Ra Lalita Dasi
Founder and director of Satya Loka
Meet the founder of Satya Loka school, she is also the lead trainer and facilitator for the school’s teacher training courses and ongoing support and mentoring services.
Radasi breaths, studies, teaches and loves her deepest passion, and that is to live a life immersed in Yoga, meditation,tantra, dance, devotion and ritual. Her earlier years set foundations to truly value life and from being a child there was always an inner calling to explore the more esoteric aspect to existence. She was introduced to Yoga twenty years ago while she was studying an Advanced Diploma in holistic counseling therapy. Since then she developed as a counseling therapist, a children’s teacher, Reiki ‘master’, and a teacher and facilitator of Yoga, Traditional Tantra, Sacred Dance and Hridaya meditation.
She has consistently accrued over 2200 hours in training, including ten years studying to become a teacher trainer in Tantra and Kundalini Yoga with Agama Yoga, and during a five year period she participated and later co ordinated ten day silent mediation retreats in Hridaya Yoga, the Path of the Heart which is inspired by Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, and Kashmir Shaivism, this led her to studying Hridaya’s first 500 hour Meditation & Hatha Yoga teacher training course. These retreats and trainings allowed her to directly experience a deep sense of inner silence and peace that lies beneath the fluctuations of the human mind. With her heart centred practice and the ever growing wisdom of balancing her own female and inner male energies her life is devoted to experience greater union and a recognition of the stillness that lies at the core of our being.
Radasi also attended a 200 hour teacher training course in Mystical dance and assisted the 2012 dance teacher training course, these experiences allowed her to go deeper into the sublime expression of sacred femininity and she now teaches Sacred dance and Women’s Yoga teacher trainings, empowering women to connect with the beauty and power of their essence. In recent years she co founded Yogini Devi, a Yoga teacher training school that was specially designed for women. The development and success of this project and the trainings offered, prepared the foundation for the development of Satya Loka school, to teach the unique and authentic teachings of Yoga and Tantra to both men and women
She gives great gratitude to all of her past teachers, and to those who she has direct contact with in this present time, Guru Ji Raj Kumar, Sri Prem Baba and Sahajananada. She has also been guided by Amma & Sri Mooji as well as renowned shamans and spiritual teachers of this time. She feels a deep commitment to sharing traditional teachings to help others to recognise their true nature and to experience the beauty of life.
At this time in her life she is closely connected to the direct guidance and Traditional Tantric teachings of Guru Ji Raj Kumar. She visits his home and temple a number of times each year to live directly in his presence and receives different sadhanas (spiritual practices) to learn how to embody and further teach a tradition of tantra that has kept its authenticity and ancient practices.
During her life she has lived in spiritual communities and ashrams including various yoga communities, a women’s community in Avalon, and the Kriya yoga Ashram, to which she feels deeply connected to their linage master Sri Avatara Babaji. She spends each year travelling, teaching and living between India,Thailand, Russia and Europe, offering courses and various workshops, retreats and classes. She offers on going support to the participants and teachers that receive teachings Satya Loka school, and also offers personal tuition.
When Radasi is not teaching she likes to spend time with her nieces and nephews. and visits sacred sites through pilgrimages, she attends silent retreats and satsang, and practices daily sadhana (personal spiritual practice), which all support to enhance her service and the overall spiritual awakening.
“I’m very touched and grateful to have been in Radasi’s presence. It’s been transformative for me to experience Radasi’s human-ness and grace, which comes through all she does because she really walks the path and embodies the teachings fully.”
Jenna Browning, USA, Austrian Alps TTC 2018
“Radasi embodies herself. This isn’t just her way of making a living, it IS her living. She teaches from doing not because she reads a lot but that her experiences put many of the philosophical questions into a real world, applicable context. Sharing how to actually create a life on this path rather than teaching out of a book.
She is one of the most powerful and inspiring teachers that I have ever had. It is much more than teaching yoga, it’s about embodying the teachings and finding your voice. She cultivates a space in which all of this can happen in just weeks.”
Kyle Estep, USA, Austrian Alps TTC 2018