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Monica Veneziano, M.S.

Founder & Director, Yoga East



My journey began at Syracuse University in 1970

as an Art History major where curiosity brought

me to take a course on Eastern Religions taught by the world-renowned Dr. Huston Smith.

It changed my life!







M.S. Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art

B.A. Art History, Syracuse University, U. Mass.

Certified Yoga Instructor, Maha Raja Yoga

Certified Neurolinguistic Practitioner

Trained in:

Integral Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga

Vipassana, student of Daeje Napier

Behavioral Medicine under guidance of Dr. Joan Borysenko


Massachusetts College of Art (1984-1993) Adjunct Professor,

Created course: Anthropological Sources for Studio Curriculum

Emerson College, lecturer in Buddhist Studies

Boston University, yoga teacher

DeCordova Museum, Art & Culture from Many Lands

Mt. Ida College, Newton, Aesthetics of Fashion Design

Newbury College, Boston, Aesthetics of Fashion Design

School of Fashion Design, Boston, Cross-Cultural Textiles

The Children's Museum, Art of Italian Culture

Danforth Museum, Survey of the History of Art

Nantucket Island School of Art & Design, Multi-cultural Art

Artistic Director, Renaissance Project, Arts Lottery Grant Recipient

Guest Speaker, NAEA Convention, Dallas, Texas,

presented "Art History Comes Alive:The Renaissance"

Visual Arts Coordinator, Festival Bostonian (Italian Culture)

Yoga Teacher, 1973-2011

Buddhist Studies Facilitator 2005-present


Yogi Shri Khanna, Swami Satchidananda, Baba Muktananda,

Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar, Carol Nelson, Shri K. Manju Pattabhi Jois

Lama Surya Das, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Mark Epstein,

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Robert Thurman, Tulku Thondup, Lama Tsering Ngodup

and "I am blessed by my greatest teachers of all, my sons Sasha and Peter."





Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D.

Yoga East Medical Advisor

Physician who is providing free service

to the needy since 1971.


















Graduated in 1968 from

B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India.

Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from

Charles University in Czechoslovakia.
Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and
Harvard University in Psychiatry.

Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital.
He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center

in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the

community since 1971 as a Physician.


Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association
Senior Physician and Volunteer with

Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the

Middlesex District.

Patron member of AAPI - American Association of

LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of

New England.
Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA.

Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind.<

Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the

Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA -

Blind People Association of Amadavad, India.

Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993.

He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

































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