Rajeshwari Gretchen Carmel

Rajeshwari Gretchen Carmel, E-RYT-500, is a yoga and mantra teacher, dancer, yoga therapist, Usui Reiki master, and ordained Vedic pujari/priest. After a career in dance, Gretchen became a Kripalu Yoga teacher in 1993. In 2006, she met her guru, Namadeva Acharya (Thomas Ashley-Farrand). Working closely with Namadeva, she became certified in mantra therapy and ordained in Vedic ceremony. Gretchen is the studio owner/director of the Yoga Space in Keene, New Hampshire and is the founder/training director/senior facilitator of the 200-hour Yoga Alliance–certified Mantra Teacher Training & Study Immersion. She has been teaching yoga classes, workshops, and retreats for more than 20 years.