“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – BKS Iyengar.
My guruji’s words resonate with me as I practice yoga with the goal of healing mind, body and spirit. Twenty years ago, I began my journey at the B.K.S Iyengar institute in Bombay, India. As a young girl of twelve I thrived on the challenges of performing difficult physical asanas and enjoyed the unique joy that emanates from the heart when mind and body are in union.
Yoga for me is a practice of healing the mind through the body, and so I decided to pursue a Masters in Public Health at Columbia University. My degree deepened my belief that many of the world’s physical and emotional diseases can be cured with Yoga, Ayurveda and other holistic practices. However, it was not until my mother’s passing and having to face many challenges that my appreciation for yoga deepened. This experience made me understand how closely the body, mind and spirit are connected and how influencing one of these three affects the other.
To deepen my knowledge of holistic healing practices, I undertook a teacher’s training course at OM Factory in New York and studied Ayurveda. I quit my job in healthcare advertising and dedicated myself to sharing the joy of breadth and movement with my fellow practitioners. I feel privileged to guide students on their individual journey of finding joy and self-awareness through breadth and movement and enabling their self empowerment.
– Group classes
Vinyasa Yoga at Omfactory, 300 hours, NY (2013)
Aerial Yoga at Omfactory NY (2013)
Radiant Child Yoga with Shakta Khalsa NY (2014)