Radhika launched Yogacara in July 2010, after having given up a 20-year corporate career to focus her energies on reviving traditional and authentic healing arts in India.
Her journey with yoga and wellness has largely been inspired by her own personal experience. Her love for yoga began in San Francisco in 1999, where she began avidly studying and practicing Iyengar yoga. Since her return to India in 2005, she has spent several years dedicated to learning the methodology and techniques of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar, the world’s foremost authority on hatha yoga, who has contributed to the most significant developments in yoga and yoga therapy, as a curative and preventive science in the field of health and wellness. Radhika has studied with some of the senior most Iyengar teachers from the Institute in Pune and Mumbai including Nanduji, Mr. Birju Mehta, and she continues to practice to date under the guidance of Mr. Jawahar Bangera.
BKS Iyengar is best known for his focus on proper technique and alignment of the internal and external body, to enable the unobstructed flow of energy, keeping the mind and body aligned, fit and healthy. While Radhika’s teaching are dedicated to the Iyengar methodology, she has also studied other ancient healing practices such as chakra healing, meditation, etc. that have significantly enhanced her practice. This has resulted in Yogacara’s balanced and wholesome approach to nurture the mind, body and spirit.
All her classes follow a workshop format, and are suitable for a more serious practitioner. Her teachings include developing the mind, body, and breath integrated with challenging physical movement, to experience the bliss of a meditative practice while deepening the exploration of one’s inner self. One can expect to gain a deep understanding of the fundamental role of asana, pranayama and meditation in the stilling of our minds, and our individual journeys as we move inwards to develop awareness and a profound connection with our true selves.
Her classes include a combination of both a challenging physical practice and philosophy, where her fundamental aim is to teach her students to evolve their practice beyond the walls of the studio into daily life.