It was life-altering to meet Shilpa and Yogshakti’s Integrative Yoga that she has founded. I am forever grateful and feel blessed to meet Shilpa as she introduced me to the foundations of yoga with the key building blocks of breathwork, the understanding of ‘I am That’ and her passion to make a difference came through in every session. I feel I found a godmother in Shilpa, as long after I left KL the love and learning of those sessions reverberated through a decade. Over the next decade as I came back to India, I struggled to find ‘that’ in yoga which I was introduced to by Shilpa. Life was kind and I met some wonderful healers and teachers in the traditions of Homeopathy, Lymphatic drainage, Classical Pilates, Essential Oils, Kundalini yoga, Reiki/Polarity, Crystals, Tarot in the spectrum of alternative healing modalities. This journey that started in KL and then was elevated to complete the healing circle with these wonderful healers; came back one full circle, when Shilpa introduced an online training facility. I had to get back and as it is said ‘the longest way around is the shortest way home’, I was ready to ‘come back home’ to where the yoga and ‘journey of breath and movement’ all started.
Socrates said “The perfect human being is all human beings put together, it is a collective, it is all of us together that make perfection.” This is one way to describe the breadth and depth of the Integrative Yoga practice and philosophy that Shilpa has artfully designed and breathed life into through her 35+ years of experience in the healing and movement modalities of Hatha Yoga from the Himalayan masters, Scaravelli’s Awakening of the Spine, Buteyko breathing & Pranayama, Metta meditation and the mindfulness way of Thich Nhat Hanh, meditation in movement with Qi Gong and the idea of a cosmic inner dance in the body, a feat of nature.
Even these words will not do full justice to what changed in the depths of my being due to Shilpa’s signature Integrative Yoga way and style of teaching in the finest humanistic traditions of Yoga, Meditation and Movement. Come and feel the difference. You will find a ‘new you.’