Vanita loves to teach especially as dawn graces the sky through the studio’s eastern windows. She is a Certified Hatha Yoga teacher, RN and Certified Nurse-Midwife. She complements her asana practice with weight training and hiking in the woods.
Her fascination with yoga began at age 18 in urban New Jersey. She was struck with the vitality, youthfulness and fitness of that first teacher who was in her midlife. She has studied a variety of yogic lineages including Yogananda, Sivananda and Herakhan Babaji. Her 200-hour certification training with Amanda Dozal was primarily Iyengar and Anusara Yoga based. Her spiritual seeking lead to traveling in India, trekking the Nepalese Himalayas and power journeys to the Toltec Teotihuacan Pyramids. She has lived in a tipi in the high Sierra through a winter, been a Rebirthing Trainer, (kriya yoga), had a professional homebirth practice in Nevada County for ten years and is now the grandmother of two boys aged 14 and 2.