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

Sacramento Satellite Center

Classes are held Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm at Temple Kukuri, 10723 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. These sessions include guided meditation, shakti transmission, and discussion. Please email Prashanti before attending your first class:

Acharya Prashanti Devi (Maria Miller Silvert)

prashanti headshotCRFor over 30 years, I have studied and practiced yoga, meditation, painting as a spiritual practice, Eastern philosophies, Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness. I earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from JFK University, California and am a practicing psychotherapist as well as a Kripalu yoga teacher. A student of kundalini meditation with Swami Khecaranatha since 2007, I took teacher initiation vows in June 2019 and was initiated by him as an Acharya in a ceremony in Ganeshpuri, India, on January 11, 2020.

Growing up in Florida in an areligious family - my father was an atheist and my mother a non-practicing Catholic - I developed a deep yearning for purpose and meaning. An early trauma propelled me into years of depression and confusion, of searching outwardly for something that would make the pain go away. Finally I realized the only way out was to go deeper within myself. Opening to and living in the heart of the Divine is the only truly satisfying and fulfilling experience.

Practicing and experimenting with different teachers over the years, it wasn’t until I committed to my teacher, Swami Khecaranatha, in 2007, that true transformation of my spiritual practice and life has occurred. I feel so grateful to be able to learn and share my life with an authentic spiritual master and the power of this spiritual lineage. I am dedicated to sharing the teachings and practices of the Heart of Consciousness with other seekers. The teachings are profound and ancient, and yet they are relevant and completely applicable to our modern, daily lives.