I grew up in a small city called Jamnagar in Gujarat, India. Jamnagar is very close to Krishnanagri, Dwarka. Several healing practices were prevalent in the city like acupressure, acupuncture: Jamnagar also has one of the oldest Ayurveda university and hospital. Yoga was a very normal way of living life.
In the mornings as and when time permitted, we performed yoga. We did sun salutations in the twilight’s, and most of us kids could do budh padmasana (full locust pose), standing chakra asana, full wheel performed by standing.
But I never took yoga seriously, until my cholesterol levels shot up with the birth of my second child. It was then, that I practiced yoga religiously. Within 2 months of daily yoga practice, my cholesterol levels went down by 70 points, my backache vanished and I gained strength. This is how my journey towards yoga started…
I have also been practicing meditation for 20 plus years.Yoga and meditation are my passion. I teach the authentic form of these.
I have Yoga Teacher Certification from 3 different institutes. The last being from highly reputable organization – QCI (Quality Council of India). I have also completed an extensive anatomy and physiology class to understand practical application of yoga in teaching.
I am a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (ERYT – 200), and have been teaching professional Yoga Asanas since 2011 up until July 2015 at TanviYoga Studio in Iselin, NJ. I now run the Yoga Studio in Irvine, CA (since Aug 2015).
I am also a certified apparel designer and left professional work (of 10+ years) after the birth of my first child.
My mission is to teach Yoga and Breathing Techniques (Pranayamas) in its authentic form, as well as using current techniques to cater to my clients needs.