Mark Michaels & Patricia Johnson
OM-Kara Kriya® Graduates
"Tantra is a creative mystery which impels us to transmute our actions more and more into inner awareness, not by ceasing to act but by transforming our acts into creative evolution. . .Tantra is the fullest possible acceptance of our desires, feelings and situations as human beings."
-- Ajit MookerjeeMark Michaels (Umeshanand) and Patricia Johnson (Veenanand) are senior students of Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati), and in October 2001, Swamiji named them lineage holders of the OM Kara Kriya® system for the Americas and Europe.
They are proud to sponsor Swami Anandakapila's online courses and consultations. In addition, Sunyata Saraswati has named Mark as his lineage holder (Kriya Jyoti Tantra Society) and has authorized us both to initiate students into tantric practice and into all four levels of Babaji's Naga Pranayama (Cobra Breath). They also study Bhakti Yoga with Bhagavan Das.
About themselves they say "We have been teaching together since 1999 and are a committed married couple. It is our goal to offer students a foundation in traditional, lineage-based Tantra and Kriya, while incorporating the best aspects of contemporary neo-Tantra in our teaching.
Mark (Umeshanand) Michaels also completed Charles Muir's "The Way of the Daka" Level 1 Instructor's Training in 1998, is a graduate of New York University School of Law and holds Masters Degrees from NYU and Yale. His practice and study of Tantra began after a Kundalini awakening that initiated a process of profound transformation. He has sought to balance his experiential learning with scholarship and has devoted considerable attention to the study of tantric literature. He is committed to sharing the benefits of his own transformation with others.
Patricia (Veenanand) Johnson is a professional operatic soprano and has been a serious student of Tantra for over 10 years. Her first Kundalini experience happened during a Rolfing session. This bodywork modality has enhanced her understanding of energy; she has been featured on a PBS special and on the Fox Cable Network on the Rolf method.
check Mark & Patricia's site at: Tantra