Madhu Sai Deevanapalli
Monk, Registered Clinical Counselor (RPC), Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT, E-500 RYT), Vedic Astrologer and an Engineer (B. Tech, Electronics).
He completed his engineering diploma in 1995, before entering as the first order of monks alongside his mother, at the age of 24. He immersed himself into working on his innermost self over the next few years, with the help and guidance of his Masters in India. He travelled over 15 countries as a monk conducting workshops and retreats on mindful awareness practices, relationships, meditations, emotional intelligence, and continued with spiritual counselling as a Yoga Therapist helping people with their careers, anxiety, depression, grief, mental blocks. He opened new meditation centers in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, the USA, Nigeria, Ghana, and Mexico, and piloted many self-awareness programs in Universities and Corporations promoting self-enquiry and yogic practices leading them to a deeper self-knowledge.
Madhu Sai worked for five years in Los Angeles at an Integrative Medical Center as a Holistic Counsellor and Yoga Therapist with patients having autoimmune diseases, pregnancy complications, anxiety, depression, insomnia, past traumas and PTSD. He moved to Kamloops, BC in 2014 with his family where he co-founded The Happyness Center Foundation, an incorporated non-profit social enterprise led by equity partnership. Madhu Sai completed his training in Applied Psychology and Counselling and is a Professional Counsellor (RPC) in 2020. He is an experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with extensive experience in mental health and recovery. As a SMART Recovery Facilitator, he facilitates weekly meetings for recovery and mental well-being. He also currently works as a Drug and Alcohol counsellor at the Interior Chemical Dependency Office where he provides counselling services including assistance with disability applications, and assistance with treatment centre applications.
He developed an integrated model that combines cognitive therapy and modern approaches in building inner resilience and emotional intelligence. He supports his counselling clients with recovery and mental