Priyanka graduated from the American Embassy School in 1995, and therefore has a keen pulse on both the Indian and expat community in Delhi. She has been teaching yoga for over 5 years.
Priyanka has been practicing Sivanandas’ Hatha Yoga since she was 17. She spent months in ashrams teaching and assisting, yet wanted to deepen her awareness and understanding of the breath and embarked on a journey of Vipassana meditation. The two different approaches overlapped to strengthen her yoga practice – which led to her to Ashtanga Yoga at the Pattabhi Jois Institute, Mysore.
She has continued to explore other forms such as Acro Yoga, Kundalini, Jivamukti, Anusara, Partner and Yin Yoga. The different styles have served to enrich her teaching abilities since she teaches a traditional form of personalized yoga; catering to expats, diplomats and ambassadors' wives. This requires her to be well versed in all the forms of yoga, that are being offered in the 21st century, and allows her to blend the traditional with the new wave that has taken the world by storm...
Her free time is spent at yoga festivals, travelling and learning different dance forms such as kizomba, bachata and salsa.
She has been exploring the fantastic possibilities of 3D solutions with her family.... airavata.co
Her journey through life can be summed up with Robert Frosts' help;
"...miles to go before I sleep..."
Interviewed by Indibeat.in for 3rd International Yoga Day
"In India, there are ample classes to choose from which teach the different forms of yoga, such as Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga and Iyengar yoga. Lessons can be conducted in studios, homes and ashrams. I eventually chose to get private Hatha yoga lessons (yes, you can!) because as a beginner I felt I needed personalized attention to get the basic poses right. My yoga guru Priyanka, tailor-made the poses (asanas) for me to fit my flexibility level (none) and ailments (many) to generate the most benefit from the asanas in the comfort of my own home and sweat pants. Hence I saluted the sun twice a week and learned how to let my stress leave with my breath in what I call the screwit-asan. Priyanka, the model for yogic patience, tolerated my creative terms and my downward dogged insistence on holding the savasan (corpse position) for far longer than needed. I called it restful meditation; she called it out as napping. Nothing gets past the seeker of love and light."
~ Excerpt from CULTURESHOCK!INDIA by Bestselling Author, Lynelle Seow (Singapore,) student for two and a half years
NDTV feature (New Delhi Television Network)
Interview with memsahibinindia
Interview with Sivana:
2nd International Yoga Day video shoot:
Featured on Little Black Book Delhi:
Interview with yogacurious:
The Pure and Eco India Magazine
~ Certified by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre.