Guiltless Pleasures: Walks in nature with my husband and children, learning about: spirituality, yoga philosophy, meditation, the wonders of the infinite cosmos and the human potential for discoveries & inventions.
Why Yoga: Growing up in India in the yogic culture and practicing yoga ever since I can remember, I cannot not do yoga and talk about its benefits on our mind and body.
Certifications: Yoga & Meditation TT from Master Kamal Srinivas of Patanjali Yoga Institute, India, Core Power Yoga L1 200hr & Level2 TT 40hr, Duke University’s Certificate in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program with Insight Meditation Community of Washington
Born: Fairfax, VA
Guiltless Pleasures: ice cream, naps with my 2 dogs, reading, outdoor music concerts, Homeland on Showtime, walks in nature with my hubby & exploring new music & sounds on Spotify.
Why Yoga: I practice because it helps me to stay calm, be fully present, and make decisions in my life. In 2013, my life changed as I had a VAD that caused a stroke. I enjoy sharing with others, dealing with their own life's changes, the reminder that our yoga is always changing along our journey.
Certifications: Pure Prana Holistic Yoga Teacher 200hr, Kripalu Yoga Teacher 500hr with a focus on integrating Ayurveda, YoKids YTT, Prenatal Teacher Training w/Janice Clarfield, Divine Sleep YTT
Born: Teaneck, New Jersey
Guiltless Pleasures: British murder mystery shows, reading nonfiction books, gardening, nature photography, honey roasted peanuts.
Why yoga: Yoga provides the necessary "me" time to de-stress, reconnect with my breath, and rejuvenate my whole being. Yoga also reinforces the idea of embracing the journey (instead of just wanting to be there already).
Certifications: Blue Nectar 200 hour
Born: Clearwater, Florida
Guiltless pleasures: Savasana, warm fuzzy feelings, good books, sunsets, weekends, addicting puzzles, & guacamole.
Why yoga: When I need to breathe and connect, I practice yoga. I believe whole-heartedly that yoga enables me to pay attention, connect the dots, decide how much and what I want to change, and find the inherent, innate joy that lives in every cell of my body.
Certifications: JourneYoga 200 hr.