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inspired by culture

In an effort to reclaim our traditional practices, Sanskriti strives to promote and encourage native practitioners. It is well known that the Yoga industry currently is heavily dominated by exploitative western brands and practitioners that continue to dilute, distort and profit off practices whilst suppressing native teachers and practitioners. This is neocolonialism at its finest. While native people are slowly regaining confidence in their identity after centuries of intellectual and physical slavery, they are still riddled with obstacles and disadvantaged when it comes to reconnecting with their ancient practices. This reiterates the importance of supporting native businesses, practitioners, scholars etc. Our journey to reconnect with our roots cannot be divorced from the racial experience that goes hand in hand with it. 


Having studied yoga for over 20 years, Mahalakshmi is a passionate yoga practitioner who believes in teaching yoga in its fullest form. In 2015 she completed her Yoga Teacher Training in Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India, certified by the Bihar school of yoga of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, as well as completing an AYT at Patanjali YogaVidya peeth. Apart from this, she has also practices swadhyaya (self-study) by delving into ancient texts such as Hatha yoga pradipika, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Ramayana, Bhagawad Gita & about 100 other readings.