Namrata Jain, RYT 500
My yoga journey began in 2007 when I was suffering from severe back pain due to a sedentary job. I used the physical postures, or asanas, as a therapy for my back pain, but as I deepened my practice, I realized the transformational benefits beyond just the physical. After four years of yoga practice, I made the decision to teach and share my yoga learning experience with people for the rest of my life.
My yoga training includes two 200 Hour Teacher Trainings in Hatha Yoga in Bangalore and Nashik, India; a 300 Hour Teacher Training in Advanced Yoga Therapy in Indore, India; and a 200 Hour Teacher Training in Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Mysore, India.
My teaching style is based on mindfulness, awareness of breath and movement, pranayama and meditation. Yoga and vipassana meditation are my refuge through the ups and downs of my life. I like to spend my free time reading about yoga philosophy, spirituality, meditation, mindfulness and a wide variety of other subjects. I also enjoy time in nature and staying connected to my loved ones.
For me, yoga is not limited to just the physical practice on the mat, but also encompasses the spiritual practice of the Eight Limbs of Yoga in everyday life. I believe that yoga should be accessible to everyone irrespective of age, gender, size and physical limitations; we just need a disciplined, regular practice for positive changes in body, mind, and soul.