Dr. Rene David Alkalay, PhD, ND, AANC, CYT


FOUNDER AND SPIRITUAL PRECEPTOR OF THE GENESIS SOCIETYRené David Alklay is a teacher, healer and author. He started his journey on the path to enlightenment as a student of yoga and meditation in 1958, studying with such outstanding teachers as Richard Hittelman, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Satchidenanda, BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, and Srivatsa Ramaswami. He met his master, Sri Swami Rama in 1983 and was initiated into the Himalayan tradition by Swamiji in 1986.

Dr. René is a lifelong student of Kriya, Kundalini and Tantra Yoga. At his initiation, Swamiji revealed the personal mission that Dr. Renè was to fulfill, to teach and to transmit a tradition of meditation and interfaith understanding to future generations of spiritual aspirants. As a jnana yogi, he is a student and teacher of a number of disciplines of metaphysical and esoteric knowledge including Judaism, Christianity, Daoism, Buddhism and several forms of ancient Pagan religions and philosophies

In 1988 he founded, and has served as Spiritual Preceptor, of Genesis Society, a 501(C)3 not-for-profit organization, with the mission to develop a holistic paradigm, one that integrates cultures and peoples by promoting cross-cultural understanding and cooperation. The programs he developed under the auspices of The Genesis Society include: East-West Center for Interfaith Studies, The Genesis Center for Environmental Studies and The Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness Center.

Rachelle Alkalay


Our President, Rachelle Alkalay, has overseen day-to-day operations since the founding of our organization. She brings her years of analytical, literary, and supervisory experience in the professional world to her daily management of all the aspects of the Genesis Society. In her capacity as president of the Genesis society, she has served selflessly to promulgate the message of the Genesis Society. Her organizational skills, her energy and continuing commitment as well as her application of the practical knowledge of finance have been the stabilizing force at the core of The Genesis Society



Administrative Support/ Front Desk Receptionist

Anya Nova

Marketing/Social Media/Event Coordinator

Anya Nova is a 200 hr RYT, poet, and community organizer. She helps with marketing, events, content creation, and building connections.

Note from Anya:
My mission is to inspire yogis, artists, and small businesses to thrive. If you are interested in connecting or partnering with us, feel free to contact me.

Timothy Yee

IT Specialist/ Web Development

Tim is in charge of IT, data backup, general technical work and front desk service. He also works with the cloud storage network and keeping the machines in the office running smoothly.

Note from Tim:
I’m always happy to help with something as long as it’s within my capabilities. If you ever have any questions, please let me know and I’ll do what I can or point you in the right direction.