What is it beyond being a professional in corporate, a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend. These
were the questions I kept asking myself for long. When I left my corporate career for a good reason to
raise my daughter, I always got strong bouts to go back to work. I had my own days of
I looked at women getting dressed in the morning to hit the work station at 8 am, going for business
travels and all I could see was just myself into them. Days passed by and like other stay home moms, I
got completely engrossed in building my home, taking complete care of my daughter, signing up for her
activities, cooking her favorite food, taking charge of my family’s likes and dislikes. But, in all this course,
there was a big void in my life which was my worst enemy mentally. It gave sleepless nights, it led me to
just think and think. Mentally I got tired. What was it which did not make me feel complete?. I asked
myself. It was my strong desire to do something for myself, something that would give me my own
identity. Something that I can own 100%. The only thing that gave me peace was dance and exercise.
My husband, who’s indeed my best friend consoled me each time. He asked me to introspect and ask
myself what is it that gives me immense happiness. It was then my efforts to “Grope the purpose of my
life” started. I told him, I like when I discus and learn about good health, fitness, something to do with
healing, both physically and mentally, for myself and for others. I expressed my wish to do something for
myself to one of my very favourite Vietnamese friends in Bangkok. She knew me as an individual and
had an idea about my skills and commitment. It was then she mentioned to me about learning Yoga.
That was it! I started thinking in that direction. Started my own home practice by watching videos
and attending a few community classes. As a saying goes, if you are really committed to achieve
something the whole universe conspires to help you reach there. My husband got transferred to
Singapore and I started looking for the right academy to take my Yoga knowledge and practice to the
next level. After visiting few academies and meeting their faculty, I finally met Jessica and Alexis at Yoga
Mandala. The very first meeting was so convincing. I felt positive vibes standing in the academy. It took
me no time to decide on the place I wanted to pursue my YTT.
Here I am now, doing my YTT from Yoga Mandala and hopefully getting closer to the purpose of my life
of being a good practioner myself and a Yoga teacher.
RYT 200 Aug’20 Weekend