About Devi Mohan
Devi has been an integral member of Mohanji Foundation, the international spiritual mission of her husband and spiritual guide Mohanji, since its formation in 2007. She represents the Foundation as its Global Ambassador at various international events. Although married to an internationally renowned spiritual figure, Devi has always been supported by Mohanji to affirm and express her authenticity and inner power.
From the time of the war in Former Yugoslavia, which she experienced as a teenager, Devi has raised herself up, expanding her horizons through international education. Working for the United Nations, she embraced a cosmopolitan outlook. Social service is a priority for her and uplifting others is her joy. She has always led by example with an aim of adding value to society, aligned with her inner truth in all situations of life.
Since 2007, Devi has been deeply devoted to serving and living the teachings of Yoga. That culminated in the establishment of the Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga (HSTY) in 2016. Her passion is to promote the true, authentic, and traditional form of Yoga as taught by the ancient Nath and Datta sages and Masters, and codified by Maharishi Patanjali.
Aside from conducting regular Yoga sessions in Slovenia, where she resides, Devi conducts Yoga workshops and seminars across the globe (e.g. corporate Yoga sessions at the World Bank in Washington DC, workshops at various universities, as well as advanced workshops for Yoga teachers).
Devi is a frequent participant in Mohanji Retreats and in the elevating spiritual pilgrimages (Peru, Tibet, India, Bosnia, etc.) that are organized by Mohanji Foundation. Moreover, as a Master of Arts in Peace Studies from Notre Dame University in the US, Devi is an ardent supporter of international peace initiatives (such as Peace Pledge Project and Parliament of World’s Religions) and various other conferences (Women’s empowerment, Vegan lifestyle, etc) in a non-political way, always rooted in universal, experiential spirituality.
It was Devi’s conscious choice to walk a nonconformist path of genuine, experiential spirituality aimed at truly living what one preaches, and living with full awareness.
Whether she is performing sacred Energy Transfers during Mohanji’s meditations, teaching Yoga through HSTY, selfless service through ACT Foundation, conducting profound methods of inner cleansing and balancing like Conscious Dancing and Awakening Yoga Nidra, or by being an instrument of Mai-Tri Method, it is Devi’s highest aspiration to move
beyond all identities into being a pure instrument of the Divine, eventually merging with the Supreme.
Overall, Devi is very passionate about making a tangible contribution towards inner and outer peace through Traditional Yoga, experiential spirituality, social service, social activism and sincere sharing of experiences, love and wisdom through her speeches and writings, and through any given life situation. Based on her own experiences and insights (which include a refugee experience in 1991, near-death experience in 1999, and many ups and downs of life), she teaches people how to truly open the heart, ‘go vertical’ expanding their awareness and blossom in all aspects of life through service and expansion of consciousness.
This is how Devi chooses to live her higher purpose, her dharma.
Devi’s background is in diplomacy and Yoga. She has a Master’s degree in Peace Studies from the United States (University of Notre Dame, Indiana) and the following certification in Yoga:
200h residential Hatha Yoga (called Sri Sri Yoga) training at the Art of Living ashram in India in 2007.
200h residential Hatha Yoga (called Nithya Yoga) training at the Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam ashram in India in 2008.
200h Hatha Yoga training course meeting the international standards of the Yoga Alliance curriculum, conducted by Vidya Yoga School in Belgrade, Serbia.
200h Prenatal Yoga training course meeting the international standards of the Yoga Alliance curriculum, conducted by Divna Miljkovic (President of the Midwife Society of Serbia) in Belgrade, Serbia.