“I have been teaching yoga for twenty years…I started out as a gymnast and remember the comfort of living in my gym slippers…After a bad injury at fourteen, I was unable to return to gymnastics, however I never forgot the comfort and support of my gym slippers, which led to my development of “Padus” the first unique footwear made from hemp specifically designed for yoga, since Padus there are attempts in the market to sell you socks with toes!
In my twenties, I discovered yoga. At the time my career was in the health and beauty industry. I was living in the Middle East and travelled frequently to India where I really immersed myself in my yoga practice. When I moved to NYC I studied under the legendary Swami Bua. I then decided I wanted to wean myself from the corporate world and went upstate NY to the sivananda ashram and did my teacher training. I also studied with Dr Sentil Khumar in India, learning more and more about the ancient practice of yoga and the sacred texts, I was blessed to be passed on the secrets of Kaya Kalpa and Ayurvedic principles. Yoga helped me to release pain from my old injuries and start to align my body. I began to work at a deeper level with my breath which helped me transcend beyond the physical, spiritually I found something else, a sense of deep tranquility and calm – I found my happy place! I want to pass on and share this amazing gift, which is the driving force behind the establishment of “Shanti Life”. I want to extend the ethos behind yoga, to a greater, healthy yoga lifestyle through our product range.
The development of Shanti life products started from my disbelief at the standard of yoga mats and props I saw my students using in class. To me, using PVC, toxic, non-biodegradable mats etc. was the antithesis of what I believed yoga to stand for, Or indeed should stand for …Harmony with self and harmony with environment.
My aim as Shanti Life founder was to create an eco- friendly, ethical lifestyle company, with sustainable business practices.
The Shanti Life non-slip mat is a superior quality natural rubber, which is extremely tactile and feels like stepping onto a fluffy cloud. The hemp yoga towel is not only beautiful it is super absorbent and totally natural, offering the amazing properties of hemp; anti fungal and anti bacterial. All products have been born out of my twenty years teaching and experience in production. I developed these products out of my passion for better alternatives than I was seeing being used in my classes.
Experience & Qualifications
Hatha, Sivananda, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yin, Nidra, Kaya Kalpa, Yoga for Health
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