Nature is my best friend.
Namaskar. Welcome to my site and thank you for looking around. I hope you received some benefit from the teachings here. As the Yogis of the Himalayas say, Light Thine Own Lamp!
My name is Khushi. It means happiness. And I try to live my namesake every day that I am alive. In a very short time I have had many varied experiences, which have allowed me to go deeper into the teachings of impermanence of all things. With practice (abhyasa) and faith (shraddha), anything is possible.
I live in both India and the U.S. I received my Yoga training at the Himalayan Institute, founded by Swami Rama and have a dual Masters in Social Work and in Public Health. Currently I help with a holistic education program in the Garhwal Himalayas, India (apvschool.org), run a mindful eco-tourism business which takes people into the nature and into self (simplyhimalaya.com), and help with teachers trainings and workshops. I am a Vipassana meditator.
My yoga is rooted in the ancient classical hatha tradition. When I teach, I feel the wisdom moving through me in an intuitive way, and I can truly say that it is not me that is teaching, but the lineage of the yogis themselves. I feel blessed that nature has gifted me with the ability to share wisdom.
Dance , music and creativity are a very important part of my life. Tagore’s philosophy of the body being a divine instrument is a truth I feel in every cell. Learning to live in the world and be a spiritual person is truly the art of living. Let us practice it together.
My Mentors and Teachers: Swami Rama, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Goenkaji, Rilke, Tagore, Joseph Campbell, Anand Dwivedi, the Buddha.