Nitya is a passionate and dedicated yoga instructor. Her certifications include 1,500 hours from Ananda Ashram, India in 2005-2006, and 200 hours from Avalon Yoga, Palo Alto, in 2011. Nitya continues to study under the guidance of yoga therapy master, Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. Since relocating to the US, she has been an advanced practitioner under the guidance of her California teachers, Anirudh Shastri and Louis Jackson.
Nitya has been practicing yoga since 1997and first started to teach yoga in Taiwan in 2002. Spending 7 months in India transformed her life and practice. Through study of the three classical yoga texts, Yoga Sutra, Geranda Samhita and Shiva Samhita, she was exposed to the physical, psychological and physiological effects that yoga can achieve by focusing the mind.
When she is not teaching or practicing yoga, you will find her hiking, gardening, working on her Chinese painting. She likes to study Chinese medicine and is now a lifetime volunteer teacher at Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation. Her goal is to motivate people to practice yoga and to improve people’s health and general well being. Her style is unique, as many of the techniques she uses are not commonly taught in the U.S. Her classes provide holistic solutions to modern stress complaints, imbalance issues and physical pains.