Sipra Pimputkar, Owner
Yoga has slowly, subtly changed my way of thinking, my attitudes, my life objectives, and my health and spirit.
I grew up in India, in the Himalayan Mountains, in the old summer capital of the British Colonials when they ruled India. Living 8,000 ft. up in the mountains, my education was from the West with Irish Nuns in a convent school. In my home, my parents kept us in touch with our traditional Indian roots, with the celebration of Indian rituals, yogic ethical values and customs, along with our westernized lifestyle. My father practiced yoga each morning, and I absorbed a lot of it from him without even trying. My father was my first and only teacher. He never felt he was an instructor, but gave me his discoveries with yoga in a gentle, low-key way that made me want to experiment with it on my own. My mother meditated daily on a regular basis, and carefully observed the devotions and charity works that are such an important part of yoga. About eighteen years ago, I took a Vedantic ‘initiation’, and have since practiced meditation on a regular basis. There is a ‘stillness’ that meditation brings to the regular practitioner - it makes me feel as if I am the pilot of a spaceship that is my life, but I can keep it on a steady course as I hurtle through this oftentimes stormy journey.