Sarvesham Svasthir Bhavatu
Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Emotionally, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.
My Yoga journey started 12 years ago when I happened to attend a yoga session at my community club house in Bangalore ,India. I started practicing yoga under a very renowned teacher from Bihar school of Yoga.. Her hatha yoga classes with alignment oriented asana practice with equal importance on pranayama and meditation was a life changing event. Slowly but surely my personal practice helped me to deal with the thyroid dysfunction and knee injury that had taken a toll on my personal and professional life. Mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually I knew I was making progress. It started reflecting in every walk of my life especially as a mother.
Deepa is a trauma informed, holistic therapist specialized in various healing modalities like Yoga, somatic experiencing, mindfulness and DBT, Ayurveda nutrition,polyvagal theory and neuro feedback therapy. She is a software engineer turned therapist due to immense passion for healing sciences stemming from her personal life experiences and inspired by her personal yoga sadhana. Deepa brings over a decade of experience practicing and teaching Yoga, Workshops, and Trainings. Her deep love of Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy and Ayurveda inspires her work. She is a E- RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and a continuing education provider for Yoga teachers. Her creative sequencing and passion to teach from her heart, motivates her students to expand their potential both physically and spiritually.
Deepa is passionate about bringing Yoga and Ayurveda together as a fundamental lifestyle practice to maintain good health and mental well being. She is continuously learning and refining her understanding about these subjects to bring the knowledge to women of all ages. She considers Yoga as a wonderful tool to educate and empower women. Through Pragathi Yoga she encourages her students to bring insight to action and to practice Yoga beyond the mat.
As a therapist she works with clients trying to find support for PTSD, anxiety,depression, chronic stress, insomnia, childhood trauma, disordered eating to name a few.Deepa currently works for United healthcare/Optum as a therapist, teaches at California State University, Northridge. She facilitates asana, pranayama and meditation classes though her own zoom platform, conducts private therapy sessions and serves YogaGivesBack, a non profit organization supporting girls and women in India as their global ambassador.