CHANDRA CRYSTAL STERMER
Chandra Crystal Stermer is Vedika’s Facilities Coordinator. She began studying with Acharya Shunya in 2013 and has been leading quarterly cleanings at Vedika, as well as retreat decorations and set-up since soon after she began studying.
Chandra came to Vedika with a background as a yoga instructor and therapist for various studios, private clients and San Francisco Park and Recreation. She is also a Thai massage therapist, mentor and yoga instructor for at-risk youth. She additionally has experience as a union and community organizer, preschool teacher and teaching English as a second language in a Costa Rican elementary school.
She has experience with volunteer positions at various non-profits serving the homeless and at-risk populations, including a lifelong association with the Delancey Street Foundation in San Francisco.
Chandra feels grateful to Acharya Shunya for giving her endless tools to find her way back home when she is lost and forgetful. Acharya Shunya’s teachings have helped her spend more of her time in light and she is inspired by and proud of her role in beautifying Vedika, which she feels has, in turn cleaned up and beautified her home, personal life and most importantly her mind in ways words can’t explain.