Gaya is the spiritual name I was given by my teacher, Yog Sundari, it means Mother Earth but it also translates to joy.
When I tragically and unexpectedly lost my father in 2011, the whole world came crushing down on me, I fell into a deep depression and I began to retreat into myself more and more.
I knew then that I had to do something and I signed up for my very first yoga class and for the first time in a long time I felt better.
As my yoga practice deepened I started noticing small changes in the way I behaved, spoke, ate and generally lived my life, I became very curious , I needed to find out.....
And so the journey began: I embarked on my initial 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training chosing Akhanda Yoga.
This school of yoga is from the lineage of Yogrishi Vishvketu and it rang authentic and accessible. I completed my journey in India in the home of Akhanda Yoga, I knew then I would never be the same person again.
I became more and more intrigued by the transformative power of the yoga practices and developed a keen interest in yoga psychology which has led me to complete a further 300 hours in Advanced Yoga Psychology with Ashley Turner in Venice, Los Angeles in 2018. I continue to hone and refine my skills by attending workshops and classes regularly and I remain an avid student of this ancient and sacred practice.
Most recently I have completed a 300 hour Rasa Yoga TT with Sianna Sherman in Bali, Indonesia.
Rasa Yoga is bhakti fusion of form and flow and it weaves together asana, mantra, mudra, pranayama, meditation and chanting…along with tantra, shadow work, ritual and a deep reverence for nature.
My innermost desire is to share my love for yoga with as many people as possible, knowing that the gifts that come with this practice are for sharing.