My interest in yoga was sparked early growing up in in the southern state of Karnataka/ India, the birthplace of Modern Yoga.
I spent most of my teens to mid 20s studying music (Berklee College of Music included). My late 20s into the early 30s were spent pursuing a successful career in music, performing at some of the most prestigious international music festivals, including the Montreux Jazz festival, The Berlin Jazz festival and the Kennedy Center. Click to watch me perform with Master percussionist Trilok Gurtu at the Lugano Jazz festival in Switzerland.
The life of a performing musician did take a toll on my personal life. That’s when I began to actively seek out yoga, with the intention of bringing more balance and well-being to my life. Yoga helped me transform from the inside out into a more physically, mentally and emotionally balanced human being.
I studied yoga in the lineage of the Father of Modern yoga - Guru Sri T Krishnamacharya, studying Ashtanga yoga with Mysore Shivaram Vishwanath (nephew of Sri Pattabhi Jois) and with several Iyengar Yoga teachers in India, including at the Iyengar Institute in Pune and Mumbai. I understand the benefits of this beautiful, ancient practice from the depths of my being.
I am passionate about bringing back its essence by making its principles, practices and values understandable and applicable to present day living. I like to make everyone feel welcome in my classes, both new and experienced yogis alike and am here to inspire you to be the best you can be - in Yoga and in other aspects of your life!
I found yoga while I was studying at the University of San Francisco. I earned a BA in Psychology & Neuroscience, primarily focused on the relationship between the mind & body.
Through consistent practice of yoga I began to see the mind & body as one cohesive system rather than as two separate entities. I felt that yoga had a uniquely beneficial effect that could only be understood through practice.
After college I furthered my studies, earning my 200-HR Yoga Teacher Certification through Yoga Alliance as well as completing a program in Holistic Nutrition with Bauman College and an internship at the UCLA Department of Neurobiology. In addition to teaching Yoga, I work as a professional Astrologer.
From my classes you can expect plenty of flow guided by music, pranayama, meditation as well as a variety of health practices that you can take with you beyond the mat. It’s important to me to create an environment where you feel free to explore your own practice while staying based in the yoga tradition. There’s nothing I love more than practicing yoga and sharing it with others. I can’t wait to see you in class!