"Priyanka is an excellent yoga teacher! She came to my house for about 8 times and was able to give me tailor made sessions, depending on my needs each time. As one of my goals was to get in shape after pregnancy, she was both gentle and challenging in her exercises. She gives very clear instructions and creates a nice atmosphere to feel safe and secure practicing yoga. I always felt relaxed, happy and accomplished after her classes."
~ Jorien Van Andel (The Netherlands) June 2017
Dear Delhi Dish Community: I would like to recommend my fantastic yoga instructor, Priyanka Devi Gupta. If you are looking for someone to come to your home to do tailored yoga sessions with you, definitely give her a call/email. I have been working with her since October and have been so grateful for her helping me achieve my strength and mindfulness goals. She works around my injuries, my schedule, and even my emotional health. I travel often for my work and she is great about working around my work and travel schedule. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
~ Libby Baker, (America) May 2017 (posted on Delhi dish expat community forum)
"As a non beginner but still rather stiff student I have always been very particular about my yoga lessons and instructors. Either too challenging or too boring: it is difficult to meet my demands. Priyanka did! She is the best. From the first moment I loved her lessons. Having them at home at a suitable time even for a working mom was a wonderful add on. Plus: I adore her thoughts and our philosophical talks. Cause Yoga is not only asanas, breathing and chanting – it is a lifestyle. Thank you so much, Priyanka. I hope I will find a teacher like you again in Munich."
~ Erdmuthe Hacken, (Germany) February 2017
"We have been very lucky to have Priyanka be our Yoga guru for over a year and recommend her wholeheartedly to whomever contemplates on engaging in an unforgettable, instructive and wonderful journey! Priyanka’s sessions are exquisitely structured and methods are tailor-made to the needs and capabilities of her trainees. The superb experience of Priyanka’s tutorship is not limited to the interaction during yoga sessions, but includes continuous support and mentorship. Priyanka’s unmatched skills in, deep knowledge of and unconditional love for Yoga inspire, impress and motivate!"
~ Maria Carciumaru and Radu, (Germany) February 2017
"Since yoga is a powerful combination of physical, mental and spiritual practices, for me having positive surroundings and energies while practicing is key. I can't thank Priyanka enough, for not only being an excellent teacher but also a truly delightful friend as she emits positive vibes, which have helped make my yoga journey so wonderful. Each session has a calming and relaxing effect that lasts throughout the day. After almost a year with her teachings I feel centered, healthier and much more flexible. Thanks to Priyanka, yoga practice and meditation have become a part of my routine, something I want to continue for the rest of my life."
~ Sonal Chopra, (India) January 2017
"I would like to recommend Priyanka as a great yoga teacher, I started yoga with her 2 years. As a working mom, it is not easy to find time to exercise nor to learn to remain calm in our sometimes hectic life. Priyanka has helped me a lot to achieve this and the fact that she comes to your house even better!"
~ Benedict Briot, (Belgium) December 2016 (posted on delhibabies)
"Priyanka has been an amazing yoga teacher. Thanks to her, yoga has become part of my life on a daily basis. Our classes have been an invaluable source of energy and motivation for both the body and the mind and at the same time a window through which let out stress and negative thoughts. Priyanka has gradually introduced some of the most important aspects of yoga, breathing and chakras included, adapting her teaching to my needs and my requests. After a few months of practice, my back feels stronger and my mind can readily focus. What to say? A wonderful experience you should gift yourself!”
~ Elena Valdameri, (Italy) July 2016
"Priyanka has been a wonderful yoga instructor. I have always looked forward to our weekly session. Even though I had learned some bit of Yoga beforehand, having her around made my basics very clear. The best part of Priyanka is her friendliness and approach. She isn't dogmatic and always suggest asanas best suited to our needs. Apart from all these, she is constantly available on whatsapp and shares a lot of yoga related information through the week."
~ Kunāl Majumdar, (India) June 2016
"Priyanka is an excellent yoga teacher. She tailors her class to my needs, and has helped me develop an appreciation for yoga."
~ Huei Ying, (Singapore) Jan 2016
"I credit Priyanka with teaching me some of the most important aspects of yoga, with great ease and humour. PRANAYAM breathing techniques were amazing!"
~ Lena Skadegaard, (Denmark) December 2015
"I have the best yoga teacher ever... she comes home on Saturday mornings and she is fantastic.. as a working mum, I have hardly any time for myself so the only option for me was to have someone coming home.. Priyanka is a highly experienced yoga teacher who can easily adapt the classes to the expectations, fitness and health issues of the student, she is very knowledgeable about yoga and meditation and can answer any question you may have.. I was not very fond of yoga before but she has changed my opinion about it.. and frankly speaking, I don't know what I would have done these past two years in India without Priyanka (and yoga).. I cannot recommend her more, she is quite busy though."
~ Ana Bellver, (Spain) October 2015 (posted on delhibabies)
"There are very few people who could make me enjoy physical activity, but Priyanka is most definitely one of them. When we first began lessons 4 months ago, I told her my goal was to build strength and lose some of my baby weight. She has been so effective in helping me achieve my goals that I hear her voice in my head every time I reach for a cookie. Not only have I noticed an increase in my strength and flexibility, I feel more energised on the days I have lessons with her. She takes the time to explain poses, along with the purpose and benefit of what you are doing. The thing I like most about Priyanka is her unique ability to pick up on whether you are tired, anxious or feeling under the weather, and she very quickly adapts the lesson according to your needs. I have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Priyanka and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Yoga teacher."
~ Kimberly Croy, (Singapore), September 2015
"Trying anything new can have its own apprehensions and the same was with me trying Yoga. But i was lucky to meet Priyanka and practice yoga in the comfort of my home.
She is professional, punctual and fun as a teacher. She designs the each session according to your stamina and ability. (Abilities that are not even known to yourself). I have enjoyed each and every session with her and look forward to practicing with her until my stay in India."
~ Attashin Tarapore, (Iran), August 2015
"Priyanka is a really amazing teacher, who knows her yoga and will get to know you and guide you through your yoga experience like no other, customised to you. It's been truly a pleasure to learn from her, and learn you will, through her gentle ways of bringing you closer to the yoga that you can enjoy. I had a once-weekly yoga session with her for more than a year and managed to develop my yoga skills in ways that I didn't think would be possible (starting from more or less zero). Now that I am leaving India, these yoga sessions are one of the things I will miss the most."
~ Benjamin Wahren (Germany), August 2015
"As a complete newbie to yoga I was apprehensive but Priyanka soon out me at ease. She is great at setting the pace of the class to my mood/energy levels and I always feel calm and refreshed at the end of each session. Priyanka is (thankfully!) a very patient and fun teacher. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to do yoga in the comfort of their own home."
~Michelle Parker (UK), August 2015
"Three words: I love it. AND: Priyanka is amazing. I was fairly new to the world of yoga so for me it was important to be comfortable with my teacher, and to be able to follow my own rhythm and body. She was recommended by a friend and from the beginning I knew I had found the right person. She is great in knowing what I can do but always pushes me a bit further, so that I can constantly improve. Even if I manage to meet her only once a week, in few months I have already seen considerable progress; I always look forward to the session and the way I feel after it. The fact that Priyanka is also fun, is a nice added value. I would without doubts recommend it to anybody,"
~Francesca (Italy), July 2015
"Since my arrival in Delhi ten months ago I have been practicing with Priyanka - first once every two weeks, then increasing the practice to weekly and sometimes even twice a week.
There are lots of benefits to working with Priyanka in a one-on-one class: she will consistently tweak your postures, focus on your particular weaknesses and methodically strengthen your core and arms in order to push your practice to the next level. In addition, Priyanka is truly a professional - she will document your growth, dispatching regular written feedback and photos by email, and provide instruction such that you will be able to practice solo. Notwithstanding these benefits, the reason I have continued practicing with Priyanka is because she is a fabulous person - she is astute. emotionally aware, takes everything in proportion and is super cool. I feel very lucky to have met her, to continue learning from her and to approach new adventures with her - acroyoga!
May you have the benefit of learning with and from this incredible woman."
~ Sarah Leevan (USA), May 2015
"I was six months pregnant with my first baby when I met Priyanka and started pre-natal yoga with her. Just like any other woman I was scared of the pains and contractions I was going to go through. To my surprise Priyanka came as a blessing in disguise for me. ( she doesn’t even know that until now) I could use all my natural abilities to fight the pain though a method of breathing exercise which really helped me when I was in excruciating pain. I was concentrating on my breath than looking at what was happening to me. I think it was a great decision to practice yoga at the most challenging time of my life. I truly recommend priyanka’s classes!!"
~ Garima Sethi (India), 2015
"I started twice to thrice weekly yoga classes with Priyanka over one year ago. To date we have completed 152 classes together. I had been practicing yoga, on and off, for a decade in North America but it was only through Priyanka that my practice became richer and more varied. Now I can do all kinds of new things: including deeper poses and fun things like arm balances and headstands. Certainly the least important (but nevertheless, significant) -- yoga with Priyanka has made me extremely fit. Friends always remark on how wonderful I look. I am more toned and stronger than ever. When I first imagined yoga in India, I had thought of clichés: ashrams and the rest. Priyanka takes you way beyond clichés of yoga AND beyond the studio-style we find in North America. She’s fun, responsive, and deeply in touch with women’s energies. Take her!"
~ Megha S. (Canada & US), April 2015
"I've been practicing yoga for four years now and practicing with Priyanka for one year. She comes twice a week home. I practice yoga for four years now, tried a lot of classes, teachers. Priyanka is very caring, attentive and flexible. She totally adapts the practice to your abilities, rhythm, and interest. We discussed together on what should be focused on. Also, I had a few physical problems and I still managed to continue yoga, thanks to her. And I never got hurt, which is the most important. I would definitively recommend her to anyone."
~ Carole Fillipi (France), March 2015
"Priyanka has a warm beautiful energy that permeates her teaching style. She is quick to recognize your individual needs and strengths, and is adept at tailoring your class to fit your needs. I have been taking classes from her since early 2014, and have learned so much about myself and my practice over this period of time, and it has improved my yoga by leaps and bounds. She is extremely versatile, drawing from many different forms of yoga to complete your practice, and is very knowledgeable about yoga itself. I really look forward to our classes, and am excited to continue my journey with her for a long time to come."
~Mira Saraf (Canada) February 2015
"I recently started working in the preventive healthcare space and am paying much more attention to what I eat and how much I exercise because, quite honestly, the articles I read and the lifestyles of the people I meet scares me. I now go to the gym more often and I find that yoga with Priyanka is what I need to complete my fitness regime. It makes everything else I do more effective. Though I have been doing yoga for more than a decade now, Priyanka is only one of two (out of 10) instructors that I have had who manages to combine the physical, the emotional, and the spiritual aspects of the practice into a session which leaves me with greater calm, focus, and strength. One hour with her gives me what I need to be a healthier person, a better manager, and a patient mom."
~ Shampa Bari, (Bangladesh & Sweden) January 2015
"I thoroughly enjoyed Priyanka’s yoga classes while on holidays in Delhi. We practised in a park outside our accommodation and welcomed each morning with a series of gentle but energising poses. Priyanka inspired me to continue practising yoga on my return to Australia. It’s now a daily habit."
~ Wendy Hargreaves (Australia), December 2014
"I met Priyanka at a private party and I immediately liked her energy. At that time I was learning yoga in a center and it was becoming very monotonous for me to practice the same 12 postures over and over again… I needed more. Priyanka told me on the first class that yoga wasn’t only about stretching, that you are allowed to have fun and explore variations in the postures while trying to connect with yourself and the environment.
Once a week I’m having a class with my husband who was a beginner and she adapts each posture at our level .
During the session she helps me direct my awareness so that I now appreciate the purpose of each asana and have a stronger connection with my body, the movement of energy through it and the breathing.
Unpretentious and with a lot of humor, she also brings her extensive knowledge of yoga in the class and never hesitate to share about her readings.
Priyanka’s teaching has definitely transformed my yoga practice for the better! ! Thank you."
~ Joelle Van Winghem ( Belgium), November 2014
"Quand j'ai appris que étais enceinte, j'ai alors cherché un professeur de yoga, sachant que je ne suis pas vraiment une adepte du yoga, mais je savais que cela m'aiderait forcement pour ma grossesse.
J'ai alors contacté et Priyanka et ce fut une très belle rencontre.
Priyanka s'est montrée très attentive, a su s'adapter tout au long de ma grossesse, jusqu'a la dernière semaine avant l'accouchement !
Elle a modifié, adapté les exercices, les positions, en étant toujours a l'écoute de mes besoins, de mes limites et cela dans une grande douceur et dans un profond respect.
Ses cours m'ont bcp aidé lors de ma grossesse, j'ai beaucoup appris auprès d'elle et surtout j'ai pris beaucoup de plaisir et j'attendais ses cours a chaque fois comme des moments à moi, vraiment importants. Je n'ai pas manqué un seul cours !
Bref, je la recommande vivement car Priyanka, c'est un petit bout de femme incroyable avec une énergie amazing !!"
~ Gaelle Rivas (France), October 2014
"I started taking yoga classes with Priyanka as soon as we arrived to Delhi last year. And really loved: it was a great work out and introduction to yoga. And my husband used to say that I was a better person after the classes - yoga lessons gave me lots of positive energy! And that is what one need in big quantities when moving to India.Then I got pregnant and Priyanka adapted our classes to my condition. We did special breathing and chanting exercises to prepare for the future birth.
Unfortunately we had to stop our weekly yoga sessions when we moved to Gurgaon and I have to say that it would be very difficult to find a teacher to replace Priyanka."
~ Evgeniya Dalechina (Russia), September 2014
"I was looking for private yoga classes in Delhi and came across Priyanka. After the first classes I could already feel the benefits of the yoga sessions. I like Priyanka and her approach a lot. She takes care that the yoga classes and asanas fit my body, physiology and condition, which is great. Furthermore, she focuses on injury prevention and is also correcting the poses. This is something I really appreciate as very often yoga instructors in studios are to pushy or don't take care of over stretching the joints. After 3 months of classes with Priyanka the progress is visible and it's as much fun as on the first day." ~ Kristin Lenz (Germany), September 2014
"I have been practicing yoga with Priyanka for a number of months now and I am thoroughly enjoying each class. Priyanka pushes you but isn't overly demanding, instead encouraging you to progress at a pace you are comfortable with.
I feel I'm making wonderful progress with my yoga and feeling energized after every class while also getting a good break from my two small children. She is patient, kind and has a great sense of humour which sometimes helps as you are twisting into all kinds of postures."
I can highly recommend practicing yoga under Priyanka's guidance."
~ Cecilia Calder (Australia), August 2014
"I had never practice yoga before coming in India. I met Priyanka and had my first yoga classes with her. She is a very nice teacher, taking care about me after a long time without practicing sports.
So little to little the practice became more intensive but still soft as i wanted to, following my own rhythm.
Priyanka is very attentive, she gives advise kindly and respects your rhythm, your mood of the day and the season.
She learns you how to gradually wake your body up if you are tired and relax it if you are stressed or depressed.
She introduces you the respiration and the philosophy of yoga but without any injonction.
I warmly recommend her classes. It was for me a great experience, discovering yoga and make friend in a same time."
~ Gabrielle Delangrange (France), May 2014
"I have enjoyed taking yoga classes with Priyanka immensely. She has made yoga accessible and understandable to me through her personality and teaching style. Priyanka offers adjustments mindfully and gently, yet with confidence. She places strong emphasis on breath and awareness, strengths indicative of her own practice. I always felt very comfortable with her and appreciate her people skills and compassion."
~ Barbora Delinic, (Czech Republic), April 2014
" It was purely by chance that i stumbled upon Priyanka's name while searching for a yoga instructor. And I am glad I found her, because not only is she a talented yoga teacher, but an insightful and optimistic person who soon became a friend. I really looked forward to our yoga sessions, to be greeted by her cheerful " Good morning!! ". Our yoga sessions were never very rigorous but highly effective, tailored to my needs and customized to my mood or energy level on a given day. Over the past 6 months, we've shared many a conversation while sipping green tea after meditation. So, for me, practising yoga under Priyanka's guidance has been a wholesome experience and I hope we can take this association further when I return to Delhi."
~ Kritika Chopra (India), March 2014
"My husband and I have been taking yoga lessons with Priyanka for several months. Despite us having totally different ability levels Priyanka manages to 'stretch' and develop us both without pushing either of us beyond our abilities. Our flexibility and balance has improved and most importantly we have fun and look forward to our yoga sessions."
~Andrew & Jennifer Steele (UK), 2013
"It is with regret that we met up with Priyanka in our final year in Delhi. Wanting to leave India with some positive experiences we opted for a trial run in yoga. Priyanka was fantastic at intuitively knowing what we wanted and how best to deliver. Lots of stretching and relaxing eased our aches and pains and got us to sleep many fretful mornings. Like Mr Mittal's tea shop she has changed our lives for the better. Thank you very much indeed Priyanka, we miss you and often think of you fondly."
~ Fiona Taylor & Shah, (UK) 2013
"We loved the session and you. We felt you were really graceful with your technique and managed the group well, given the various skill levels. Would have liked a narrative on the history and philosophy of yoga."
~ Group session with 11 teachers from U.S /Authentica
" I started personalized lessons with Priyanka as I realize I wasn't able to do many poses correctly in group yoga lessons. Lessons with Priyanka have been a joy to attend. She is patient and provide great guidance. My flexibility,strength and balance have improved tremendously since I started having lessons with her. It's been a wonderful experience learning from her as she constantly introduce new poses into her lessons. I will certainly recommend her to anyone who is looking for yoga lessons tailored to their needs! "
~ Weeinn (Singapore), 2013
"After toying between various forms of physical exercise I had almost given up on finding a form that was conducive and suited to me. Finding a caring and cautious Yoga instructor like Priyanka resurrected my belief in the benefits of exercise. At the same time our sessions over the past 3 months have powerfully dismissed my prior assumption of exercise being synonymous with pain and discomfort. My practice with her has instilled a sense of introspection, calm and skill. I find myself more motivated as each session passes. Her cautious approach is encouraging and caring.Additionally, her ability to tailor make sessions and identify her clients requirements are stellar. She has also skillfully bridged the gap between theory and practice.
Thank you Priyanka!"
~ Girija Shivakumar (America) 2013
"Priyanka is an amazing yoga teacher, and I am lucky to have her. Having practiced yoga for many years, I wanted a personalized yoga teacher who would help me strengthen and correct my postures. Its been 4 months since I started with Priyanka, and my yoga has improved dramatically. Priyanka is a stimulating as well as a patient teacher. Its been interesting to work with her, as she introduces new postures and variations. She offers practical advice, and is hugely accommodating with timings. I highly recommend Priyanka, she is a wonderful teacher to have in your life!"
~ Shalini Grover, (India) 2013
"I came to India 8 months ago and wanted to start practicing yoga. I was however quite skeptical about my abilities, since I had some negative experiences in the past after joining an advanced group and felt inadequate. I decided to give yoga a shot, since I was not a fan of aerobic exercises, and yet had to keep myself in shape. After the first lesson with Priyanka, I felt very serene, happy and energetic (unexpectedly!), and was determined to continue practicing.
I see myself advancing every time I practice. I become leaner and more flexible. The lessons also help me to de-stress, which was noticed by my husband, who said that he liked me much better after the yoga class."
~ Olga Vorontso (Ukraine), 2013
"I started yoga upon moving to New Delhi from Singapore. I tried some group yoga classes but found that I was not given the attention I needed as a yoga newbie. I was cautious of the fact that without adequate guidance and at my age, I could pick up the wrong techniques and therefore injure myself. I was also out of shape and looking for an exercise regiment that I could realistically stick with.
A friend had just started lessons with Priyanka so I joined her. The clincher for me was when Priyanka instructed us to lie down, breathe and relax our liver. This was exercise?! My mind was boggled and thereafter overjoyed. And I believe I was converted then to yoga.
In a short span of 3 months, I've lost weight and gained flexibility. I am experiencing more results from this gentle exercise than the sweat-fest gym classes I hauled myself to before.The greatest change is one of mindset: I'm enjoying exercise. Priyanka's teaching technique has been critical to my progress. She explains the asanas (poses) so I know what they are doing to my body. The visualization and the understanding of its meaning enriches the action and helps me get it right.
As an introvert, I prefer practicing and learning in my own home, where I have the benefit of customized guidance and am free to ask questions without fear of disrupting a class. Priyanka is also fun to interact with. She is knowledgeable passionate about her craft and warm (literally too - she hates the cold). I would strongly recommend Priyanka to anyone who is looking to get the fundamentals right and who wants a pace customized to their level of fitness."
~ Lynelle Seow (Singapore), 2013
"I have known Priyanka since her days as a Corporate Trainer as someone with an exceptional gift of connecting with people. What stayed with me long after the project was complete, was her innate ability to work efficiently under extremely stressful conditions towards meeting nerve-wracking deadlines. Regardless of the task at hand, she always emerged seemingly unscathed, composed and likeable.
As natural progression would have it, we became friends and ever since she has never ceased to be a constant pillar in my life. As in most friendships, sharing is inevitable, especially ways of easing the burden of bearing our personal crosses. The most invaluable gift that Priyanka has shared with me is that of Yoga.
She is the first Yoga Teacher who has helped me understand and feel the essence of Yoga and incorporate it into my life in ways I never thought possible. I would recommend her for the following qualities:
She is ever vigilant yet inconspicuously so, when required.
Her delivery style speaks volumes about her attention to detail, extensive study and constant need to evolve and help you evolve.
She has a very proactive way of customizing classes to ensure near perfect execution of your expectations."
~ Rimjhim Hazarika (India), 2012