About Gajra Marquez
Gajra Marquez was a teenager when she began following the Siddha Yoga path in Mexico City in 1996, participating in weekly teen satsangs and in Shaktipat Intensives for young people. Gajra attended college in Montreal, Canada, and there she offered seva at the Siddha Yoga Meditation Center in Montreal as a translator, host, and coach. Following her participation in a Siddha Yoga Teacher Training Program, she began teaching Siddha Yoga meditation while continuing to offer seva as a translator for young people’s programs. Today, she serves as a host and translator in the meditation center and as a writer in the SYDA Foundation Content Department.
Gajra holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from McGill University and a master’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Montreal. She teaches anthropology at John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, a suburb of Montreal. Gajra lives in Montreal with her husband and their three children.