Born and brought up mostly in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, I have been blessed with a spiritual family devoted to the Advaita Vedanta philosophy of the realized soul, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa,and his foremost disciple, the Cyclonic Monk of India, Swami Vivekananda. As a matter of fact, I have had my secondary, higher-secondary, and undergraduate education at the Ramakrishna Mission residential schools and college, staying at the Ashrama campusesfor more than 11 long years –age 10+ until 22+ years old. Thus, my virtual parents have been the monks of the Ramakrishna order at the Ashramas, raising me with the profound spirituality and philosophy of the IndianCulture.
After completing my Master’sdegree from the Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi and Kolkata Center), I came to the United States,here at The PennsylvaniaState University,for my PhD studies in Statistics. I am also a concurrent MS student in Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (with Bioinformatics and Genomics option).
Here in the US, I started practicing Yogasana regularly at the Lila Yoga studios since May 2016. Commencing in September 2016, I completed the 300-Hour Lila Yoga Teacher Training in May 2017under the mentorship of Yogacharya Erica Kaufman.Recently, since June 2017, I have started taking Qigong lessons from the web resources of the Qigong Master Robert Peng. Most recently, I have started learning the fascinating science of the Traditional Thai Massage aswell.
Yoga (Sanskrit word meaning Yoking / Unity) is through-and-through a spiritual practice to me. Now having been offered, honored, and humbled with the profound responsibility of teaching the science of Yoga, my main focus is to develop an immense inner strength coupled with peace, compassion, and boundless love, so that we can gradually progress towards the path of gaining total clarity –to see life as it is! One primary, simple yet amazingly effective, tool in this process is to be “Here and Now”. Thus, while we consciously practice to live through the experiences of the yoga postures, we will develop within ourselves the “Peaceful Warrior” –warrior spirit fused with a peaceful heart.
May we be blessed to flourish to the best version of ourselves!
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