at Boise State University and is a meditation teacher with the Ananda Seva Mission.

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Michele (Madhu) Renée

Michele has been passionate about social justice and the environment since childhood. Having a spiritual understanding that we are all part of one Cosmic whole, combined with a sense of urgency about the dire issues facing the planet, Michele has dedicated her life to working for dharma and contributing to the upliftment of others through education, service and the creation of the Dharmalaya community in Eugene, Oregon. She has helped organize and facilitate facilitate retreats and trainings (Dharma Training, Yoga Life Training, Community Transformation Training, Yoga Teacher Training). She is also a high school social studies teacher. Her favorite activity is creating nature art on the Oregon coast.

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Jason Schreiner

Jason Schreiner is President of PROUT Institute and is CEO and Executive Fellow of Green Island USA, which provides contextual research, strategic analysis, and visionary insight for supporting integrated development projects, green transition initiatives, and a green circular economy. He regularly presents on P.R. Sarkar’s theories PROUT, neohumanism, and aesthetic science, and is currently writing a book manuscript titled Philosophy of Neohumanism: Life, Love, and Liberation for All Beings, and developing a reading guide for Sarkar’s The Liberation of Intellect: Neohumanism. Jason formerly served for many years as Associate Director of the Teaching Engagement Program at the University of Oregon and has taught numerous courses for the UO Environmental Studies Program. He also brings years of experience in organic farming and community-based NGOs to his work

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Karin Perkins

A long-time meditator, Karin has co-facilitated workshops on creativity and her work has included explorations in and the practice of emotional intelligence, transparency, and overcoming self-doubt. (As Richard Bach wrote, “we teach best what we most need to learn.”) She is a writer, poet, and singer-songwriter who sometimes also paints. Her past endeavors include: a year-long daily haiku writing project; Soul Weavings where musical prayers are created in the moment; drawing mandalas as meditations on life; setting ecstatic poetry to music. She is currently writing a book about marriage and commitment.

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Alberta Pedroja

Alberta Pedroja, PhD or Acharya Ammadevi has been practicing meditation and yoga for over 50 years and an acharya (spiritual teacher of meditation and yoga) for 15. She is a trained facilitator and works as a consultant to organizations helping leadership and front-line staff manifest their highest and best to improve their performance. She works with people to deepen their own understanding of their relationship to cardinal human values and further support their own growth. She is firmly established in the use of peer-to-peer education as a means of personal growth and development. Over the years she has been a sought-after speaker in systems change, performance improvement, and the tipping point, anticipating the conditions under which people and organizations shift their behaviors, attitudes, and mental models.

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Gregory Henschel

Gregory Henschel, also known as Acharya Govinda has been a dedicated meditator and practitioner of yoga for 50 years and has been teaching classes since the mid-1970s. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Francey and their parrot Scarlett.