I have been practicing yoga and meditation for over 40 years. My passionate journey of yoga started at the age of 13 when I saw a Himalayan Yogi practicing yoga under a tree on the bank of the River Ganges in the yoga capital of Rishikesh, India. I was completely drawn to his practice and here started my journey of yoga. For me yoga has become my everlasting ritual. Now it is the dance of my body and the rhythm of my breath.
I have visited Himalaya more than twenty times in my quest to develop my understanding of yoga, and have led Ashram life (SATTWIC life) and learned from Himalayan yogis and revered Gurus. I am completely dedicated to deepening my knowledge of this ancient science and art to experience a fulfilling joyful life and make my disciple/students experience same.
Mindfulness and quality of awareness created by yoga and meditation has blessed me with enthusiasm and appreciation of life no matter what, true bliss.
Having experienced the transformational power of yoga, I am committed to sharing the benefits of this ancient art with passion and enthusiasm while consistently looking for ways to improve myself as a practitioner and teacher. I strongly believe that the regular practice of yoga and meditation improves health and can increase self-awareness, thus deepening knowledge of our true nature for a more balanced and positive outlook on life.
I trained in India and also by British Wheel of Yoga (BWY Dip), London. I have been practicing with many Himalayan Yogis and renowned teachers, mainly with tutors inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, Iyengar style, Kundalini, Shivananda and Bihar School of Yoga in particular.
I have been teaching yoga internationally for over 20 years and have developed a unique e and personal teaching style, keeping classes diverse, focused and fun.
My classes focus on fluidity, following flowing sequences (VINYASA) of yoga poses. I also incorporate circular and spiral movement patterns with core awareness. DRISHTY (Drishty is gaze in Sanskrit) is used in the practice to enhance concentration and a deep sense of balance. Mindfulness and quality of awareness is invited throughout the practice.
These classes strengthen and lengthen up muscles and spine. Very helpful in achieving freedom in the joints and create a deep sense of relaxation.
I effectively incorporate healing and calming sounds of Singing Bowl and resonating sounds of breath; and diverse relaxation techniques in my classes.
This approach promotes safer and more fluid physical movement, and results in a practice that cultivates lasting strength and flexibility, inner and outer awareness, and immense energy and calm. These practices are powerful, graceful, focused and fun.
At the end of every class my students feel more energetic, strong and lifted with a deep sense of relaxation. This is my true reward and source of inspiration.
All yoga classes finish with the gesture hands close to the heart and saying “Namaste”. This means: I honour the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honour the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light and of peace. When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, we are one.
A sense of Self-awareness, love, peace and blessings radiates within.