Rooted in the birthplace of modern yoga, Karnataka, India, I spent my childhood unknowingly embarking on a journey that would transform my life. Yoga was my playground in my early teens, but my heart was set on a different beat, literally. I immersed myself in the rhythm of music, pursuing my education at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and crafting a successful career as a performer and composer.
It wasn't until my late twenties that I heard the resonant call of yoga once more, this time at the esteemed Iyengar Institute in Pune. This ignited a profound dedication within me, leading to over 15 years of studying Ashtanga & Hatha Yoga under the guidance of the eminent M S Viswanath, the nephew and senior disciple of Sri Pattabhi Jois. My pursuit for knowledge didn't stop there - I've been fortunate to learn Iyengar Yoga from some of India's great teachers, including Birjoo Mehta and Dr. Rajalakshmi, among others.
Now, as an E-RYT500 certified instructor with more than 10,000 hours of teaching experience, and an Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, I offer a comprehensive range of yoga styles. My expertise spans Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative yoga. But it's not just about the physical - to me, yoga is the beautiful system of transcending negative states and discovering the pure, positive essence of our beings.
As a teacher, my purpose is to guide my students in navigating this journey. To minimize suffering and maximize bliss. To create an environment where peace, love, and joy aren't just destinations, but the pathway itself. And I do this with a balance of wisdom and creativity, knowledge and innovation, discipline and approachability. Because at the end of the day, I am not just a teacher, but a dedicated student of life who respects the unique journey each of us are on.
And while I may not be strumming chords on a stage all the time anymore, the harmony of yoga is a symphony that I share with my students every day. Here's to finding our inner rhythm and dancing with life, one asana at a time.
I have been practicing yoga for seven years now, and I can attest to its benefits in every aspect of my life. It was in Boston where I discovered my passion for yoga, and I have been teaching it in Los Angeles since 2019. I completed my yoga teacher training at the beginning of 2020, and my teachings are based on the spiritual and philosophical aspects of yoga. I aim to make yoga accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Apart from teaching yoga, I work as a life coach with clients from all over the world.
I've trained as a 200hr RYT with both LAIYLA and Shiva Yoga in Los Angeles. My journey led me to learn from yoga luminaries like Garth Hewitt in LA and an enriching experience at Samadhi Yoga in Mexico City. With a background in Medicine, I'm passionate about blending its principles with yoga to provide a holistic health approach. I can't wait to share this union of mind and body with you at Magic Carpet Yoga!
With over a decade immersed in the world of yoga and two years as a 200hr RYT instructor, I've witnessed the profound union of mind and body. My journey into teaching yoga complements my background in individual therapy. I've come to realize that while talk therapy has its merits, true healing often necessitates a deeper bodily connection. Current research echoes this sentiment, suggesting that many mental health challenges arise from a disrupted harmony between the mind and body. Yoga, in its essence, bridges this gap.
In my sessions, you'll experience a blend of intentional movement synchronized with breath, aiming to fortify the mind-body bond. I advocate for a nurturing approach to our bodies, inviting students to explore poses with curiosity and embrace their physical limits with kindness. My personal yoga journey has taught me the value of listening to and cherishing my body—a lesson I eagerly share in every class.
Outside the studio, my passions include hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, supporting my partner's coffee cart venture, and cherishing moments with our canine companion. I look forward to sharing the transformative power of yoga with you.