ARTEMIS & BHAIRAV
With over 35 years of combined experience, Artemis Emily Doyle and Bhairav Thomas English are students and practitioners of various mystic traditions. They are lineage holders in the tradition of Shivoham Tantra. Together they are the authors of 'The Power of Tantra Meditation", the founders of the Anuttara Ashram, School, Teacher Trainings, & the Tantra & Yoga Podcast.
They live in a simple home, off-grid in the sacred mountains of the Nisga’a people in northern British Columbia, Canada. Together they established Anuttara Ashram and the Anuttara Turyatita School, which offer teachings and trainings in Tantra Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, & non-duality. They create spaces for love to take form through service, study, and spiritual practice.
BHAIRAV THOMAS ENGLISH
Bhairav is the founder of Anuttara Ashram and a co-creator within the Anuttara Turyatita School. He co-created the Anuttara Teacher Trainings and courses along side his partner Artemis. He is a lead facilitator in the Anuttara Teacher Trainings, co-authour of the Power of Tantra Meditation, the co-host of the Tantra & Yoga Podcast, and an empowered teacher within the Shivoham Lineage.
He moved to India in 1998 and has been studying and practicing Yoga and Tantra for over 20 years. First, under the direct guidance of his first teacher in India, and later in 2009, he met Guruji Maharaj of the right-handed Shivoham Tantra Tradition. In 2018, Bhairav completed a 6-year initiation with Guruji Maharaj. The completion of this intense Sadhana empowered him as a Guru and lineage holder in the Shivoham Lineage.
Bhairav is not a scholar but a practitioner with deep and authentic experiences with many masters and yogis throughout the East. He has been empowered by Guruji Maharaj to initiate all who are interested into the power of Mantra Meditation. To be in the presence of a yoga teacher of his stature is not an everyday event. Bhairav is incredibly easy to talk to and approachable. He happily answers those large philosophical questions that might have otherwise gone unanswered.
ARTEMIS EMILY DOYLE
Artemis is the founder of Anuttara’s Turyatita School, and co-founder of Anuttara Ashram. She initiated and co-created the Anuttara Teacher Trainings and courses along side her partner Bhairav. She is a lead facilitator in the Anuttara school, co-author of the Power of Tantra Meditation, the co-host of the Tantra & Yoga Podcast, and an empowered teacher within the Shivoham Tantra lineage.
Artemis has been studying yoga, meditation and other spiritual practices since 2008. In 2014, she met and received Darshan from her two main teachers Sri Mooji Baba and Guruji Maharaj in India. Artemis has been leading Shivoham tantrik festivals and sadhana with the blessing of Guruji Maharaj alongside her partner Bhairav since 2015. She has been initiated in a rare tantrik sadhana in tantrik moon time practices and has been empowered to share sacred rituals and ceremonies for Chandalini.
Artemis also draws a lot of strength and wisdom from her teachers in the Kashmir Shaivist tradition through Eric Baret, Ellen Emmet, and Rupert Spira. She is a registered forest therapy guide and was initiated as a healer in ceremonial cacao in the traditional Mayan rite. Artemis has a deep connection with Bhakti Yoga and a powerful ability to guide others in deep meditation through kirtan. Artemis shines when singing and guiding kirtan. She sets souls on fire, as she conveys her genuine connection with Spirit through song.
Ishvari (she/her) seeks to bridge the gap between play and practice. Ishvari is an Anuttara Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Nosco Yin Yoga Teacher & trauma-informed children's yoga teacher. She co-facilitates Anuttara's 200-hour teacher trainings, online courses, & retreats.
Tara (she/they) is an Anuttara Yoga & Meditation Facilitator and Practitioner of Devotional Dance. Tara has been practicing Traditional Tantra in the lineage of Guruji Raj Kumar for 6 years and continues immersing herself in Tantric Studies. She co-facilitates Anuttara's 200-hour teacher trainings, online courses, & retreats.
We acknowledge that Anuttara Ashram is a settlement within the Nisag'a Nation, a sovereign Nation with a rich history.
We offer our recognition to those who have stewarded this sacred land since time immemorial, on which we are guests.
Anuttara Ashram has been inviting spiritual aspirants to come to visit since 2009. One does not need to believe in any sort of faith or religion to participate fully in ashram life. The Ashram was founded to help individuals seeking higher truths and inner happiness in a supportive, off-grid, intentional community. The Ashram is located in the middle of 100 acres of old-growth forest and we are blessed to have the holy Nass River flowing from the Sacred Headwaters through our backyard. We are honoured to be guests of the Nisga’a Nation. The ashram is completely off-grid.
This is just a small selection of the many beautiful teachers that we have been honoured to study with over the years.
"Keep the Sacred at the Center"
We honour the lineages of our teachers.
Anuttara's Facilitators have been initiated into various authentic lineages including Christianity, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Shamanism, Tantra & Vedanta. Together we blend these teachings into clear and concise pointings to Spiritual Truth. We make pilgrimages to further our studies in Yoga, Meditation, Tantra, Philosophy, and Spirituality.
Anuttara Yoga is supported by the loving guidance of Guruji Raj Kumar of the Shivoham Tradition. It is through his blessings that we share with our students deep, authentic, and life-altering practices that have not been watered down or lost in Spiritual Materialism. Everything we do is built from the Heart with the intention to bring people into authentic experiences of themselves.
We strive to make our programs inviting, accessible & inclusive to all.
The very basic explanation of Tantric philosophy is that all of life is sacred. Yoga, in its highest understanding, is the unified perception of all of life as one totality. Therefore, as a Tantric Yoga School, we perceive all of life as Holy. No one being or life form is higher or greater than another, for we are all ultimately One.
We strive to provide accessible programs. It is important to us that our students graduate with an understanding of how to modify postures for different bodies, teach non-goal oriented classes, use trauma-sensitive language, provide modifications and adjustments only when condoned, hold space for complexity and use inclusive language. We ensure that our students are aware of cultural appropriation, privilege, how to strive to make their classes inviting and inclusive to all, and the pyramid of disempowerment.
Before anything else, Anuttara is a community. The Anuttara Sangha (spiritual community) orients itself around a 'divine embodiment model'. Anuttara stands out from other spiritual communities because of the authentic embrace of many traditions and paths, with the heart always being at the center. Imbued with trauma-informed principles, non-violent communication, intentional and compassionate relating. Our approach is to embody timeless transcendental principles with two feet on the ground.
Sadhana is a spiritual medicine that keeps us grounded in what is most important.
It is through consistent Sadhana (spiritual practice) that we are able to stay connected with the Divine. When we choose the Sacred above all else it blesses all aspects of our life. It is a discipline that requires dedication and commitment, but the rewards are immeasurable. By making Sadhana a priority in our lives, we can cultivate a deeper sense of purpose and meaning, and experience a greater sense of fulfillment and joy.
The Guru is the Divine Embodied. If you are learning Traditional Tantra, there must be a Guru. In Tantra, the Guru is responsible for administering Diksha (initiation), Mantra (sacred sound), Shaktipat (Grace) , & keeping the heart and mind of the Sadhak (spiritual practitioner) clear. Anuttara and it's teachers would not be who or what they are without the blessings and Grace of their Guru-s.