I started flirting with yoga in 2005, but I didn’t fall in love with yoga until 2007. It all started when I enrolled in the Classical Yoga Teachers Training at Kashi Atlanta. Prior to the training, I did yoga 1-2 times per week so committing to a daily sadhana or practice seemed like a big stretch for me. But before I knew it, I was coming home after work to put down my yoga mat and practice for 1-2 hours daily. My body was craving it and I began to feel better in my body. I noticed that my energy level had increased and I slept better. My mood improved and I was able to not “sweat the small stuff” so much. Now don’t get me wrong, everyday wasn’t sunshine but I definitely experienced a positive change happening in my life. And I liked it! Even my friends, family and co-workers noticed that there was something different about me. And just like a schoolgirl with a crush, I would blush and say, “I’ve been doing more yoga”. My love affair with yoga was sparked by my spiritual teacher, Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati and my Guru, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. Yoga has been a catalyst for my personal and professional transformations. For the love of yoga, I will always be a student first and teacher second. So here I am, 7 years later and still in love.
Now I ask, when did you fall in love with yoga?