About

I am a holistic yoga and mindfulness teacher and have been immersed in yoga all of my life.

Growing up in India — the birthplace of yoga — I would watch my father meditate and do barefoot sun salutations before I eventually began my formal training with one of eight yoga masters in India, Master Kamal Srinivas. I then went on to pursue extensive training in both eastern and western styles of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, anatomy, ayurveda, myofascial release and much more.

My private and semi-sessions integrate the diversity of my 700+ hours of teacher training in all of these modalities with the hard-earned skills of 3000+ hours of teaching experience with students of all levels and capabilities.

My offerings are created to immerse you in mindfulness.

I weave themes from ancient yogic and Buddhist philosophy as well as modern scientific findings into each class — so that you will always leave class with some food for thought to bring into your daily life.

Each moment is a chance to learn, and I take each day as an opportunity to live a more yogic life. I am always exploring ways to incorporate the skill sets and tools that I have learned over the years to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life, and I find meaning and personal purpose in sharing these skills sets and tools with my students.

I offer therapeutic one-on-one sessions which are customized to meet each student’s unique needs. I can address any particular discomfort —whether it is your shoulders, wrists, low back or knees — and I will craft yoga sequences to improve the issue (or work around them safely). We will track your progress over time and make adjustments to your practice based on the results we find. Each session will end with a short guided meditation.

I lead yoga and meditation classes in the greater DC area and is grateful for the sacred duty of sitting with people in their final days as a compassionate companion.  I am a mentor with IMCW,  co-founder of Asian Sangha, and facilitate a weekly TeleSangha meditation. I also organize and lead yoga/meditation and cultural retreats to India. I cherish the 3 beings in my life: Will, Sachita and Sudhir.

Trainings & Certifications:

Classical Yoga, Pranayama Breathing & Ayurveda Training: Indian Master Kamal Srinivas

Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors Professional training : Duke University, Integrative Medicine Campus

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification program : for teaching awareness and compassion-based practices taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and the certification is issued by the Awareness Training Institute and UC Berkley’s Greater Good Science Center.

Advanced Yoga Certification : Kripalu Center, Massachusetts and CorePower Yoga

Yin Yoga Certification : Jo Phee

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction : Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

Mindful Self-Compassion Training : Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer

The Year of Living Mindfully : with Jonathan Foust

Mentors & Teachers:

Master Kamal Srinivas: One of eight living Indian Yoga Masters, Patanjali Institute of India

Jack Kornfield: Founder, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Tara Brach: Founder, Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

Jo Phee: International teacher and Senior Assistant to Yin Yoga founders Paul Grilley & Sarah Powers

Jonathan Foust: Founder, Mindfulness Training Institute of Washington DC

Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer: Founders, Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

4 thoughts on “About”

    1. Sure Martha, you are welcome to join the teleSangha, I will email you the signup form. we do have a couple of callers from MA.
      be well.
      anna

  1. I think I read on your blog that you’ll be offering yoga in Reston? I’m very interested but don’t see info about that here. Can you send me info?

    Namaste!
    Steph

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