Carlos Pomeda, M.A. (Sanskrit and Asian Studies) UC Berkeley. Carlos will be teaching the yoga philosophy component of the Teacher Training Program. Carlos received formal traditional training in yoga during almost 18 years as a monk of the Sarasvati order, 9 of which he spent in the studying at Siddha Yoga Ashram in India. During this time he learnt the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga. He combines this traditional training with an academic background as well, having earned two Masters’ degrees: one in Sanskrit from UC Berkeley and another one, in Religious Studies, from UC Santa Barbara. Studying with Carlos is a truly delightful and enlightening experience. His intention is to support the participants to get a deep understanding of the yoga tradition and be able to easily integrate this knowledge into yoga classes.