Serge Bandura has been practicing the Yogic arts of India and Tibet since his youth, and teaching Yoga Asana since 2001. He is the founder of Light and Space Yoga Studio in Ojai, CA, and the founder of Shivakali Yoga, a diverse global community offering 200hr and 300hr teacher trainings that marry ancient traditions, rituals and sacred philosophies with contemporary asana practice.
Serge's approach evolves out of a deep transition from younger years living in a Kula (yogic community), engaging in lengthy daily practice before the hours of dawn, and undergoing rigorous study with his teachers. In classes, Serge blends his knowledge of traditional Yogic practice and philosophy with thousands of hours of training in Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Rudra Yoga, Kundalini, Ayurveda and Tibetan Buddhism.
Serge holds a BA in Religious Studies with an emphasis on South-Asian traditions, a certificate in Yoga Philosophy, a diploma in the study of Yoga and Ayurveda, many teacher training certifications from diverse lineages of practice around the world, and an E-RYT 500 designation from the Yoga Alliance. He reads and writes Sanskrit and is a practicing Ngakpa (Tibetan Yogi) in the Nyingma Tradition.
When not teaching, you can find Serge creating music and DJ'ing under the name "Earthtones" (earthtones-music.com).