Our Yoga Teacher:

Jaya Pathak

yoga1Jaya was introduced to yoga as a child. Growing up, she was inspired by her father who practiced yoga regularly. She pursued her undergrad studies at an Indian university that laid emphasis on mental, physical and spiritual development and Yoga was an integral part of the college curriculum. She is also keenly interested in energy healing, holds a Reiki second degree certification, and has been a Reiki practitioner for over a decade.

In 2012 she was introduced to Kundalini yoga. In June 2013, she completed her Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200-hour certification. She was drawn to this style of yoga since it is not solely focused on asanas (postures) but also includes the element of dhyana (meditation). Additionally it weaves in pranayama (breathing), mantras (chants) and mudras (hand postures) to create a unique recipe for spiritual elevation. Kundalini yoga positively impacts our body and mind. It guides our physical and mental energy and creates an awareness of one’s true potential.

In her professional career as an organizational consultant, she has worked in human resources and organizational behavior space and has focused on issues of performance management, leadership development and employee engagement. Her work experience strengthened her belief in the importance of work-life balance, and she did her doctoral research examining the positive outcomes of balancing work and family life.

When not at work, Jaya enjoys being around family and friends. She loves spending time in nature walking, hiking, kayaking, swimming, biking, or snowshoeing. She is a travel enthusiast and enjoys exploring new places, watching movies, listening to music and reading. She is also a foodie and is excited by the thought of trying different cuisines.