By Ashley McGuirk
Our Hatha Raja Yoga Teacher Training may have gone virtual, but we are still building a strong community of love and support for our trainees. This week we are featuring Mahua!
Mahua has had a strong relationship with yoga since her childhood. Being from India where Yoga originated, Mahua’s personal yoga journey has become a practice of love and worship. She also adds its ability to bring one in touch with their higher self. Mahua wants to provide this journey of self-exploration to her students so they can experience peace and connection through the yoga practice. Read on to learn more about Mahua and her connection with yoga. She even includes her favorite yoga pose and why it’s relevant to our reality!
Who are you and why did you decide to become a yoga teacher?
My name is Mahua Ghosh. I am from India, the land where yoga originated. My interest in this form of physical exercise which is almost a worship of the body and mind has been there for a long time. Seeing Gabrielle and Beth as yoga teachers gave me the inspiration to become one, instead of just practicing yoga.
When, where and which yoga teacher training are you completing?
I am doing the Hatha Raja teacher training with Gabrielle at the Razz yoga studio.
Overall how would you describe your relationship with yoga?
My relationship with yoga is one of worship. I have seen my mother practice yoga while growing up and I truly love the healing and philosophical side to this physical practice. The fact that it also gets you in touch with a higher reality and enables you to come in touch with your true self. This journey that yoga enables makes my relationship with it one of worship and love.
What do you want your future students to take away from your class?
I want my classes to be each students personal journey. In this journey, they will explore new limits to which their body and mind body can reach and find an inner peace and quiet by getting in touch with their inner being.
(Just for fun!) What’s your favorite yoga pose and why?
My favorite pose is the headstand. Reason being I still haven’t mastered it. I love doing it every time and making progress each time I do it. It is one of yoga’s quintessential poses and I love it because it shows you that even when your reality is inverted and you are in a situation completely opposite of what is normal, there is balance, equilibrium and calm. You just have to find it.
We hope you enjoyed reading about Mahua and her relationship with the yoga practice. If you
see her or any of our fellow yogis make sure to say hi and connect. We’re all family here and
love seeing our community grow. Namaste.