Are you looking for an about me page? Well here it is! I’m so glad you are here. We all have a story, and mine begins with 'why'?
...to inspire busy moms to live a healthy, energized and a holistic life; to inspire your best dreams and desires and to help you ignite passion and creativity; to be curious, to learn, to unlearn, to live a little more, love a little more, and appreciate a little more.
While you’re busy nurturing and raising another generation, I want to focus on YOU because you’re the one to watch for! Your kids and your spouse thrive on your energy and vibe. You strengthen and build communities.
You are the real superhero.
My culinary journey started in London U.K. and ventures through Paris, Italy and Switzerland before settling into a nice New Jersey suburban home in 2016 (complete with two children and a PTO volunteer card).
After my marriage in 2007, my husband and I moved to London where I routinely felt homesick. I longed for the food my mother used to prepare back home in India. My mother, a culinary arts teacher, shared with me a few fusion recipes that combined the best of the west and the east. Soon I was experimenting with recipes on my own using local ingredients.
My husband’s job gave me an opportunity to travel and live in various European countries. Finally, we migrated to the United States in 2012. As first-generation Indian immigrants, it was very important for both me and my husband to set an example for our children that America is indeed a land of opportunities. We wanted them to know that our dreams could be achieved if we worked really hard for them! With America as our new home, I started my catering business in 2013. I’d always had a very strong desire to run a business that focused on food and and healthy cooking. I was dishing out everything from appetizers to desserts for small to medium sized parties (and successfully winning the hearts of my clients!).
As the story often goes, the strain and pressure of raising two young children with a husband (who worked around the clock!) took its toll. During this season, I looked inward and asked myself a lot of questions about what would come next in my journey. I delved into the why — exploring my fears and the uncertainties. The answers I searched for didn’t come easily. During this time of introspection, I won a scholarship for a yoga teacher training course, and that’s what first lit the spark that led me to my inner calling. I no longer felt “suffocated”, and I discovered my true purpose was in helping others. The exposure to many diverse international cultures provided the impetus to create a course on the art of fusion, and fueled my desire to meld the teachings of yoga, food, and spirituality into a program that would also enlighten others.
With the help of my mother, we created our unique fusion recipes. They are a collection of ‘mother’s recipes for her daughter.’ This collection allowed me to design a very easy, healthy, highly nutritious, organic life for myself and my family. I learned about physiology and the anatomy of the body, which helped me sync my mind, body and soul through yoga. The stress slipped away and Prana (energy) struck me like lightning. I was finally breathing life into every cell of my body again. As I unlearned my old ways, I adapted to blend our consumption and mindful movements into new ways of living a healthier, peaceful life. Yoga became my telescope to see all distant visions very clearly and closely.
Food, love, + yoga helped me discover the answers — to reconnect, rise and shine.
The divine light and sacredness within me was unknown to me until I adapted this holistic life approach of How, What, and When. This made me realize that if I was able to do it myself, I could help others reset, recharge and revitalize!
I’m a WOMAN who’s on a mission... with an apron and yoga pants.
How I move?
On my mat- Hatha Yoga, Pranayama + Meditation
What I move?
I move my inner vision. I see with my eyes closed.
When I move?
At dawn, when a new sunlight refreshes my spirit.
How I eat?
In peace with my family concentrating solely on my food.
What I eat?
I eat what I cook, exactly what my mother and grandmother used to feed me.
When I eat?
I eat when I’m hungry, not when I am angry or stressed.
In your professional and personal life, you are the star of the show. You play so many roles in a day, but which one is the real you? It is difficult to learn what’s best for you and your family without first taking the time to connect with yourself and pay attention to your mind, body and spirit. Yes, this sounds like a time-consuming, daunting task, but mastering it is critical to the well-being of yourself and your family.
After all, the kitchen is where the heart is. If yoga heals the body then food satisfies the heart. As a certified yoga instructor and fusion food enthusiast who teaches you how to grow/shop, cook, and eat mindfully, I am uniquely qualified to guide you on this liberating yoga & food journey and show you how to heal, cure, and energize your soul.