Dr. Ismat Nathani possesses a litany of yogic qualifications, from earning a degree as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and pioneering Ayurvedic neurotherapy to completing post-graduate studies at the Universities of Westminster and Bristol with integrative-medicine professionals. But her true passion is sharing the love and healing she feels yoga can provide, which she does through specialized programs and workshops at her studio, Vedaraya.
World-renowned yogis frequent the studio to share their wisdom and collaborate with Vedaraya's imminently qualified permanent faculty. Programs include introductory courses in yogic exercise and history, multi-day seminars in meditation, and intensive studies that cram 80 hours of education into a mere 10 days. Students study every aspect of yoga, not simply the asana. They investigate breathing and meditative exercises as they learn to see the world through the eyes of a yogi without constantly stealing his or her glasses.