- Sonja Stauder, B.A. (Japanese and Law). Adv Dip Yoga. Adv. Dip Ayur, Cert IV in Business Studies
- Director of Education and Studies and Culinary Arts, The Health Institute Australasia
- Ayurvedic Practitioner
Sonja Stauder is the director of Education and Studies and Culinary Arts at the Health Institute Australasia. She is the current treasurer of AAPA, the Australasia Ayurvedic Practitioner’s Association.
Sonja completed her Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, Melbourne with a double major in Japanese and Law in 1982. She took up training as a Fitness leader with the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation in 1985, and has been a student of Shanti Gowans from 1988 which started her intense interest in Yoga and Ayurveda, studying several courses in both. Sonja’s hobbies are Bharat Natyam, Bollywood dancing, cooking and proof-reading Shantiji’s books on Yoga and Ayurveda.
She has visited India five times and is the current treasurer of AAPA, the Australasian Ayurvedic Practitioners Association.