About Trika Method Founders

“Trika Method’s Architect...”

 
 
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Kol Martens (Dharma Bodhi)

Kol Martens, the founder of Trika Method, began his own journey into the world of self-discovery and self-healing with the practice of traditional hatha yoga, meditation and martial arts. He was an avid reader of Asian philosophy but was equally interested in the modern sciences related to health and mind. In undergrad he enjoyed studying biochemistry, genetics, and psychology. In post-grad he earned a degree in chiropractic, and post-graduate certificates in physical therapy and spinal biophysics.

After graduation he dove deeply into the body-mind-spirit technologies of India, Tibet and China and learned from many great teachers. For over two decades he tested what he learned on himself and with thousands of patients and clients in his clinics, martial arts and yoga studios.

Seeing the staggering increase in the numbers of people suffering from the ailments of modernity such as stress, despair, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, pain syndromes, emotional and mental problems he put together a simple to understand, easy to use, yet effective system of self-discovery and self-healing based upon his direct experience with the wisdom traditions of the east and his knowledge of modern sciences.

 
 

VP of Curricula Development

STEPH GUSMAN

While pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at CSPP in San Francisco, Stephanie met Kol Martens (founder of Trika Method) and began an in-depth study in the therapeutic modality for treating mental and emotional issues drawn from the philosophy and methodologies of non-dual Central Asian traditions of Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda.

Her training involved daily immersion in a rich learning and practice environment in the secluded mountains of northeast Thailand, deepened by traveling regularly to assist Dr. Martens in presenting retreats and seminars. During her training, Stephanie worked with clients one-on-one, taught Trika Mahasiddha Yoga at the Thailand center, and received specialized training in Tantrik Astrology with Claudia Alfonso and Kol Martens.

In 2015, Stephanie took on the role of VP of Curricula Development for Trika Method, helping Kol organize the vast array of knowledge and methods of the non-dual Central Asian yoga, meditation and medicine traditions into an easily accessible structure available worldwide. It was her desire and interest to see a method established with the practical application of habit formation to give people a formula to integrate these self-sciences into their lives to attain real change and growth.

Stephanie continues to travel, train and develop curricula for Trika Method. It is her passion to actualize her full potential on the human path via meditation, Trika Mahasiddha Yoga and Tantrik Astrology.