Omkara Kevin Wicks, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), completed his 200-hour teacher training at the ShivaShakti School of Yoga and Healing Arts in Rockland, Maine in 2011. He received the name Omkara from Srinivasan in a mantra initiation during his three month stay in the Bahamas Sivananda Ashram as a Karma Yogi. Omkara Kevin has also learned and practiced meditation at the Vipasana meditation center
of Shelburne Mass.
Since beginning his practice, Omkara Kevin has learned the importance of purification of mind, body and action. Those close to him noticed his growing sense of peace, and started asking him to teach them yoga. Though he never planned to teach, Kevin is grateful to share the transforming power of a steady yoga practice with his students and fellow teachers.
One way he does this is with Mantra and Kirtan, which he learned from ShivaShakti, and from his three month stay in the Sivananda ashram. Mantra has now become a part of Omkara's daily sadhana practice. He leads Kirtans and teaches mantras for individual practice Bhakti Yoga.
At ShivaShakti, Omkara Kevin was also certified in the healing art of Nuad Bo-Rarn (Thai Bodywork).
Omkara Kevin is always delving deeper into his studies and practices and has attended many workshops including Physical Therapist Joint Therapy, Herbalisim, AcroYoga, Defying Gravity inversions, Mudras, Assists, Ayurveda, Smart Sequencing with Ame Wren, Live Love Teach with Philip Urso, and more. He has also dabbled it the martial arts of Ju Jitsu, Shoulin Kempo, and Tai Chi .