Your class times don't match my schedule. Will you be adding more classes?
If you’d prefer a class at a different time, please contact me. If there’s enough interest in that time-slot, I’m happy to add more classes.
How do I set up for a Skype MEDITATION class?
To set up for a meditation class, you’ll need the following:

  • a comfortable chair, or if you prefer, you can sit on the floor
  • a quiet space
  • a computer with internet, Skype and a camera (if you computer doesn’t have a built-in camera, you can purchase one)
  • if sitting on the floor, please angle your camera so I can see you.
How do I set up for a Skype YOGA class?
To set up for a Somayog class, you’ll need the following:

  • a yoga mat
  • comfortable, light clothing
  • a quiet and well-lit space (so I can see and hear you)
  • a computer with internet, Skype and a camera (if you computer doesn’t have a built-in camera, you can purchase one)
  • please angle your camera so I can see you on the floor mat .
Won't Skype classes limit how you see and correct my yoga postures?
My Skype yoga classes are one-on-one, so you’ll get my undivided attention. Also, my computer monitor will give me an excellent view of your postures.
Can I use my mobile device for Skype classes?
No problem using a mobile device for meditation classes. For yoga, a mobile device will only work if you use a stand, and your camera provides a clear view of your postures.
What are my payment options for Skype classes?
Payments can be made via e-transfer
Do you teach classes in-person?
I do! Feel free to contact me about theses classes.
I don't use Skype. Can I participate via FaceTime or another app?
We can also use Zoom or Facebook video call.
What happens if I miss a class because my internet is down?
If you’re having internet issues,  just send me a screen shot showing your internet was down at the time of your class, and I’ll reschedule your class.
Can my friend and I participate at the same time using the same computer?
This might work for meditation or yogic breathing classes — so long as i can see you both on my monitor. Also, each participant must sign our waiver and pay a fee for these classes. All other classes are strictly one-on-one.



What kind of meditation do you teach?

I’m a certified meditation teacher in the Vedic tradition. I teach yogic breathing, maalaa meditation, mantra meditation and the philosophies of Patanjali, Ashtaavakr, and The Bhagavad Gita.

Whichever technique I’m  teaching, I emphasize the unchanging watcher of the mind, who remains non-blaming and forever free under all circumstances. When this awareness is practiced steadily over a period of time, it eventually carries forward into every action, thought and state.

I've tried meditation, but I find it very difficult to calm my mind.
Lots of people experience this problem. There are many misconceptions out there about calming the mind. One important aspect of my classes is a deeper, effective understanding of how to approach this.
How often should I meditate and for how long?
Each person and each school of meditation has a different opinion on this but all agree that regular practice shows better results. It’s advisable to meditate a little bit each day as befits your lifestyle. Even five minutes regularly will be beneficial as long as you don’t stress over it. Certainly 20 minutes is recommended. Some may prefer less or more time in meditation. More on this topic will be discussed in my classes.
Are your meditation classes aligned with a specific religion?
My meditation classes are just a doorway to discovering yourself as you really are. There is no religious alignment, but feel free to apply it to whichever faith resonates with you.
I struggle with anxiety/depression. Will meditation help?
Many of my students have noticed a marked improvement with anxiety and depression as a result of meditation, but each case is different. That said, we can’t make any guarantees on this front. Please consult your doctor before trying meditation and especially if you plan to wean yourself from any medications.



What style of yoga do you teach?

Somayog is an innovative fusion of traditional hatha yoga with cutting-edge contemporary techniques; Somatics by Thomas Hannah and McKenzie exercises. This unique system offers more than the sum of its parts and was developed by Deep Priya –a dancer and hatha yoga teacher.

Somayog is based on the principle of cross-training and allows students to awaken their body awareness, diminish pain reflexes, increase mobility and strength, to assist in healing and controlling muscle groups which may have suffered from some trauma or misalignment issues.

Somayog provides deep-reaching and long term results, yet is gentle and adaptable for almost all ages and stages of life.

What types of chronic pain and stiffness can Somayog ease?
Many of my students who’ve suffered from back pain, disc issues, scoliosis, hip misalignment, neck tension, shoulder pain and old residue from ankle or foot injuries have noticed a marked improvement due to Somayog. Before taking my Somayog class, please consult a physician. If you have inflammation, these exercises may not be advisable.
I'm really out of shape and lack flexibility. Is Somayog right for me?
If your doctor approves, then most certainly. Somayog is done very gently on the floor. In a private class, I will adapt the exercises and pace to fit your specific needs. Great flexibility is not needed — only your commitment not to give up. You must also quickly speak up if any exercise causes any discomfort and stop doing that exercise to prevent injuring yourself. Nobody else but you yourself will know if you’re uncomfortable. Results will take time and patience but you will feel better before long.
I want to learn yoga, but I'm very self-conscious about my body.
You’re not alone! Many new students struggle with the same issue. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and abilities — and yoga is a wonderful way to connect with your body and build self-esteem. If you’re self-conscious, you might feel more comfortable taking my One-On-One Skype Yoga Classes . Either way, you’ll be treated with respect and kindness, and you can go at a pace that’s comfortable for you 
How often should I practice yoga?
Pressuring yourself to practice yoga a set number of times per week is counterproductive. Instead, it’s best to go at your own pace and find your own rhythm.You’ll never regret doing a yoga session since they’re a treat for your body and health.