"Yoga is a state of missing nothing."~ Manorama, Founder of Sanskrit Studies
My first teacher was my beloved father. When I was growing up, he would clean the garden every morning. As he did so, he would tell me that we need to constantly keep our heart clear, just like cleaning the garden. Because I grew up listening to the Taoist teachings of my father, who was a Taoist lecturer, Yoga Sutra felt particularly familiar to me when I first read it in 2006. Truth, as it turns out, is universal.
Life always gives us guidance at the appropriate times. I started my exploration of yoga after I met my first yoga teacher, John Ang. After which, I had the honor to learn Ashtanga Yoga and complete 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training with Paul Dallaghan and Neil Parker. I also had the opportunity to study pranayama with O.P. Tiwari and connect with the beauty and power of nature at Koh Samui, Thailand. Ever since I first tried Jivamukti Yoga in 2006, a style of yoga that leads to the path of liberation through compassion to all beings, I tried to study directly with Sharon Gannon and David Life, the Jivamukti founders, every chance I get. And in 2009, I finally completed the 300-hour Jivamukti teacher training in New York and became a certified Jivamukti teacher. Since then I took many opportunities to assist in all kinds of Jivamukti workshops and immersions, dedicating all I have learned through service. I feel tremendous gratitude towards the path I had thus far. It allows me to experience the state of contentment, the state of missing nothing.
My teaching style is free and lively, full of humor and music. I attempt to integrate the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern life. Through the studies of yoga scriptures, the practice of non-harming actions, we can experience the harmony and beauty of life.
2007 200-hr Teachers Training with Centered Yoga Institute
2009 300-hr Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training Program
2013 800-hr Jivamukti Yoga Teaching Apprenticeship Program Teacher Certification
2008, 2011 2-week Immersion of Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy with Sri. O. P Tiwariji
2009, 2010, 2013 Jivamukti Yoga Woodstock