Born in Bombay. Living in Berlin since 2013. Mother to two beautiful children and a curious cat. Yoga is and has always been an integral part of my life. Growing up in a South Indian family listening to Sanskrit chants in the mornings. Attending rituals at my uncles place was an important part of my childhood.
My curiosity about suffering and happiness took me to my first Yoga school. Yoga has always helped me find peace within. It has taught me to look at life in a more wholistic way and take things one breath at a time.
My own journey in the path of yoga, meditation and healing started in the late 90’s with teachers from the Yoga Institute in Mumbai. And ever since I have been a curious student learning from different schools and teachers (The Yoga Institute, Sivananda Ashram, Iyengar Yoga, Art of Living, Reiki, Viniyoga School in Berlin, Kundalini Yoga, Svastha Yoga Therapy, Birthlight Baby Yoga, Yoga for children, Ipsalu School of Tantra, Birthlover. And all these teachings combined with my life experience contribute to who I am and what I teach today.
why join me
Yoga is beyond Asana. Yoga means unity. Unity of body, breath & mind. Unity with your inner wisdom. Unity with yourself & your surrounding. Nature, neighbours, society & neighbourhood. Unity with the divine.
Through my classes I intend to create a safe space & a brave space where you can simple be, listen to your fears, desires & boundaries. Evolve spiritually, unite the body, breath & mind.
My classes are open to all who wish to practice this ancient practice with respect to its origins. Yoga is not about being good or flexible. It is about accepting who you are everyday, accepting that we are human and striving to become better versions of us.
Celebrate your body, train your mind and unlock the power of your breath. And in the process connect with the divine within.
Connect with others who share the space and journey with you. We walk this path together whenever you wish to start for yourself, whether it is to find strength in your body, stay fit or to connect with your inner wisdom, during pregnancy or after with your baby.
I encourage everyone who wishes to find a mindful practice that’s just right for them to say YA and try a class now.
Where i Teach
Yoga is for everyone and should be accessible for all.
I teach at the Spree Hebammen praxis, Nogatstr 56 on Tuesdays.
Wednesdays at the family centre in Droryplatz & Treptow (Free for participants)
Fridays – Family centre in Lucie-lamec str (Subsidised classes)
Yoga is a way of life
Yoga For You
Mindful Hatha yoga
My yoga classes for adults are open to all individuals who wish to practice in a conscious & loving way. I believe the world is fast enough and yoga is time to slow down and enjoy the stillness.
Yoga For Women
Pregnancy Yoga & Post-Natal Yoga
Preparing the body, mind and soul for a beautiful birth.
The post natal class help mothers strengthen their core & pelvic floor muscles. Make room for connecting with your new self and other mothers.
As a mother of two I cherish the sharing and learning that takes place in the class deeply.
Yoga & Massage for Babys
Indian Babymassage & Birthlight Baby Yoga
Baby massage is deeply routed in Indian culture . It is a beautiful way to bond with your new born and is now even scientifically proven to help babies sleep and eat better and has positive influences on the baby’s development.
Birthlight Baby yoga is for babies above 12 weeks. An hour of bonding, exploring the body through movement combined with singing. Parents learn how they can carry their baby while taking care of their own body, different holds to calm the baby.
THINGS THAT MAKE ME GO HMMM....
Community- Yoga & Social Justice
Mixed cultures, genders & generations. Upcycling. Nature & Neighbours
I found home in a beautiful community space called Sari-Sari. Where I wasn’t put in any of these boxes ( Indian, Yoga teacher, Mother) and was allowed to re-discover and show many sides of me.
Since then I have been working on projects here with the aim of bringing neighbours together, blending cultures, genders & generations in Schillerkiez. Creating and holding space for everyone to discover and show themselves.
Kiez Kinder Karneval-
A project with & for kids from Karl Weise Schule. Integrating Yoga, Dance, Theatre & Upcycling. Guiding kids to discover body, breath, movement, themselves, the neighbourhood, Upcycling things, movement & ideas.
Yoga is beyond Asana. It is often misrepresented in the west and sold as exercises to help stretch the body and attain a perfect body. Asanas is one of the 8 limbs of Yoga. The aim of the physical practice is to experience the stillness of the mind.
It is a path that is not about being good but doing good.
It is open for every body.
It is path of self observance and initiating change.
Becoming a better version of yourself to create a better world.
I invite you to join me on sundays at Herrfurthstr church for Decolonize Yoga.
Open for every body.
respecting the ancient practice. respecting your own journey.
If you are new to yoga or already a teacher come join me if you believe in this mindful ancient practice and wish to also acknowledge the role we play in practicing with respect.
Food, culture & my ancestors
I have always loved eating. But in Berlin, the lack of authentic Indian food made me start cooking.
And soon it became a way for me to cherish & share my passion, my culture and the quirks of my family.
My dream is to have a place around Berlin that is inspired by my grandfathers home, which was popular as ‘Annapurna house’ a place where you could get food, shelter and a warm welcome anytime of the day or night. Open to anyone passing through the village, in need of a place or a bite for free.
My mothers was famous for handing everyone who simply rang our bell a piping cup of South-Indian filter coffee.
I am happy to inherit their love and passion to serve.
I believe food has the power to melt hearts and cross borders. We are all made of the same ingredients, our place of birth decides how we spice our life & neighbourhood. Our culture plays a role on how we talk or dress.
My community project (Same-Same) is based on the belief that we are made of the same ingredients. With this core idea we cook two dishes from two different cultures/ countries with one common ingredient and watch as we eat together and share stories and anecdotes how we start to see the similarities we share and let go of the differences and truly accept everything that once seemed far and foreign.
I cook Indian food in sari-sari, Ayurveda inspired food at yoga retreats. Bombay Street-food at street festivals in my Kiez whenever I can.
Heart Chor & Sodala
Sing like no one is listening & dance like nobody was watching.
This is what i have been learning as i first started to allow myself to sing & perform with heart chor & sari -sari’s social dance laboratory.
Copywriter, Conceptualizer & Creative Thinker.
My background in media and experience as a creative & strategic thinker is an important part of my work history and life experience.
Even though I chose not to use my ideas to sell products that make big brands rich. I do believe in using my skills to empower start-ups & local brands. This is how I started to work with the kiez local beer brand Neulich.
And I am happy to help women entrepreneurs & start-ups find their big idea and successful communication strategy
Mittwoch- Freitag: 14 to 17 Uhr
Yoga in Neukölln Schwangeren Yoga Hatha Yoga Rückbildungs Yoga Baby Yoga Babymassage
Nogatstr, 56 12051, Berlin