“Realise deeply that the present moment is all
you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life”.
~ Eckhart Tolle ~
Don’t you find it an interesting and humbling practice of looking back at all your evolutions in this lifetime to where you are now? Some may be cringe worthy, I know I have had a few of those, but others are reminders of how far I’ve come. Who I am today is a far cry from my reckless youth but also if I look at what I valued back then it was freedom, truth and living my life in alignment to what set my soul on fire. Those things have not changed and remain a deep part of who I am today.
Meeting my Guru Anand
In 2018 I met my teacher Anand Mehrotra. I had responded to an advert offering Vedic astrology consultations in Sydney and I was at a place in my life were I was unsure about many things, where I was going or not going and what my purpose was. I felt I needed guidance. I had no idea who Anand was but I was drawn to meet him. This meeting changed the course of my life.
The Vedic reading was definitely a wake up call to focus on what I was innately called to do in my life, teach, and what my gifts were and to honour those and follow my heart.
I was yearning to travel as it had been awhile and once I discovered the Sattva Yoga Academy created by Anand I was excited to plan my first trip to India in November 2019 and to dive deep into the teachings of yoga and really commit to this path as a teacher and as a student.
I am so grateful each day to have been lead to Anand and Sattva Yoga and I look forward to sharing these ancient Himalayan teachings with my students to help others live a life full of joy and abundance where they too can realise their full potential in this lifetime. There is no greater time to start this journey then NOW.
Sattva Now was created from this realisation of living life in the NOW and being present to the beauty that life is offering us each and everyday.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but it’s only through experience that true learning occurs. I was always and still am the type of person who needs to experience something to embody it as learning. I’d like to think that the experiences I’ve gone through have shaped who I am today and that I continue to be fluid in my approach to life and all that it has to offer me.
I was definitely the kid with a thousand questions and very keen to learn. I never really liked being told what to do and always questioned the status quo. The adult version of myself now respects this tenuous quality within me as it’s helped me expand my awareness and think for myself. From an early age I excelled in the creative arts and had a passion for acting, which I pursed strongly and I think the desire to act was coming from a desire to connect. My younger self was often consumed by emotion and acting was a great outlet for those feelings. Acting is a way to transcend the limitations of who you think you are.
I struggled with anxiety and bouts of depression in my twenties and thirties and it wasn’t till I found yoga that I had a practice to help me make sense of what I was feeling and how to move through the often turbulent fluctuations of the mind. This lead me to question and contemplate various healing modalities and ultimately choose the path of the yogi someone dedicated to discovering self-realisation and committing to my evolution in this lifetime.
As they say the only way out is in.
Hari Om Tat Sat