Samanta is a well-respected teacher who has been dedicated to mind-body health for over 20 years. With a lifetime spent practicing Yoga, Jazz Technique and Bharatnatyam, she is able to combine unique perspectives about wellbeing, healing and physiology. Samantaâ€™s work centers on Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Ayurvedic andÂ Bodywork like Thai Yoga bodywork and abdominal massage. Â Besides Diet /Nutrition, Dance Movement therapy, Vedic Chanting, Sound healing, Nlp andÂ Health coaching.
In July 2008, she partnered with Shaleen Parekh to open Indiaâ€™s first boutique yoga studio, Yoga Sutra. Samantaâ€™s personal journey began when as a teenager, she became a performer with noted choreographer Shiamak Davar. After 15 years as a lead performer, she transitioned into practicing and teaching yoga in the year 2000. Samanta was the Wellness programme director with Swaswara â€“ an eco holistic, yoga ayurvedaÂ retreat from Oct 2011- March 2012 where she trained yoga teachers for 6 months and helped in defining the yogaÂ and detoxÂ programmes on offer. Over the last 17Â years she has explored and mastered several healing therapies for the mind and body and uses them in her group , private sessions , retreats and workshops!
Samanta blends a wealth of knowledge and experience to create a unique approach that unites awareness with movement, breath, heart, and humour. She teaches workshops and retreats around the world inÂ Africa, Europe, Srilanka, South East Asia, Middle East.
Samanta is an Advanced Teacher of the Sivananda Yoga tradition. She trained at the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy at Neyyar Dam, Kerala. She is also certified in Yoga Therapy by the Yoga Vidhya Dham, Nasik. Samanta is a certified Yoga instructor for children.Â