Dharma - why am I here?
Yoga and meditation have helped me discover who I am and identify my lifes dharma.
Dharma refers to one’s life purpose. It is why we are here, the deeper lessons we’ve come to understand and the gifts we’ve come to offer the world. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna counsels a doubting and confused Arjuna: “It is better to do one’s own dharma, however imperfectly, than to do another’s, however perfectly.” In Vedic times, one’s role in society was prescribed depending on one’s caste, whether it was to be laborer, warrior, merchant, or priest. In modern times, especially in the West, when such roles aren’t defined, following dharma challenges us to listen to and follow our inner compass and the wise counsel of trusted spiritual friends.
Yoga has taught me that life is enchanted and beautiful, full of mystery and full of love, magic happens and the universe has your back. It has taught me about courage and faith, how to move past self percieved boundaries. it has taught me to be resilient, compassionate, peaceful and loving. I am passionate about guiding others on their path of yoga and personal journey.
As I embark upon a new phase of my life, I intend to share the knowledge I have accumulated with others and inspire them to live a happier and more fulfilled life. Namaste
Yoga Teacher Training Calendar 2019
200 hr YTT - Manda
February 24th - March 16th 2019
200 hr YTT - Senegal
April 13th - April 23rd part 1
June 1st - June 8th 2019 part 2
100 hr Yin and Meditation YTT - Cyprus
September 1st - September 9th 2019
200 hr YTT East Africa
November 3rd - November 23rd 2019
Vinyasa flow, yin yoga, yoga nidra
To me yoga is a daily practice of surrendering to the power of now and honoring one’s truth. My teaching style consists of fun, funky flowing asanas that inspire curiosity about the body and invite an internal feeling of awakening. I like to weave pranayama and yoga philosophy into the practice and I am excited when a student transcends their own boundaries.
I believe in the value of conscious movement that cultivates strength, flexibility and awareness. My students can expect to be lead through an intelligent sequence of postures, with hands on adjustments and helpful alignment ques designed to build deeper communication between the body and mind. I am a shiatsu practitioner and reiki level II. My love for the subtle body as well as physical body can be identified in the way I teach. I support the health of the physical body, whilst producing a positive influence on ones inner landscape.”
Vinyasa flow, dynamic meditation
To me, yoga is the freedom of being. I love teaching yoga asana and pranayama personalised to every student, giving every single person space to grow and express. My style of teaching is creative flow, though in the recent few months, I have moved towards teaching basics. I truly believe that to be "advanced" in any aspect of life (including yoga), you have to perfect your basic. Translating yogasana into real life situations is what I enjoy the most. Being a biologist, I also firmly believe that there is no one size fits all in anything in life. Currently, I am working on devising a program that helps us use yoga as a tool for personal development and growth. My aim is to make impact, and to facilitate teachers not just to teach yoga asana, but also create an empowered and thus empowering community.
Payal is a biotechnologist turned Yoga teacher