Mehndi, also known as henna across the globe, is a paste often associated with good fortune and positivity. It is one of the oldest forms of body art originated by humans. Women and girls get their hands and feet laden with this paste on auspicious occasions. Be it weddings or festivals like Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Teej or Eid – Mehendi is an extremely cherished way to drench into the celebratory feels for most girls. While some women swoon over its aromatic fragrance, others absolutely love their hands adorned with pretty and intricate mehndi designs. But now, as the time has advanced, it is common for men to apply mehendi as well. Mehndi Designs For Beginners

Oahu Satellite Center

Classes in central Oahu in Mililani Mauka are held every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm. These classes include guided meditation, shakti transmission, and discussion. First-time students are required to take an introductory session which must be scheduled before attending a regular class. Email zenyogini@heartofc.org or call (808)738-6924. Classes are free, but donations are welcome to offset operational costs.

Acharya Pratibha Devi (Zeny Ogrisseg)

Zeny head shotCRWith a mixed heritage that includes Indian Sikh, Filipino, German, and Spanish, I grew up in household that was both culturally and spiritually diverse. Although raised Catholic, I have explored several spiritual paths including Filipino Shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen, Christian mysticism, Shaivism, and Sri Vidya Tantra - a form of Tantra that worships the Divine Feminine in the form of the Sri Yantra.
 
I have been a yoga teacher since 2003 and conduct 200/300/500 hour yoga and Tantra teacher trainings and retreats through my school Hawaii School of Yoga. I have traveled extensively throughout India, studying yoga, Tantra, and Ayurveda, and connecting to my Indian heritage, which deeply inspires me.
 
I am passionate about sacred music and play the piano, harmonium, harp, and Tibetan singing bowls. My main instrument is my voice and I have a gift for Sanskrit chanting. I lead regular kirtan and chanting events in Hawaii.
 
Although I have met and studied with many spiritual teachers, meeting Swami Khecaranatha (Nathaji) changed my life. I wasn't looking for another teacher or another path, so it was unexpected - but it felt like I had been found and brought home. Meeting Nathaji fulfilled a deep desire for a spiritual mentor who was dedicated to helping people find joy and spiritual fulfillment within the context of everyday life. I am deeply grateful to be part of a true nondual path that isn't a form of escapism, but one that embraces and honors life in its wholeness. I was initiated as an Acharya by Swami Khecaranatha, in a ceremony in Ganeshpuri, India, on January 11, 2020.