Payal is a biotechnologist turned yoga teacher who moved to Uganda three years ago. Since she was a child, she’s been curious about the mind, body and soul connection. Until the age of 23, Payal had a regular yoga practice as a part of her culture, but didn’t pay much attention to it. At the age of 24, due to a major shift in her life, she left her job in one of the most competitive environments in one of the most competitive places (Bombay) of the world and took a six-month break. This is when she rediscovered her enthusiasm for yoga. She dedicated the next year to deepening her practice with several teachers in India. Her scientific background gave her a keen interest in observing the anatomy of the physical and subtle body.
In 2014, Payal became a full-time Yoga teacher. She wanted to share this joy and knowledge of self-discovery and absolute state of health with everyone around her. When she moved to Uganda, it was a perfect opportunity for her to help the (then) small spiritual community. When she visited Jinja for the first time, she knew she had to bring people from all over the world to experience its serenity, which she often compares to the peace she found in Rishikesh, on the banks of the Ganges.
Having lived in many places, Payal lovingly calls Uganda her HOME. Here, she opened the first dedicated Yoga and Wellness space. It’s her vision to bring Yoga teacher trainings to Uganda so yogis of the world can discover this beautiful country and come together to find peace and mindfulness. Her vision is to create a safe and healing space where healers, Yoga teachers, energy workers, and creative artists can come to offer the depth of their knowledge to anyone who is willing to learn and anyone who is looking to transform their lives and the loves of the people around them.