Celia Markey is an ongoing student of Hatha Yoga and Bhakti Yoga disciplines. These two processes have a single end: Transcendence. Celia has received her training for over 20 years in the BKS Iyengar Hatha Yoga tradition under Patricia Walden and Liz Owen. In addition to instructing her three homeschooled children, Celia has taught at Quincy’s Vaisnava Academy for Children, and is currently in her third year teaching at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As an initiated disciple of His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami, Celia also offers devotional insights from her study of Bhagavad Gita and other Bhakti Yoga practices. Yoga is more than twisting yourself into a pretzel, it is a preliminary stage to achieving the conquest of the mind.
Partha Biswas graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 1998 and eventually received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in 2006. Currently, he works as a senior engineer at Mathworks. At UCI, Partha experienced a deep spiritual quest to find answers to the fundamental questions of life.
With support from many key spiritual leaders in the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, he was guided and trained to come to the stage of accepting disciplinary vows in his spiritual life. He was fortunate to receive a formal initiation from the renowned spiritual master and guide, His Holiness Romapada Swami. Having benefited from the jewels of spiritual wisdom contained within the timeless Vedas, he not only finds great pleasure in practicing different bhakti meditations but also enthusiastically shares these practices in the form of presentations and workshops at Universities and other forums. He lives with his wife, Anjum and daughter, Radha in Natick, MA.