Padma is an enlightened educator and one of Canada’s most respected and popular teachers of meditation, yoga and self-realization. Padma is also the television producer and host of 143 episodes of the "Padma Yoga" television series aired across Canada since 2003, and has produced 12 DVDs of her work. Padma, Marla Stewart, holds a B.Sc. in Biology. She has taught meditation and yoga to A-list Hollywood stars and to top businesses since 2000, has developed an original Meditation Training Program, and recently launched the Padma Meditation Teacher Training Program, offering meditation retreats in India and Canada. Padma has over 30 years of experience in yoga and meditation, including a one-decade advanced meditation retreat in the Himalayas of India, where she continues to spend much of her time every year. She is certified to teach Meditation, Advanced Yogic Studies and Hatha Yoga by the International Meditation Institute of India. Padma masterfully translates timeless wisdom into modern language, making complex eastern knowledge available and relevant to western culture, helping us build health and calm strength in a modern and dynamic world. She is highly regarded for her extensive studies and vast knowledge of classical yoga.