I’m movement enthusiast and I have been training in dance and Yoga since the age of five. As a newcomer to Canada, I found it challenging to cope with the extreme winters. The resettling process was not an easy one for me as it took a toll on my health.
I realized that the immigration process can be quite unnerving as it can impact one’s sense of confidence and identity. I took recourse in Yoga inspired by Yogis who survive in snow-capped mountains of Himalayas with little food and clothing. This lived experience made me realize the value of Yoga in the immigrant settlement process. This compelled me to take up RYT-200 hours-teacher’s training from The Yoga Institute, Mumbai which is considered to be the oldest Yoga institute in the world.
Being an Indian, my objective is to bridge the gap between the Eastern and Western schools of thought related to the mind-body connection.
Therefore, I learnt about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, meditation and Ashtavakra Gita from the Art of Living group in Canada, in 2020. Currently, I’m also training in Dance Movement Therapy and Odissi in Canada. In the past, I have receive partial training in dance forms like Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Jazz, Ballet and contemporary. I have avidly-trekked in the mystic mountains of Himalayas. Most recently, I took a three months advanced in-depth training in body alignment, posture correction in asanas from ISVA Yoga Academy, Mumbai in 2021. Besides being a Yoga instructor, I am a social worker who specializes in dance-yoga and yoga philosophy.
My goal is to make the settlement process easier for newcomers ThruYoga.