Because your health is your business
Neha is the founder of Ertha Yoga. Ertha means ‘that which is in motion yet grounded’ just like mother Earth. Ertha is the first spoken word used to identify earth. At Ertha Yoga with Neha, we are envisioning a time where health, wellness, mindfulness, nutrition, food, farming and well being are looked at as one. Just like the earth; inclusive of all.
About Neha, She loves travelling and always finds ways to make her contribution towards a better world. Issues affecting society and its well being deeply interest her. Whoever knows her, knows that just by her presence she makes the surroundings come alive. She has a contagious smile which brightens up the place wherever she goes.
The secret behind all this energy and balance in her life is the science of Yoga. Neha has been practicing Yoga since the age of 14 and holds a Masters Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy. She is an internationally certified yoga trainer and a medical yoga therapist. Yoga according to her has transformed her life and has given her the invaluable gift of emotional stability.
As a teenager she developed a deep pain in her sacral region due to which she had difficulty sitting straight or lying down on her back. Being athletic, running became difficult as she would feel as if a rock was hanging down from her sacral region. Her parents took her to many doctors and therapists but nothing worked. Within a few months the pain became unbearable and doctors suggested surgery. Her parents were not convinced about putting their little girl’s life in danger with a spinal surgery. Neha’s father used to practice yoga sometimes and he decided to take her to his guru. That was the turning point. One hour in the evening, when all the kids were playing around, Neha started practicing yoga with her father’s guru and she recalls it…” One of the evenings, when the class was coming to an end, I was lying down in shavasana and guruji started giving instructions for yoga nidra. I was able to follow the instructions and it felt like as if chilled tingles were traveling inside and on my body, I think I passed out… but when I woke up (it must have been 5 mins or so), the sky was orange and purple, all the colors seemed bright and when I got up from the mat to sit down, my spine make cracking sounds, as it was fixing itself and since that day till date, I am able to sit straight. Back then Yoga was magic for me and now it is a way of life.
Since that day she says "my life changed upside down. Yoga is my medicine, my dose of happiness and fitness each day”
Neha feels that this elixir of life which she has got as the gift in her life is something which she needs to share with the world. People and society in modern times are suffering due to physical and psychological issues and she believes from the core that Yoga can cure it all. From this very deep seeded belief, the journey of Ertha Yoga began in 2015.