Minister Bio

Rev. Manjula Spears is an Integral Yoga minister, and a certified Yoga therapist, E-RYT 500, with twenty-eight years of teaching experience. She has created Yoga therapy programs for various institutions in Athens and throughout the US; including the Athens Regional Mind/Body Institute, The Loran Smith Center at Piedmont Athens Regional and the Smith Center in Washington DC. As the founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Studio at Athens Physical Therapy, Manjula specializes in modifying Yoga to suite students with chronic syndromes, injuries, disabilities and seniors. On their twenty-acre property, she and her husband have created an “Ashram-like” refuge called Satchidananda Mission which offers monthlykirtans, daily Yoga classes, meditation, scripture study and spiritual retreats. Her passion: to ensure that the teachings of Yoga are accessible to everyone.