Svastha Wellness & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott

Svastha Wellness & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott


Tomorrow Terri and Chloe begin another 200hr hybrid teacher training, beginning online weekdays and concluding in Michigan, or you can choose to complete entirely online too!

The part of the video of them speaking is when they were in Costa Rica just last month. The jungle is teaming with so much life, you can hardly hear them talking! 😍😍🌴🦜🐆

Terri McDermott of Svastha Wellness & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott and Chloe Langton Haddad of The Fit Pit
A little wall yoga with the students of our 200YTT hybrid training in Costa Rica 2022 - such wonderful students in person and via zoom. The beauty of taking our SOYA 200YTT hybrid class is half is online and the other half in person - but only if you choose, if you want to remain online you can join us via zoom at our final destination.
The SOYA curriculum that Terri and I teach is unlike most trainings out there, it’s not all about becoming a certified yoga teacher, it is much deeper than that - we don’t teach Power Yoga or fitness yoga…
The SOYA curriculum is unique - taking this training will change your life - we focus on teaching you philosophy, Sanskrit, how the body works at a deeper spiritual level, and why we take certain yoga poses - what it does to help heal the body and how to lead students in and out of the pose safely. We teach pranayama and meditation that Mugs was taught from a long line of Gurus. We will teach you the skills and tools you need as you travel your path in this world and how to share these teachings with others not only through yoga poses but also Pranayama and meditation.
Spend 200 hours with Terri and I and we will teach you so many beautiful skills to live a healthier life - mind, body and spirit.
Our next training begins March 8th the Hybrid section will be in Traverse city - sign up today, you won’t regret it ❤️
Svastha Wellness & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA) @bobbiesoper
Rough day at the office 🙌🧘🏼‍♀️Costa Rica 2022 Svastha Wellness & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott
YOGA for All Yoga for health and Yoga for Life
Dhamnagar Research Centre of yoga and Natural Therapy
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We are so ready for a Special Weekend!
These ladies are gonna have plenty of relaxation and fun!
Thanks to Single MOMM and the following Suttons Bay businesses for helping make this such a wonderful blessing!
The Lima Bean
Murdicks Fudge Shop
Mundos Roasting & Co
45th Parallel Cafe & Candy World

With special thanks to:
Cindi Kettunen Jackson - Painting Class
Svastha & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott - Yoga
A gentle 30 min yoga practice is a lovely way to start a Sunday morning - we recommend this one with SOYA lead trainer Terri McDermott!

Terri is an E-RYT500, an avid student and is currently studying intensively with the wonderful Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. We think she is the most generous woman we know! She gives every ounce of her heart, as well as offers an immense depth of wisdom, as she shares her classes.

Terri is offering several in-person yoga teacher trainings in the US in 2021, including a 200hr immersion in Florida this March. She is also one of the lead trainers for the 200hr and 300hr online trainings. We know you will love her kind soul as much as we do! Svastha & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott
If you are contemplating Warrior Goddess Training with Terri won't want to miss the opportunity~ Check out the reviews on this page 💗

Helping others to achieve and maintain a natural state of wellness and balance through yoga, coaching, meditation and essential oils.

Operating as usual

Forever Changed 03/25/2022

Forever Changed

Take time to consciously be aware of each moment and see what you can learn from those around you~

Forever Changed ”Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be.

Timeline photos 03/24/2022

Spring Sharings from Svastha Wellness & Peaceful Poses -


May all the healers of the earth find their own healing.
May they be fueled by passionate love for the earth.

May they know their fear but not be stopped by fear.
May they feel their anger and yet not be ruled by rage.
May they honor their grief but not be paralyzed by sorrow.

May they transform fear, rage, and grief into compassion and the inspiration to act in service of what they love.

May they find the help, the resources, the courage, the luck, the strength, the love, the health, the joy that they need to do the work.

May they be in the right place, at the right time, in the right way.

May they bring alive a great awakening, open a listening ear to hear the earth's voice, transform imbalance to balance, hate and greed to love.

Blessed be the healers of the earth.

Author ~ Starhawk, The Earth Path

Sharing with Love
Sacred Wild Woman Medicine

Artist~ Josephine Klerks :: SoulArt Klerks ::


Testimonial of Tabetha 💕

Chloé and I are so blessed to have had Tabetha, one of our students, join us for our 200YTT that just wrapped up in Costa Rica last month. We are looking forward to the blessings provided going forward as we began another training today!


A beautiful reminder of the connection between each of us within this Universe and that another's suffering belongs to us as well! Prayers for all who are going through so much in this life and a reminder to cherish our blessings.


Too beautiful and truthful not to share 💞🙏🏻

I can’t make the
world peaceful

I can’t stall tanks
from roaring down roads

I can’t prevent children
from having to hide in bunkers

I can’t convince the news to
stop turning war into a video game

I can’t silence the sound of bombs
tearing neighborhoods apart

I can’t turn a guided missile
into a bouquet of flowers

I can’t make a warmonger
have an ounce of empathy

I can’t convince ambassadors
to quit playing truth or dare

I can’t deflect a sniper’s bullet
from turning a wife into a widow

I can’t stave off a country being
reduced to ash and rubble

I can’t do any of that

the only thing I can do
is love the next person I encounter
without any conditions or strings

to love my neighbor
so fearlessly that
it starts a ripple
that stretches from
one horizon to the next

I can’t force peace
on the world

but I can become a force
of peace in the world


sometimes all it takes
is a single lit candle
in the darkness

to start a movement

“Lord, make me a candle
of comfort in this world

let me burn with peace”

~ John Roedel

Art: Annie Hamman
Sacred Sisters Full Moon Circle

Photos from Svastha Wellness & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott's post 02/23/2022

To say this last 200YTT was beyond what I expected, is putting it mildly❤️ This group of women have been gathering Online since the end of October with our final portion of the training in an Immersion in the most amazing place in Costa Rica. My heart is so full and these ladies are the ones who worked so hard filling it. My beautiful teaching partner, Chloé always shining her light! Our Guru, Mugs, actually decided to join us in Costa Rica and what a gift it was to have her present! Each of these ladies contributed so much to this journey while absorbing these traditional teachings and the energy shared while in Costa Rica was over the top! Love each of you so much and what you brought these last few months to this training.


Having an amazing time with this group wrapping up, not only another 200YTT, but teaching life changing lessons here in Costa Rica.

Photos from Svastha Wellness & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott's post 02/16/2022

Pampered and blessed!


New space high in the mountain area and rainforest of Palatanillo with a fantastic group to complete the most recent 200YTT! What a beautiful energy this space has to finish my stay in Costa Rica. 🦋🦜🦗🕷

Photos from Svastha Wellness & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott's post 02/14/2022

After a beautiful Closing Circle last night where so much love and wisdom was shared among this new family, we rose to a New Beginning this morning and will proceed with our return to life as we knew it, but with a new found respect for connection, oneness and compassion for each of our different perspectives and paths. Until next time…

Photos from The Fit Pit's post 02/11/2022

Photos from The Fit Pit's post


Good morning to Surya!


Our next 200YTT begins soon. Are you ready to make valuable changes in your life? I’d love to help you along your journey 💞 We begin in a few short weeks. I have a spot just for you.

Photos from Svastha Wellness & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott's post 02/07/2022

Teaching in this little space of Heaven all week and I could not be feeling more blessed 🙏🏻

Rancho Delicioso - Costa Rica 2022 02/06/2022

Rancho Delicioso - Costa Rica 2022

We are so excited to be here! If you’d like to join us for our next Hybrid 200YTT Program, we begin March 8th, 2022 with an Immersion in Traverse City, Michigan in June. Fall dates for Costa Rica will be out shortly for next year.

Rancho Delicioso - Costa Rica 2022 Who wants to join us next year for our 2022YTT Hybrid 🙌🙌🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️

Photos from True Nature Travels's post 02/05/2022

October is just around the corner! I would be happy to assist you in preparing for this sacred awakening.


First stop on this lovely journey!


Wellness begins with this❤️

--Do you love Me? Alice asked.

- No, I don't love you! replied the White Rabbit.

Alice frowned and clasped her hands together as she did whenever she felt hurt.

- See? replied the White Rabbit.

Now you're going to start asking yourself what makes you so imperfect and what did you do wrong so that I can't love you at least a little.

You know, that's why I can't love you. You will not always be loved Alice, there will be days when others will be tired and bored with life, will have their heads in the clouds, and will hurt you.

Because people are like that, they somehow always end up hurting each other's feelings, whether through carelessness, misunderstanding, or conflicts with themselves.

If you don't love yourself, at least a little, if you don't create an armor of self-love and happiness around your heart, the feeble annoyances caused by others will become lethal and will destroy you.

The first time I saw you I made a pact with myself: "I will avoid loving you until you learn to love yourself."

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland


Another lovely day in our 200YTT with Mugs teaching us the beautiful philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita!


This is simply so Divine and reminds me that Truth Is My Identity ❤️🙏🏻

Hafiz Shirazi 💙


Loved this afternoon with Mugs teaching Sanskrit! 💗


200YTT Online Professional Yoga Teacher Training and Hybrid with Immersion in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan will begin soon! Hope you can join me.

#200ytt #yogalife #yogateachertraining


300YTT Students practicing the technique of Sukhm Swash!

#pránáyáma #pranayama #yogalife


The International Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism announces that our beloved teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has passed away peacefully at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam, at 00:00hrs on 22nd January, 2022, at the age of 95. We invite our global spiritual family to take a few moments to be still, to come back to our mindful breathing, as we together hold Thay in our hearts in peace and loving gratitude for all he has offered the world.
More official news will be coming shortly.
Please sign up for email updates here:

#thichnhathanh #plumvillage #buddhism #mindfulness


A beautiful post created by one of our mentors in Team 52 🙏🏻

“The Evolution of All Sounds"
Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj

[...] for to coin a name for God would require using the entire alphabet of every language belonging to every race, in every clime, in all times, past, now and still to come, plus the use of all ciphers, codes, gestures and meaningful symbols, yet, this could not be the name of God, for God must be more than any of this. God must be beyond the print of this page and the mind which conceives any idea of God in word, thought and symbol.
At the end of futility, a single Prateeka, a symbol, still remained, the last vestige of human reasoning. This Prateeka stood as a sign post, pointing the way still higher upwards, hence, the term Pranava, “That which exists before ideation, mentation, mentalization, creation or birth of any form.” Beyond the sign is the substance, the source, the goal: no words, no acts - stillness - inaudible, ineffable, AUM as experience. [...]
-- Yoga Step by Step (Lesson 7, p. 28)


Please know that you do not have to be a yoga teacher to join us! You’re invited to attend and participate in the classes being held throughout the week or to simply relax in the falls and take in the beauty of this space!

Photos from True Nature Travels's post 01/14/2022

I cannot wait for this long overdue journey to take us all towards healing ❤️‍🩹

Take a leap of faith and join me for this sacred space. With the assistance of time, pranayama, meditation, asana and learning how to venture out of the dark places we’ve been, we will set foot in this beautiful space and transcend our current state of existence.

Muvyu Live Class : Honoring MLK Jr. 01/14/2022

Muvyu Live Class : Honoring MLK Jr.

Wonderful teacher, excellent honoring!

Muvyu Live Class : Honoring MLK Jr. Join me as we discuss the profound lessons MLK Jr. preached through the practice of Yoga. All proceeds will be donated to MLK- Leadership Development Institute to support Central PA MLK Day of Service!

Photos from Svastha Wellness & Peaceful Poses स्वास्थ्य - Terri McDermott's post 01/13/2022

I get to do this every day! What a gift 🙏💗


I have a few spots available if you are interested in joining a group of 200YTT, soon to be teachers, wrap up their training in an immersion program in Costa Rica!

We are staying at the lovely Corazon Del Rio for 8 days and 9 nights in February 2022 and have space to add a few guests. Corazon Del Rio is tucked away in one of the higher elevations of Costa Rica with stunning views. If you are interested in joining us and attending yoga classes at your leisure or just go on wonderful adventures and join us for meals, message me for details.

Our personal swimming pool for the time while there!

About Terri

With over 20 years of combined experience, Terri McDermott, ERYT-500, continues to pursue an active interdisciplinary career in health and wellness through the teachings and study of holistic care, meditation and yoga.

Education in Health, Wellness and Yoga

A Michigan native, Terri received her C.M.A. in Medical Assistance through training provided in Royal Oak, Michigan and her RYT 200 through Jenny Lintvedt, Yoga Teacher Trainer in Traverse City, Michigan. Throughout her continued studies and employment in this area, Terri has taken further trainings with known teachers such as Sean Corn, Joe Barnett, Kathryn Buddig, Dr. James Lawrence and recently completed her RYT 500 through studies with Mugs McConnell in a 300-hour program over the course of 2019-2020 and is currently on faculty as a Lead Teacher Trainer for South Okanagon Yoga Academy.

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