Anita Sundaram is an International Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher, Lifestyle and Beauty Coach, Corporate wellness educator and ERYT 500, dedicated to inspiring individuals to discover and follow the calling of the heart and path to inspired living through Yoga, Ayurveda, Beauty and all that is Sacred.
My early career working in the corporate world of luxury beauty for 35 plus years has been an invaluable teacher. As an international trainer, I facilitated and launched countless luxury spas and retail locations all over the world. I was designated as the “Wellness Director” by my peers and led corporate retreats to inspire and educate people to live a healthy lifestyle.
Through my educational modules, immersions, and workshops I offer unique, authentic, and high caliber curriculum and learning that are empowering and transformational. As a steward of this business, it is my intention to embody the teachings and weave the practices of Ayurveda, Yoga, Aromatherapy, Beauty and Sacred elements into learning environments that are heart-centered and embodied. The lessons are catalysts and platforms for individuals to discover, explore, and further access their deepest true nature, a connection to Self, their innate beauty, and cultivate Soul Nourishment.
As a holistic face and body therapist, I felt that there was a sacred element missing in the spa world, a feeling of presence, nurturance, and Soul. I wanted to create and offer beautiful services that would embody the Sacred Feminine. My knowledge of skincare, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Nutrition and Sacred Rituals elevates the Spa experience to another level, utilizing the magic of botanicals and essential oils to balance and heal the senses.
My mission and hope is to inspire you to return to the Sacredness of life. It is imperative now that we come back home to simple principles. A foundation of balance, joy and in appreciation of this one magnificent life we have. This mind, body, spirit connection is aptly named for a reason. A profoundly sacred geometry that links us to everything on this planet.
Let us live as a whole in the influence of our health. It is your birthright.
My journey in the sacred healing arts began more than thirty years ago. I consider myself a teacher, a healer, a yogini, a botanical alchemist, and passionate woman who shares her love for Ayurveda, Yoga, Beauty and the Art of Sacred Living. The fabric that makes up my lifestyle teachings is infused with the magic of my birthplace, Mysore, India, the spiritual lineage of my family and years of study with master teachers in a variety of healing modalities. My father a general surgeon had a thirst for all things yogic and blossomed when he retired to India! My mother, teacher, and mentor Swamini Srividyananda currently resides at the world renowned Vedanta & Sanskrit Institute, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Pennsylvania. So my path I feel was destined in service of others.
My professional career has been in the Luxury Spa Industry for over 30 years. I was a founding member of Aveda Corporation, a global lifestyle brand focusing on beauty, fashion, and wellness. As an international trainer, I facilitated and launched countless luxury spas and retail locations all over the world. I have also hosted and led corporate retreats to inspire and motivate people to live a healthy lifestyle.
Corporate life aside, my mission present time is to weave all these elements I have embodied thus far into a lifestyle company, The Sacred Art of Living. My desire is to offer these time-honored skills, learned from many luminary teachers, Dr. Vasant Lad, Mas Vidal, Indu Arora, and Dr. Jay Gopal to name a few. With so much gratitude and humbleness, I am inspired to share and continue these teachings.
I believe learning never ends. I believe that knowledge is the fuel, the Rasa, that energizes us. If we can tap into our deepest purpose in life, we can begin to lift the veils of suffering and experience health, joy and peace. This is the language of Yoga & Ayurveda tradition. These sacred teachings give us the road map to understand the depth of our soul, that life is indeed sacred and we CAN in this lifetime transform ourselves and others into beings of Love.
I leave you with this thought:
Blessings, Infinite Love, and Gratitude,
To inspire and empower the Sacredness in the Self and Life itself
To discover personal evolution to simple living and high thinking
To the YES to becoming our own healer through conscious choices on how we live, how we interact with each other and the world
To turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. To say WOW!
To inspiring the quest for knowledge and growth.
To evoke these words in all our action ~ Is is kind? is it necessary? is it true?
To always remember to LOVE, for it is the essence of all Beauty.
Anita Sundaram is an International Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher, Lifestyle and Beauty Coach, Corporate wellness educator and E-RYT 500, dedicated to inspiring individuals to discover and follow the calling of the heart and path to inspired living through Yoga, Ayurveda, Beauty and all that is Sacred. “The Art of Sacred Living” is Anita’s life’s work. The nature of her teaching style and teachings are deep, empowering, and life-transforming. Anita’s passion and integrity are a rare commodity and she is continually called to lead yoga trainings and workshops worldwide. She has a gift for integrating the sacredness of wisdom traditions, making is applicable and practical for every individual she reaches. Learn more about Anita and her offerings at AnitaSundaram.com
Anita leads lifestyle retreats with Sacred Intentions Lifestyle. Her curated Ayurveda & Yoga workbook + Intention card deck as inspiration for transformation in some of the most beautiful places on the planet. More: www.sacredintentionslifestyle.com
Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque NM
Original Ayur Yoga Program under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad and Chitra Giauque
Amadea Morningstar, Santa Fe NM
Ayurveda Nutrition and Lifestyle Educator
Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda, Los Angeles CA
Continued Yoga & Ayurveda studies under Mas Vidal, Dr. Frawley
Aveda Corporation, MN, NYC
Global Spa Beauty/lifestyle Leader
30+ years facilitating and launching beauty lifestyle programs
Aveda Institute, Minneapolis MN
Holistic Licensed Aesthetician/ Body Therapist
Mount St. Vincent University, Canada
BS, Bachelors of Science
School Yoga Institute – Current
Facilitating 200hr- 300hr YTT in Guatemala and Peru
Sadhana Yoga School -Current
Facilitating 200hr & 30o hr YTT in Bali, Fiji, India, Costa Rica and Sri Lanka
Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda -Current
Facilitating 250hr Ayurveda Lifestyle counselor program with Mas Vidal and guest teachers
Founding member of the Aveda Corporation and Intelligent Nutrients Global corporate & consumer educator for Retail locations and Spas
Retreat Coordinator & Facilitator – motivational and leadership training
Certified Aroma therapist – Aveda Corporation
Merchandising and Retail Consultant – Luxury Spa Accounts
Arsha Vidya Gurukulum
Lifetime of studies as a daughter and student with my Mother, now known as Swamini Sri Vidyananda
My eternal teacher and mentor.
University of Life
Studied and continued work with many master teachers in the realms of Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra, Sanskrit, Beauty and beyond.
Most precious teachings as a wife with my husband Goyo Fawley.
Yoga Nidra and continued studies with Indu Arora
Kerala Ayurveda Academy
Ayurvedic Skin and Beauty Care studies with Jayarajan Kodikannath and Kerala Academy staff
Ageless Beauty studies and Ayur Yoga program with Dr. Vasant Lad
Diamond Way Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Facial Rejuvenation with Melanie and Robert Sachs
Kirpalu Center for Yoga and Health
Relax and Renew Restorative studies with Judith Lasater
Sutras in study and practice with Gitte Bechsgaard and Gloria Goldberg, Iyengar Institute of California
Satyam Healing Arts
Co-founder with my husband Goyo Fawley
Cooking with Love Retreats
Our partnership is dedicated to supporting and inspiring individuals seeking a holistic and complementary approach to health, wellness and lifestyle practice through the traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda, Lifestyle education. Offering local retreats and global eco adventures and lifestyle retreats.
Founder and Healer
A healing haven for Soul Nourishment ~ Connecting to Sacred Rituals through beauty, breath and Gratitude
The Art of Sacred Living
Founder and Facilitator
Yoga Teacher Training Modules ~ 200hr, 300hr
Healing Beauty Services
The Art of Sacred Cooking
Yoga Teacher Trainings Immersions – Alchemy of Transformation 200hr/300hr international yoga programs