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The Staff

Marydale

Marydale Ma

Marydale Ma, YTRx-500C, POLY-E-RYT500, RMT, is founder and director of Param Yoga Healing Arts Center. She is a devotee of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda through the lineage of Paramahamsa Hariharananda, Paramahansa Yogananda, and the Kriya Yoga International Masters. A practicing yogi since 1970, Marydale Ma holds Hatha Yoga Certification through The Vedantic Center under the auspices of the late Swamini Turiyasangitananda and Purusha Hickson. She is a certified Yoga Therapist through Loyola Marymount University and a Prime of Life Yoga® teacher. Her personal practice and teaching skills are all rooted in the Krishnamacharya lineage, giving her classes a strong, systematic structure and flow anchored in the breath.

Marydale Ma has been blessed since birth with a strong intuitive nature and an innate ability to work with high-voltage energetics, providing her with the skills to fulfill her dharma of being in service to the upliftment of humanity, our planet, and all living things. Through her mentoring practice, she works one-on-one with clients to connect them with their own inner guidance and assist them in living their best lives.

Marydale’s goal at Param Yoga is for the studio to be a hive from which individuals pollinate the world at large with the energies of joy and well-being through love, service, meditation, and realization.


Richard Peterson 1Richard Peterson

Yogacharya Richard Peterson was initiated into Kriya Yoga by Paramahamsa Hariharananda in 1979 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Education and teaches music and English in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He was authorized to teach Kriya Yoga in May 2007.


Kirsten Kaufmann

Kirsten is a graduate of UCLA and has been Marydale Ma’s personal assistant and manager of Param Yoga for more than a decade. She is the yin to her yang, dealing with practical matters so that Marydale Ma can focus on spreading her message of healing and hope. Kirsten has worn many hats over the years, including substitute teacher, certified massage technician, and blogger. When not making things run smoothly at Param Yoga, she enjoys playing piano and obsessing over her dog.