One of Canada?s best-known teachers of meditation and yoga, Padma Meditation guides individuals to an escape; freedom from stress, confusion and pain. Her counseling includes meditation, discussion, yoga and study. Almost twenty years since her start, Padma has developed an innovative meditation program, which unites ancient eastern wisdom with western knowledge. Padma Meditation earned a B.Sc. in Biology from McGill University. She worked in Environmental research for the Federal Government of Canada. Now In Canada, she has been teaching yoga teachers, doctors, lawyers, government and corporate clients in the subtle yogic arts of healing the body and the mind. She hosts a tv series on such subjects called ?Living Yoga with Padma'. She developed, wrote and hosted the 65 episodes of the series. She is also the author and producer of a series of educational DVDs as well. Padma Meditation studied advanced-meditation in the western Himalayas of India for eight years. Living independently, she studied Sanskrit texts, meditated for six hours a day, and learned the subtle arts of yoga including chanting, breath-work, philosophy, mantra, tantra, and hatha yoga. Padma's daily life in the Himalayas was rustic, and included preparing drinking water, building a fire for heat in the cold winters and surviving extreme heat in the summer. She cooked and lived with no electric appliances, or hot running water for eight years! With few distractions, she spent time in meditation, study and with her meditation guru, Shri Yoga Shromani Swami Shyam Maharaj. Swami-ji is a master of the Yoga Sciences and head of the International Meditation Institute of India, an educational institute recognized by the government of India, and associated with several universities in India. She has mastered reading original Sanskrit texts of meditation philosophy. She mastered scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali Sutras. She is now able to teach, as the director of the International Meditation Institute of India has approved her. Padma Meditation directed the Padma Yoga and Meditation Center in Vancouver, B.C. She leads international courses, workshops and retreats in Canada, the USA, Mexico and France. She was a board member of the Yoga Association of B.C. and continues to consult YABC, creating advanced teacher training programs.