Born and raised in Calcutta, India, Yoga was always an integral part of Pooja’s family and culture. From memories of her mother praying, chanting and practicing Pranayama, the many aspects of Yoga have had a profound effect on Pooja’s life.
In 2000 Pooja met Moksha and was introduced to the Ashtanga system, which she embraced immediately. She completed her teachers training with Moksha, has travelled to Mysore to study with Sharath and returns regularly with her family to Goa, India, to practice under the instruction and guidance of Rolf and Marci Naujokat. Taking the opportunity to do workshops with some of the most amazing Yogis; Paddy McGrath, Simon Borg Olivier, Tiffany Cruikshank and Mark Robberds, has been some of the most rewarding experiences on this path.
Although regular practice has often been challenged by her role as a mother to three beautiful boys, Pooja always returns to her mat with love, passion and humility. Pooja’s teaching style is strongly influenced by her compassion for integrating the challenges and rewards of life off the yoga mat, such as being a busy mum, onto the yoga mat. Pooja is thankful to all the teachers and students past and present she has met along the way and continues to meet :)
Pooja is a certified kids yoga teacher and is passionate about healing the body naturally with homeopathy and nutrition. Like the practice of yoga, she feels beautiful food allows the body to be respected, treated and loved, for the temple that it is.
"Yoga for me embodies the image of a Lotus…the exquisite unfolding and continual revealing of each petal…
I love every bit and feel infinitely blessed.....
And I’m not even close to the core! Yoga is a journey and a destination."