Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Anantha

A traditionally educated, initiated Śaiva Agama Teacher with forty years of teaching experience.

A traditionally educated, initiated Śaiva Agama Teacher with forty years of teaching experience.

Tomoko Nakaguchi

Sensei 先生 Tomoko divides her time between teaching in Japan and conducting workshops and teaching and studying at Shri Kali Ashram.

Sensei 先生 Tomoko divides her time between teaching in Japan and conducting workshops and teaching and studying at Shri Kali Ashram.

Ian Hanover

Ian has been a part of the Ashram for the last few years, mastering Anatomy as well as the Tantric science.

Ian has been a part of the Ashram for the last few years, mastering Anatomy as well as the Tantric science.

Shri Ma Kristina Baird

Shri Ma Kristina Baird, co-founder of Shri Kali Ashram, has been practicing Tantra for the past twenty years. She practices the Shaiva-Shakta Tantras or the rahasya sampradaya on a daily basis and credits it with shaping her life. 

Shri Ma Kristina Baird, co-founder of Shri Kali Ashram, has been practicing Tantra for the past twenty years. She practices the Shaiva-Shakta Tantras or the rahasya sampradaya on a daily basis and credits it with shaping her life. 

Julian VonLoesch

Julian has a BA (Hons.) in Economics from Harvard and a PhD in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and has also undertaken many courses in self-development in search of happiness. He volunteers at Shri Kali Ashram and has trained extensively with Bhagavan Shanmukha in Śaiva Tantrism.

Julian has a BA (Hons.) in Economics from Harvard and a PhD in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and has also undertaken many courses in self-development in search of happiness. He volunteers at Shri Kali Ashram and has trained extensively with Bhagavan Shanmukha in Śaiva Tantrism.

Ericardo Baldonado

Ericardo/Ricky is of Native American and Spanish heritage. He divides his time between Grass Valley, California, and Shri Kali Ashram. He has trained personally with Bhagavan for 5 years and is well-versed in Tantra Yoga (or the Kaula system) and both the Tantric and Vedic philosophies.

Ericardo/Ricky is of Native American and Spanish heritage. He divides his time between Grass Valley, California, and Shri Kali Ashram. He has trained personally with Bhagavan for 5 years and is well-versed in Tantra Yoga (or the Kaula system) and both the Tantric and Vedic philosophies.

Whitney Wheelock

Whitney comes from Colorado, USA, and has studied at Shri Kali Ashram for the past eight years. He currently divides his time between helping out at the ashram and giving workshops and talks in other parts of the world. He is a registered E-RYT 500™ with Yoga Alliance®.

Whitney comes from Colorado, USA, and has studied at Shri Kali Ashram for the past eight years. He currently divides his time between helping out at the ashram and giving workshops and talks in other parts of the world. He is a registered E-RYT 500™ with Yoga Alliance®.

Alexander Gersch

Alex is a long-term student from Chicago, USA with a solid teaching background (in USA and India) and knowledge on the Tantra tradition.

Alex is a long-term student from Chicago, USA with a solid teaching background (in USA and India) and knowledge on the Tantra tradition.