Our Faculty

Holistic Yoga Teacher & Tai Chi Training Faculty


   Suman Barkhas

    Certified Yoga Therapist, ERYT 500, Tai Chi MBB Master Instructor

Suman Barkhas


Suman has traveled as a yoga monk, teaching Yoga and Tai chi throughout forty-six countries and currently resides in Eugene, Oregon USA, as a holistic wellness coach.

Suman first recieved training in yoga and tai chi in Mongolia and China. He Studied with tai chi masters Dr. Paul Lam in USA  and Jan Gun De  of Beijing University China. Suman took initiation in classical yoga meditation in 1991 and in 1993 took yoga monk training in Benares, India. And studied Social Service Work 1993-1994 in Ydresfors, Sweden, at the International School of Social Service. Following these trainings, he taught yoga as well as taichi and promoted social service throughout Asia, Europe, Scandinavian countries and last 17 year in the United States.

Suman has been teaching  about 20-22 classes a week locally focusing in yoga, meditation, tai chi, qigong, and yoga therapy. He is also director of the Yoga school, 200/500 hours by National Yoga Alliance "Holistic Yoga Teacher Training" 200 and 300 hours certification programs. He is also  involved with the Tai Chi - Moving for Better Balance fidelity workgroup for the Oregon Health Authority and is responsible for all new 600 instructors trainings. Totally trained over 1200 Tai chi instructors throughout USA. Now he works part time teaching "Holistic Health" program at Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute affiliated with Peace Health non profit organization and traveling to teach internationally.

   Peony Waro

    RYT 200

Peony (Prashanti)


Co-Director of Tai Chi Yoga Center in USA, Peony has traveled throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific to gain an extensive knowledge base of health and wellness through food and has brought the art of Zen cooking to people who come from all parts of the world. She has over 20 years of experience in Macrobiotic Cuisine.

She has a background in Rheumatology and has worked in Hawaii with Rheumatologist and former President of the Arthritis Foundation of Honolulu.

Peony has mastered the Arts of  Traditional Feng Shui, Reiki, Pranic and Qi Gong  Healing, and is certified in Arhata yoga  and is devotee in  Bhakti Yoga.  Peony  has taught Zen cooking in Indonesia, Guam, Hawaii, and in Eugene USA preparing meals at various Buddhist temples and catering to large groups and functions. Peony is also certified through Yoga Alliance and is available for private Spiritual Healing Sessions.

 Peony is an advocate for World Peace Diet.