Imagine the depth of spiritual awareness that comes from being raised in a Yoga Ashram, under the direct guidance of a Yoga Master. Imagine embodying those teachings and reflecting them as love and kindness for others.

With this unique lifetime immersion in Yogic Lifestyle and wisdom, Sumati emerges as a deeply qualified teacher, life coach and guide. Her depth of knowledge is enhanced only by her deep compassion and lighthearted way of embracing everyone she meets.

It has been my great honor to know and love her since childhood, and watch her blossom into a healer and teacher. Knowing that Sumati is sharing that depth of understanding with others gives me great joy.

Nischala Devi

Author of The Secret Power Of Yoga,, Founder of Abundant Wellbeing

Sumati has a passion to serve others who are interested in Spiritual Life.  Being brought up in an ashram environment and being in the presence of our Guru ( Sri Swami Satchidananda ) has given her a depth of understanding of these esoteric teachings. Her joy and enthusiasm reflects in her face and
her demeanour. Her love and understanding of the sutras, the ability to apply it in daily life as a wife, mother and grandmother makes the teachings come alive
Nalanie Chellaram

Founder of SIS

Sumati is highly skilled in personal coaching and helping individuals to navigate difficult life transitions.  She combines her knowledge and skills in yoga, meditation, and nursing to provide loving support and guidance to her clients.  She brings expertise, kindness, insight, and intuition into her practice. I highly recommend her for spiritual counseling and coaching.  She is one of the best.
M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor Univ. of Virginia School of Nursing, Counseling Psychologist

Love is the highest form of wisdom.
Sumati Steinberg embodies & exudes this love to all.
If you have the opportunity to partake of her love & wisdom, you are indeed blessed!

Meenakshi Angel Honig

Co-founder of Well Being International, Inc.

Sumati is one of those rare souls who came to Yogaville to sit at the feet of a realized Yoga master, Sri Swami Satchidananda, when she was just a small child.  She embodies the teachings so beautifully–she always has a smile on her face, and her joy is contagious.  I love how she weaves the wisdom of the ancients into her everyday conversations, not in a heavy-handed way, but off-the-cuff, as if she has known these sacred truths forever.  Sumati is a gem!


Meeraji Kerr

Owner, Big Yoga

Sumati Steinberg lives, breathes and teaches Raja Yoga every day through her very lifestyle. Coming from a family that is basically “Yogaville Royalty” she learned at a very young age through the example set upon her by her parents. And as if that wasn’t enough she was blessed to have had Sri Swami Satchidananda as a parental figure as well. It just doesn’t get much better than that and it is very apparent in all she does that she has learned to embrace the Science of Yoga on a very deep level. Those that study with her or utilize her in any way will benefit immensely. I know I do! She has coached me numerous times during the creation of Kidding Around Yoga in my efforts to keep things in alignment with the teachings of Integral Yoga. Jai Sumati!


Haris Harini Lender

Founder of Kidding Around Yoga

Sumati is a bright light in our Ashram. She is a cheerful example of generosity in service to her family, the residents and guests at Yogaville, and the surrounding community. She has studied the teachings of Integral Yoga since her childhood, and integrated them in her life in times of joy and challenge. She teaches from that authentic place of wisdom.


Swami Vidyananda

E-RYT 500, Satchidananda Ashram- Yogaville

I have known Sumati Steinberg for 40 years and I have to say she is one of the most nurturing, loving, wise and spiritually aware people I have ever known.  Her knowledge of medicine and healing is above average even for a Registered Nurse. Her spiritual insights are remarkable.  Her loving heart and instincts are perfect.
Nineteen years ago I suffered a personal crisis in my life and I know I would never have made it through without her constant love, attention, advice and friendship. Sri Gurudev, Swami Satchidananda, always said he didn’t need a lot of Rhinestones, he only needed a small handful of Diamonds. Sumati Steinberg is a Diamond.
Parameshwari Mary Dinsmoor

Sri Swami Satchidananda's second personal secretary in the United States