Jackie Bogdan

Jackie is the Director of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo. She is an E-YT500 and AYS-certified instructor. Her study of yoga began at the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo over 30 years ago with Rolf and Mary Gail Sovik. Her interests led to a period of residential study with her husband, James, at the Himalayan Institute’s home campus in Honesdale, PA, from 1994 to 1997. At the Institute, she learned to incorporate the concepts and practice of yoga as part of a holistic living experience that included hatha yoga and meditation, training in the philosophy of yoga, and practice of a yoga-inspired lifestyle under the guidance of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD. Jackie, who holds a degree in graphic design from Buffalo State College, worked for Yoga International magazine for over 18 years. She became the Director of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo in 2013.