teachers

sondra loring

Sondra Loring, Sadhana Founder & Director, fell in love with yoga while dancing professionally in New York City. She traveled to India several times to study yoga, and has studied with many that have since fallen from grace. After moving to the Hudson Valley, Sondra opened Sadhana Center for Yoga & Meditation in Hudson in 2003, and Satya Yoga Center in Rhinebeck in 2005.

Sondra is an interdisciplinary queer witch, bringing somatic practices, yoga, meditation, science, poetry and mantra into her teaching. Her classes are loved for their graceful flow of movement, a strong sense of play, and a nurturing of community. She lives on Feathertail Farm, now a small community garden, with her son Mateo and their rascally elderly dog Pequena, and squirrelly young pup Bebé.

kelly kamm

Always on the hunt for some deep connection with the invisible forces of magic and spirit, Kelly Kamm studied Eastern philosophy and politics in D.C., hiked the Appalachian Trail, traveled the world, and worked as a stylist in the NYC fashion and music business. When she found yoga she saw it as the confluence of everything she valued and longed for – creation and form, connection to the magical unknown, the fusing of the sacred and the everyday. She opened a studio in Goshen NY in 2006 and sold it a couple of years ago, and now teaches workshops, festivals and teacher-trainings all over the globe.

sasha chermayeff

Sasha Chermayeff is an artist who lives with her family along the Catskill Creek. She received her teaching certification from Raghunath and Sondra Loring at Sadhana in 2009. Wishing to incorporate Chinese philosophical roots with Yogic study, Sasha received a second certification in Yin Yoga, a Taoist form, after studying with Biff Mithoefer at Omega Institute.

dwayne resnick
Dwayne Resnick completed his 200 RYT at Sadhana with Sondra and Raghunath in 2010, and his 500 RYT with Sondra and TJ Macchiaroli in 2016. He has taught yoga in the Hudson Valley and on retreat in Perugia, Italy, incorporating chanting, asana, pranayama, and meditation. Dwayne is grateful to Sondra, Sadhana, and the yoga students here in Hudson, NY for being given this opportunity to serve the community.
Mela Stevens, Yoga Teacher at Sadhana
mela stevens

Mela Stevens’ classes focus on Svadhyaya, yoga’s Niyama of self-reflection, through a combination of movement and stillness, with balance and fun as primary intentions. She is a member of the Yoga Alliance and a certified health coach, specializing in nutrition and self-care wellness practices. She is also a small business coach, consultant and writer, living in Rhinebeck.