Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center Founder & Director

Jayadeva began teaching yoga in 1969 and was blessed with the opportunity to have studied and lived with Sri Swami Satchidananda, the founder of Integral Yoga, at Yogaville, the Integral Yoga ashram in Buckingham, Virginia. He went on to serve as the Manager of the Integral Yoga Institute, New York City and was the Director of Integral Yoga Teacher Training there as well. He was instrumental in developing the training materials that are now used worldwide. Jayadeva brought Integral Yoga to the Princeton area over 10 years ago and has served as the Director of Integral Yoga Princeton and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Princeton IYCC. He teaches in many venues in the Princeton Area and in New York City. Jayadeva is certified to teach all levels, directs the Integral Yoga Institute Princeton Teacher Training School, and is a Registered Yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.


Manager, Integral Yoga Institute Princeton

Ron is the Manager of Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center and a Certified Integral Yoga instructor and is registered with Yoga Alliance. He has been teaching Yoga in the Princeton area since 2002. Ron is also a certified Integral Yoga Raja instructor. He teaches an Advanced Raja yoga class at the Integral Yoga Institute New York and is one of the lead instructors for Integral Yoga Institute Princeton Teacher Training. He also serves as treasurer on the Board of Trustees and runs his own company, Web 401K.


Ambika has been practicing yoga since 1964. She is a Certified Integral Yoga Teacher for over 9 years and 500 RYT registered with Yoga Alliance. Ambika has taught at the Freehold Yoga Center and also at the Princeton Center for Fitness and Health. In addition to her dedicated yoga practice, Ambika is a Registered Nurse and Certified Childbirth Education Specialist. She is currently employed at the University Medical Center at Princeton, working full time in Labor and Delivery.


Her acting training brought Noemi to yoga in 1998. Certified as an Integral Yoga Instructor and registered with Yoga Alliance since 2003, Noemi has been teaching at IYCC and using yoga techniques to support her work as an actress and playwright. She enjoys teaching yoga because it “encourages self-inquiry and self discovery—it reminds us to go within.” Noemi resides in Princeton and enjoys video production, singing, cooking, gardening and relaxing with husband Ron Cohen, another treasured instructor at IYCC.


Jaya is a Yoga Alliance registered E500 RYT instructor. She has been practicing yoga for more than 45 years. In 2003, her life was transformed when she used yoga to heal herself after an accident. That faith in yoga led her to the Integral Yoga Institute (also known as Yogaville) in Buckingham, VA, where she received her certification as an Integral Yoga instructor. She is also a certified Yoga of the Heart instructor under Nischala Joy Devi, who was director of Dr. Dean Ornish’s program for reversing heart disease, and a Structural and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist under Mukunda Stiles. Since 2003, Jaya has taught Beginner/Intermediate Yoga, Gentle/Chair yoga, Yoga for Heart, Yoga for Stress Management as well as Yoga for back, neck or shoulder pain at Fair Oak Hospital in Oak Hill, VA and the Sunrise Assisted Living facility. She has also taught Children’s yoga and many yoga classes in her own studio in Oak Hill, VA, spas, schools, community centers, and to private clients as young as 5 and as old as 94. They learn to relieve pain, heal from physical or emotional trauma and educate themselves in the daily practice of meditation, yoga, deep relaxation and breathing. This therapy training has transformed her life and Yoga has become her passion.


Robert Levine is a 500 RYT Yoga Alliance registered and certified yoga instructor who has been teaching since 1999. Robert taught beginner, intermediate and advanced Yoga classes at the IYI in New York for ten years and is now teaching at Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center. He is one of the founders and principal instructors of TGR Yoga’s Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program in the Princeton area. Having written extensively on the deep inner connection between politics and spirituality, he is currently completing a book on that topic.


Sunita is a certified Integral Yoga and Children’s Yoga Instructor. Inspired by her grandfather Sunita started practicing yoga over a decade ago. A volunteering opportunity through a friend got her into teaching yoga. She has taught at various places in New Jersey including after-school yoga at township public school. Sunita finds balance & peace in life through her yoga practice. She is associated with Hindi USA and teaches Hindi in her township. In her free time she enjoys listening to, and learning music.