Hridaya Mudra- the Heart Consciousness Mudra
I'm a creative and compassionate yoga teacher with a precise and mindful style. Since the late 80's starting at Spa Lady as a teen, I've guided people to move, breathe, feel, release, center and heal. My knowledge of the mind, body and emotional connection is drawn from a lifetime of ballet and modern dance training as well as body building with New Jersey's best. I received my yoga teacher training from Cyndi Lee's Buddhist inspired yoga school, Om Yoga. I studied under the mentorship of Cyndi Lee, Jennifer Brilliant, Dana Strong, Susan "Lippy" Orem and David Nichtern. Seeking yoga's wisdom, I studied ancient scriptures like the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Prapadipika and Bhagavad Gita with Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally. Today I gratefully enjoy the teachings of Dada Vaswani, my Father in Law's guru, who is from The Sadhu Vaswani Mission in Pune, India. I have also completed The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course based on the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn at Ramapo College of New Jersey under the mentorship of Carol Bowman.
My students range from the domestic goddess to the CEO. In addition to the many lovely people I work with each week, I've coached by way of yoga, Joshua Bell, the violinist. I also rehabilitated the NBA's Alonzo Mourning post kidney transplant. Zo then went onto victoriously play with the Miami Heat. I have also been on several TV shows promoting health including being a wellness consultant for the "Today Show."
I have appeared, created and produced my "Yoga Wisdom for Tight Hips and Shoulders" DVD series and have trained many successful yoga teachers to teach. Today I'm happily raising my two sons with my husband Amit as well as leading weekly yoga classes, seasonal workshops and training teachers to teach yoga at Ramapo College of New Jersey and Birchwood Center of Yoga and Massage in Nyack, New York. I also write weekly posts in my lifestyle blog, Glamorous Yogini and I have created several online yoga practices at Yoga International. My Compassion Yoga Flow online practices raise awareness to The Himalayan Institute's One Tribe Project who is successfully building libraries in Cameroon, Africa. Click on the links below to view.
45-Minute Compassion Yoga Flow | Yoga International