I was guided to work with Vartika after experiencing chronic health situations over the past few years – repeated pneumonia and bronchitis to most recently debilitating back pain and bodily inflammation. After my first lesson with Vartika my lower back pain lessened significantly and by the third lesson I was able to take deep breaths with ease and without the usual accompanying coughing spasms. I have sporadically attended yoga classes throughout the years, finding my yoga experience with Vartika to be integrative on all levels of my being.
Her wisdom and experience reminds me of a vast ocean, more than a teacher, this aspect of her being is shared and finds expression in her yoga lessons with me. I find her warm and supportive presence along with the pace of the lessons creates a deep relaxation that connects me to the peace within. I appreciate her intuitive understanding of my current experience and her focus on addressing specific needs to ensure the yoga I practice at home brings strength and nourishment to these areas.
During a lesson in which she was teaching a breathing technique, a tiny white feather floated down between us, a perfect symbol to me of the “breath of spirit” embodied and shared through her.