Tulsi is a senior teacher here at Mandala Yoga Ashram.
She has been practicing yoga for 35 years, trained as a Satyananda teacher, and has been teaching for over 20 years. Tulsi has been attending courses at the Ashram since 2009 and resident here since September 2019.
She is a core member of the team teaching on our 2-year Yoga Teacher Training Course, and is involved in planning, preparing for and teaching many of our residential retreats and online courses.
Yoga For Growth And Meaning
Tulsi is responsible for developing some of our new courses and programmes here at the ashram, such as the Developing Sadhana course launched in November 2021 – a month-long residential programme designed to give an experience of yoga as a way of life and to ground participants in a strong personal practice they can take with them back into their everyday lives.
Her aim as a yoga teacher is to foster genuine personal exploration and growth on all levels by providing transformative tools, or practices, and experiences within a safe, nurturing and sometimes challenging space. For Tulsi the space and structure of the ashram make it possible to explore this more deeply both personally and in her teaching.
She has a background in supporting people with special needs and mental health issues to live fuller more meaningful lives, always seeking to empower and inspire others to grow and move forward rather than merely making their lives more comfortable.
This is an approach she brings to her yoga teaching, feeling passionate about ensuring that the deeper exploration of Self and yoga practice are used to bring benefit to daily life and are not just a stand-alone experience.
Tulsi initially moved to the ashram with the intention of being here for two years, to take some space for reflection and focused practice after spending ten years home educating her children. At the end of that time she left to resume her life in ‘the world’ but soon returned, and she is now here in an open-ended way and relishing the freedom that gives her to commit her whole self to her practice and teaching in an environment designed to support that commitment.