THE COMMUNITY

The Anuttara community is always evolving. We love making new friends! On this page are our consistent and/or permanent community members who are foundational to the ashram and the school.

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BHAIRAV THOMAS ENGLISH (he/him)

Founder of Anuttara Ashram and Co-Creator of Anuttara Yoga

Bhairav bought 100 acres of nearly raw land with a vision to create a space of peacefulness and solitude for the awakening of love in its most practical form - the act of giving. He has been working persistently for over a decade to bring Anuttara Ashram to fruition. 

Bhairav is a wacky, fun-loving, and a rather humoristic yogi-- seemingly skilled in more than just yoga and meditation. He has been studying and practicing Yoga and Tantra for over 20 years. First, under the direct guidance of Swami Vivekananda Saraswati in India, and later in 2009, he met Guruji Raj Kumar of the right-handed path of traditional tantra of India with Shivoham.  In 2018, Bhairav completed a 6-year initiation with Guruji Raj Kumar. He has been empowered as a Guru and lineage holder in the Shivoham Lineage. his traditional Tantrik practice is truly inspiring. Since 2002 he has been teaching in India, Thailand, and Canada.  

 

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.

 

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ARTEMIS EMILY DOYLE (she/they)

Founder of Anuttara's Turyatita  School and Co-Creator of Anuttara Yoga

Artemis has been practicing yoga and meditation for over a decade. Her practice grows with her beyond the mat and blossoms in her teachings and sharings. 

She is a registered Forest Therapy Guide and was initiated as a guide in Ceremonial Cacao in the traditional Mayan rite.  Artemis is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and writing her first book on Tantra Meditation.  Artemis is a teacher in the Shivoham Lineage. She is in the process of being initiated as a Psycho-Shamanic Facilitator in The Heart Light Method. 

It's not difficult to get Artemis involved in a philosophical discussion about Non-Duality.  Her love for Advaita extends to Vedanta, Tantra, Taoism, Bhakti Yoga, Spiritual Ecology & beyond.   In 2014, she met and received Darshan from Sri Mooji Baba and she considers him to be one of her main teachers.  Artemis has also studied with Eric Baret, Ellen Emmet, and Rupert Spira.

Artemis has a deep connection with Bhakti Yoga. Nowhere does Artemis shine as brightly as in singing kirtan.  Artemis sets souls on fire, as she conveys her genuine connection with the Spirit through song. 

ISHVARI OLIVIA BELANGER (she/her)

Educational Administrator/Assistant Facilitator

Yoga became a part of Ishvari's life while she was studying Philosophy and Eastern Religions at university. The practice quickly became more fulfilling than the theory so she traveled to India to dive in. She completed her first 200h YTT in the Sivananda lineage with Krishna Chaitanya & Swami Prabodh Chaitanya in 2014. She continued to study with Yogrishi Vishvketu that year. Ishvari began her journey with Anuttara in 2017 and graduated from the YMTT in 2019.

Ishvari is a Children’s Yoga Teacher, completing her training in 2017 with Leanne Whiting and Julie Coleman. Yoga has become a holistic lifestyle for her, she is delighted and honored to be able to share it with others. Her Christian upbringing filled her with a love of music that has translated to sharing kirtan with tremendous joy. Ishvari is interested in anti-oppression as a lifestyle and is curious about the intersection of self-empowerment and spirituality as a liberatory practice. 

Ishvari has an expansive and all-encompassing heart.  Ishvari is incredibly easy to approach, talk to, and feel comfortable around.  She unabashedly embraces all beings with her sweet and tender presence. 

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SUNNY WILLIAMS 

Assistant Facilitator

Sunny was born in Australia but has been living on and off in Canada for almost 5 years now. From a young age she was always a keen traveller of the world, seeking out adventure and alternative ways of living.

Sunny discovered Anuttara in 2015, and it was undeniable when she first arrived on the land that she had found a true refuge. Ever since then she has been been an active member of the Anuttara community  Over the years Sunny has participated and assisted in the yoga & karma program, retreats, and YMTTs, and in 2017 she graduated from the first Anuttara YMTT . In early 2017 & 2018 Sunny traveled to India with Anuttara and completed a 200 YTT with the Satyaloka school of Tantra, which included initiations with Guruji Raj Kumar. 

 

Inspired by her natural curiosity of eastern wisdom traditions and western philosophy, Sunny began studying at university a degree of counselling and psychotherapy, along with taking a number of trainings around trauma informed yoga, Mindful Caregiving  (with the San Francisco Zen Hospice Project) and crisis intervention.
Most recently, she has become a student of Pema Khandro Rinpoche, learning the philosophy and practices of the Tibet's Buddhist Yogis, and was given the refuge name, Pema Chokyi Palmo in 2019.


In her spare time she loves to cook, listen to blues and rock and roll music , and go running out in nature (most preferably in thunderstorms).

KAYLA MILLER (she/her)

Assistant General Manager/Apprentice Facilitator

Kayla has been exploring different paths of spirituality with a curious mind and open heart since 2016 and felt a strong call to visit Anuttara as a karma yogi in 2019. Resonating deeply with the land, ashram & school, Kayla has been studying with Anuttara ever since and is currently our Social Media & Community Manager.

Her practice and lifestyle are largely influenced by the paths of Buddhism and Non-dual Tantrā as well as the teachings of nature, Mooji, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rupert Spira, and Julia Cameron.

As an artist with a background in Art History and as an Expressive Arts Practitioner, using expressive modalities as a means of empowering one’s connection to Self, Kayla is most in her element when painting, dancing, singing, etc. as means of devotion. She will often incorporate elements of art such as tarot & oracle cards, music, and poetry into her yoga classes. 

SHALUVA BEVAN-FLORES

Groundskeeper

Shaluva grew up in Vancouver, B.C. He got into meditation in 2010 after reading the inspiring story of the Buddha and his life.  He found himself touched and wanted to know the true meaning of the words peace, bliss, truth, nirvana, moksha, so he resolved to meditate every day. 
 

Until 2012, he mainly practiced in the Zen Buddhist tradition, and through that, he gained the seed of insight. That year he visited the ashram for the first time. Nothing felt more important to him than growing and developing spiritually and as a human being so the Ashram felt like the perfect place to be.  Loving the space, nature, the community, time flies by so quickly at Anuttara Ashram and he has now been a semi-permanent resident at Anuttara for the last 8 years.
 
Shaluva is a good and hard-working individual with a heart of gold.  His determination inspires those around him to continue their practice and keep seeking higher truths.  Shaluva's kind, generous and goofy spirit make him a delight o share community with. 

ADAM CAINES (he/him)

Apprentice Facilitator

Adam was born in Newfoundland, Canada. He arrived to Anuttara in the Summer of 2019 to participate in the 200hr teacher training and immediately fell deeply in love with both the space and the community. His years of playing sports took a toll on his joints, so if you ever take his yoga class and hear disturbing snapping and popping don’t be concerned, he just needs a new set of hips and knees. 

 

You will likely find Adam in two places: on his cushion or in the kitchen. However, when meditating he’s likely thinking about what he’s going to cook, and when he’s cooking he’s likely thinking about meditating. The result is that he does neither with much success. If, by chance, he is doing neither of these practices, you will find him slouched on his sofa with an earl grey tea reading and exploring his love for Tantra, Sufism, and Christianity. He likes to think of himself as quiet, but if you ask him a question regarding any of these three traditions, or about spirituality in general, make sure you have nothing planned for the next hour because he will not shut up! Adam’s zeal for the path makes him enthusiastic to openly share this love with all those he encounters.

JULZ ANGERMÜLLER

Apprentice Facilitator

Feel free to call me Julz – my birth Name is Julia Marlen Angermüller. After being born and raised in Germany, I started traveling the world for a few years, happy to be able to connect my travels with University Programs of Cultural Anthropology and Gender Studies. 

Yogic/meditative elements, practices, and interactions with people have been inspiring me since my youth. But I guess my conscious journey of a yogic path started when re-connecting to the heart – in a Cacao Ceremony in India during a YMTT with Anuttara. To be present with love, present with what is, simple and yet  - probably because of that -  life-changing. The following season, I came to the Ashram in Canada. I fell in love – with the surroundings and the community, the forest, life, with the off-grid lifestyle, the cute trailer I was living in, with every living being there – including the assistant cook who became my beautiful partner. Ever since, I have been guiding Yoga and Meditation Sessions in Costa Rica, Germany, and online.

MARLENE  ULRICH

Apprentice Facilitator

Feel free to call me Julz – my birth Name is Julia Marlen Angermüller. After being born and raised in Germany, I started traveling the world for a few years, happy to be able to connect my travels with University Programs of Cultural Anthropology and Gender Studies. 

Yogic/meditative elements, practices, and interactions with people have been inspiring me since my youth. But I guess my conscious journey of a yogic path started when re-connecting to the heart – in a Cacao Ceremony in India during a YMTT with Anuttara. To be present with love, present with what is, simple and yet  - probably because of that -  life-changing. The following season, I came to the Ashram in Canada. I fell in love – with the surroundings and the community, the forest, life, with the off-grid lifestyle, the cute trailer I was living in, with every living being there – including the assistant cook who became my beautiful partner. Ever since, I have been guiding Yoga and Meditation Sessions in Costa Rica, Germany, and online.

Elie Rullier

Apprentice Facilitator

Ellie is a certified Yoga & Meditation teacher through Anuttara Yoga.  He met Guruji Raj Kumar in 2018 and has been through two different longer intensive Tantrik trainings with Guruji in Nagpur India. Elie is currently in the Facilitator Training with Artemis & Bhairav in Canada.  He has a passion for Non-dual Tantra coming through the lineage of Jean Klein. He is discovering his love for playing Harmonium.

Ellie has a lust for life that is unmatched by most other beings.  He is a sun worshipper and like any true sun worshipper, he radiates an enthusiastic light that can brighten up any room.  He is an acrobat and loves to play through movement, you can often find Elie doing acro-yoga, handstands, or any other general lighthearted silliness.  He is very open-hearted and an excellent listener.  Elie is a kind and sensitive soul who has a passion for Tantra as well as Kashmir Shaivism.  

Despite his body being so young, his heart is incredibly wise.  He has traveled a lot and developed an earnestness to understand Truth.  Elie is rooted in a deep inner knowing that is generally a 'not-knowing' and it is here wherein his wisdom lies.  

join the community

Come spend a month or longer in the Nass Valley, practicing Seva with our off-gride community! It's truly a gift to be able to host like-hearted beings from all over the world. We are open to volunteers May-October.