Deepa was drawn to the subject of Yoga since her early twenties. She enjoyed learning from different teachers and lineages before she got captivated by Iyengar Yoga’s emphasis on alignment, depth of practice and its transformative potential. She got a first-hand experience of the transformative effects of Iyengar Yoga when her thyroid problem was completely cured through regular practice.
Intrigued by the revelations of the subject and driven by her thirst for in-depth knowledge, she made the life-altering decision to leave her corporate job, fully committing herself to the path of becoming a devoted yoga practitioner.
Deepa considers herself extremely fortunate to have studied the subject at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), Pune, the mother institute of Iyengar yoga under the guidance of Sunita Iyengar and Abhijata Iyengar since 2014.
She is committed to regular practice and study of the subject. To support her journey, she regularly attends classes and workshops with senior Iyengar yoga teachers. She firmly believes in what Geeta Iyengar said, “To be a teacher, be a learner first”. Learning inspires practice. Learning, practice and study inspires teaching.
She strives to teach with clarity, compassion, caution and courage, in a systematic and progressive way to make the practice safe, engaging and accessible for everyone.
Having moved recently to Vancouver from Pune (India), she is deeply grateful for the support and warm welcome extended by the yoga community and is looking forward to engaging in a journey of mutual learning and growth.