Adina @ Satya Sattva Studio
Satya Sattva is a Mind & Body wellness center, a spiritual and esoteric study group, and a school of thought. We offer classes and workshops in Tai Chi and Qigong, modern & traditional Yoga, Meditation, and philosophy teachings in Daoist, Buddhist, Hindu, Sufi, Shaivit, Christian, and Judaism contemplative traditions, as well as self-inquiry and transpersonal psychology.
Dr. Adina Riposan-Taylor (Saraswati Devi) is the founder of Satya Sattva studio and study group.
Adina has practiced Meditation for 25 years and Yoga for over 20 years. Her study and practice experience covers a wide variety of yoga branches and styles, such as Hridaya Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga. Adina has completed over 800-hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in several countries and yoga styles.
Adina is a member of the Buddhist Palchen Study Group, Jacksonville FL, affiliated to Kunzang Palchen Ling (KPL) Tibetan Buddhist Center, and she has received the Empowerment in Vajrayana Buddhism with Bardor Tulku Rinpoche.
Adina is also a Certified Tai Chi and Qigong Teacher, having studied Integral Tai Chi and Qigong under the guidance of Dr. Roger Jahnke and the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC), as well as Wu Style Tai Chi and Qigong, having been certified by Tai Chi Teacher Kai Van Bodegom from Nourishing Life and his Chinese Tai Chi Master Yang Cheng Long. Earlier in her life, since 1999, Adina had studied Taoist Alchemy and a set of Taoist practices with Grandmaster Mantak Chia and his Universal Tao group.
Adina is also a Tutor and a Coding teacher, providing Coding Classes for children and youth as after-school studios, individual tutoring, or on-line classes.
Adina mainly teaches Scratch Programming - programming language created at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that helps children learn important strategies for solving problems, think creatively, and reason systematically, design projects, create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games, communicate ideas, work collaboratively, and share those creations with the online community (https://scratch.mit.edu/about).
Adina is married and she is the happy mother of a 10 years old son.
I have dedicated my life to self-realisation and helping and guiding people towards the discovery of the Truth, Oneness, and the journey into the Spiritual Heart. While most of my classes are open to the public, I also offer customized programs for organized communities, schools and institutions, as well as special needs groups – such as the elderly, the ASD children (Autism Spectrum Disorders), and at-risk populations in need of recovery and rehabilitation.
I am particularly interested in the impact of activating and contemplative practices on balancing the human nervous system, establishing the heart-mind coherence, the mind-and-body integrated approach to health and development, and the impact on the ageing process.
I am an active researcher in Biomedical Informatics, with extensive experience in both research and translational activities. I am also experienced as an university lecturer and bilingual journalist, which supports my publishing, lecturing activities and workshops presentations.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
E-mail communication, scheduling classes or workshops, planning ahead, booking a package of classes or retreats, payment upfront by card, check, or over the phone, follow-up communication by phone or e-mail. Additional on-line classes can be provided.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yoga and Meditation classes/worshops: 500-hr Yoga and Meditation Certification (Hridaya Hatha Yoga, Hridaya Meditation of the Heart, Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga).
Tai Chi and Qigong classes/worshops: 200-hr Tai Chi and Qigong Certification (Integral Qigong and Tai Chi; Wu-Style Tai Chi and Qigong).
Computer Programming (coding classes for children and youth): Masters degree in Cybernetics, PhD and post-doc in Biomedical Infromatics.