Gya , RYT-200, was born in the Himalayas and spent the first 18 years of her life there. She had the good fortune to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many other spiritual teachers growing up. Tibetan Buddhism and Goddess practices shaped her upbringing, while she attended a convent school. As a result of these early experiences, Gya has developed an eclectic approach to spirituality. She was born a seeker, and went through a spiritual awakening around 2010-2011. Soon after that, she found the Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP), and they became the core of her spiritual practice. The Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) are an integrated system of practices covering all eight limbs of yoga.
Gya teaches in retreats, leads meditation groups, and teaches asanas from gentle to vinyasa/power yoga and corporate yoga. She dances along the edge of inner and outer, and bridges the chasm between spiritual and mundane, and in this union arises a lucid aliveness that permeates every waking moment of her journey.
Yogani is her primary teacher on the spiritual path. Paramahansa Yogananda, Ramana Maharishi, Shirdi Sai Baba, Sally Kempton, Paul Muller-Ortega, Patanjali are some of the other teachers who have been sources of inspiration. She is drawn to Kashmir Shaivism and Tibetan Buddhism.
In her professional life, Gya is an accountant for a Real Estate Investment and Management Company. She will be leading her first group retreat in February 2020.