Our name "Sattvica" is derived from the Sanskrit word "sattva" and implies "in the mode of goodness".


Our principals combine more than 30 years of experience in the fields of: Pure and Simple Nutrition, Alternative Health, Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Stress Management, Design and Color Consultations.

They travel and speak nationally and internationally and have extensive training and experience in a proven system of integrating techniques that encompass the “Healing Arts”, of mind, body and spirit.


Sattvica Pure and Simple Living offers programs and support to those seeking a more balanced and harmonious life for themselves, their families, their employees and the planet.

The merging of our businesses came about as a result of the need to celebrate the identity of each client individually. We realized that no two people are alike. Each one of us is endowed with a uniqueness, a combination of traits that set us apart. All these distinguishing differences create the diversity that brings wonder to our world.

By honoring these individual traits, we offer a menu of modalities that assist each one on their physical, mental, spiritual and emotional journey through life.

"Our teacher has shown us that only in giving does the life become rich"

We offer solutions for 

Pure and Simple Living 

​in a busy world

Geneviéve Ford McDermott

Geneviéve is a certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher with The School of Royal Yoga Inc. and a Reiki Master. In addition to designing harmonious spaces she offers Reiki treatments and teaches a variety of classes at corporations, schools, senior centers and children’s hospitals.

Geneviéve is an Interior Designer and graduate of the Parsons School of Design, New York. She also studied Landscape and Flower design in the Bronx at the Botanical Gardens.

Genevieve has designed residences and commercial properties in New York City, the Hamptons, Connecticut, Washington D.C. and Internationally in Canada and China. 

She has studied Vaastu and worked with a Vaastu architect to integrate these natural elements into her designs to enhance the spaces in which we live and work.

​​Michele Zebert Caws

Michele instructs Yoga classes, Yoga Instructor Certification Courses and offers Health and Wellness Counseling with a holistic nutrition perspective that is easily assimilated into every day life.

​Michele has combined a life long passion for health with a desire to assist her clients and students in taking responsibility for their health and well-being by integrating the ancient sciences of Yoga, Reiki and Ayurveda with modern nutrition. She offers Health and Wellness Counseling, Presentations and Workshops to corporations, groups and private clients. All programs are designed to meet the individual needs of each client.

Michele is certified with The Royal Pathways Inc., The School of Royal Yoga Inc. and has been instructing all levels of Yoga for more than twelve years – intermediate, beginner, chair, gentle, senior, prenatal, mother and baby, teens, children, special needs and Yoga Instructor Certification.
Michele is certified with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and has continued to expand her studies with many certifications in the alternative health field including ANMC NULife Sciences, Healing Ayurved Center in Pune, India and The Royal Pathways Inc. in Toronto. Michele is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Michele is a graduate of the Durban University of Technology, South Africa. She worked in Information Technology in Financial Services and the Home Health Industry for twenty years before transitioning into the alternative health field.