Yoga Stops Traffick 2013 – United Against Human Trafficking

The Trafficking Protocol defines human trafficking as “the recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud or deception for the purpose of exploitation.” source: YST official website Yoga Stops Traffick is a one-day global yoga event where thousands of people around the world roll out their mats on the same day and are led through sun salutations in support of Odanadi’s work. Odanadi Seva Trust is a pioneering anti-trafficking organization in Mysore (South India) that rescues, rehabilitates and reintegrates victims of … Continue reading Yoga Stops Traffick 2013 – United Against Human Trafficking

Yoga Room Dubai – Update

We would like to thank everyone for your support and enthusiasm, and can’t wait to see you at the Yoga Room very soon. Unfortunately, there has been a delay in opening due to a major obstacle we faced, which we have thankfully been able to overcome. We will be keeping you up-to-date with our progress; keep an eye out for on-site pictures! And very soon, we will announce the exact opening date. Thank you for your patience and constant support! Continue reading Yoga Room Dubai – Update

Yoga Room in Dubai – Opening Soon

I have exciting news to share. I’ve had exciting news to share for months! But, at first it was just an idea. Then, it became an on-the-long-run plan. Then I traveled to Mysore! And I came back to Dubai not willing to settle for the life I was living. So, then we started planning for the near future. We found the space, and we fell in love. So, we had to prepare plan – a business plan. Before you know it, we were signing papers.. but we had to keep it all a secret! Mostly because we wanted to surprise … Continue reading Yoga Room in Dubai – Opening Soon

Inspirations from Students

After teaching half led primary to a wonderful group of 17 people on a Saturday morning, one of the students asked me if I added something new to the sequence. The truth is I didn’t; of course I didn’t! Who am I to add anything to a perfect system? But, in fact, I have been teaching a few asanas that I was avoiding in classes I taught before my trip to Mysore. Ever since I started teaching yoga, all I wanted to do was share the practice of Ashtanga yoga. When you’re determined to teach Ashtanga (half) primary series in … Continue reading Inspirations from Students

Thank You, India

Life after Mysore After having cried for the entire duration of my ride to Bangalore Int’l airport, I thought the life that I knew before my stay in Mysore never existed. How could it have existed – school, work, responsibilities, dreams set aside, fear? Contrary to what some think (parents, work colleagues and managers), one month in India was nowhere NEAR enough or a long time. And although I tried my absolute hardest to seize every second of my trip, I sometimes feel like I could have done so much more to make the moments last longer, or forever. But, … Continue reading Thank You, India