Yoga was a part of our family routine growing up in California, New Delhi and Bangalore. I also attended a few sessions as an adult in Melbourne. However it was while we lived in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia that I sought out yoga and chiropractic care for a shoulder injury in place of surgery. This was a phase soon after my daughter was born and I had taken a break from a busy career in Finance. I also experienced a Neuro Linguistic Program (NLP) course at the same time conducted by a close friend.
Yoga and NLP in combination started going past my physical injury into awareness of the mind and self contemplation. I woke up with a new appreciation and understanding of the benefits of yoga, the mindfulness and sense of balance and peace it created, of course while still providing an excellent cardio, strength and toning workout.
I was fortunate to chance upon HYMC Palatine soon after moving to Chicago which was serendipitous with the book Art of Joyful Living by Swami Rama given to me by a friend in Kuala Lumpur. The philosophy of Advaita resonated with our generational beliefs in the teachings of Adi Sankaracharya.
This center is reflective of a warm, welcoming and peaceful space with a constant sense of giving and service. I am so grateful to have completed my RYT 200 from HYMC and able to now share the gift of yoga as a teacher here.