Santa has practiced in the Vipassana tradition for over 20 years. She has sat many long retreats, completed the Dedicated Practioners Program in 2010, and is now enjoying the Advanced Practioners Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Centre.
She has been greatly influenced by the teachings of Ajahn Sumedho, with her main teachers being Phillip Moffitt, Adrianne Ross, Joseph Goldstein and Guy Armstrong. She has been authorized by Adrianne Ross and Phillip Moffitt to lead sitting groups and to teach introductory classes. A former Professor of Dance at SFU, choreographer and dancer, she taught movement and improvisation from a place of mindfulness of body, mind and heart.