Whilegrowing up in England, Camella's mother introduced to her to yoga at the age of 17.
She moved to the United States when her first born son was only 8 weeks old. It was at that time that she deepened her spiritual practice.
She found the teachings she craved from a formal lineage when she studied with the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. While studying through the Temple, she obtained her Yoga Teachers Certification in 2001, a few years after the birth of her second son.
As her studies deepened, she was formally initiated as a disciple in the Kriya lineage by her guru Swami Enoch Dasa Giri. From there, she went on to study and become ordainedas a Swami in the Kriya Seminary and has recently completed the higherseminary level of study.
Amongst her many travels & studies, Camella:
~Has traveled extensively around the world where shestudied & taught yoga
~Is certified in Yoga for MS
~Is certified as an Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher.
~Lives in a yoga community & can oftenbe found cooking for the residents in the community kitchen.
~Has led yogaretreats & workshops teaching philosophy, asana, mantra, meditation & isusually the chef.
~Pioneered a program of yoga asana in thewater & has written a book called “AquaKriya Yoga”, she also developed a teacher training program for the same.
~Wrote abook called, “Prenatal Kriya Yoga”, & is currently working on a teacher training program.
~Just launched a new online video course called "Cooking the Yoga Sutras", where she has made the kitchen a metaphor for the ancient teachings of yoga.
~Spent 3 termsstudying with Russill Paul in music, mantra & meditation.
~Has written numerous articles for “The Edge”, “Elephant Journal ”, as well as blogs & newsletters.
~Began a women’s spiritual group with other disciples called Santosha4women.
~Has been certified by the College of Ayurdeva in Ayurvedic Bliss Therapy & as anAyurvedic Health Educator .
~Continues to becreative & teaches whatever student is in front of her saying that if she hadto have a label for her yoga style it would be Kriya Yoga, the yoga ofself-revelation.
~Currently lives inthe San Francisco Bay Area with her 2 teenage sons.
Passion for the teaching & life
Camella believes that everyone can improve their life if they understand a few basic fundamental principals:
1. Know where you are now
2. Understand where you have come from
3. What do you want to accomplish now in your life?
Many of her students are now dedicated to a life of balance and self-improvement through the teachings and practice of Kriya Yoga.
"Thank you for being an amazing support in my life. You say (teach) in 5 minutes what most men take 45 minutes to say (teach)-- and your knowledge about life, yoga, astrology, cooking, parenting--on and on is boundless, limitless and very inspiring!! You are one of the most talented beings I have ever met and it has made me awe struck at times--putting me in a state of silence. Now I want to speak it. Thank you for showing me a powerful woman and how I can do the same in my own way!"
~Khris Fuller, RYT and student