Nitya was first introduced to yoga at age 4 when her mom signed her up for ballet lessons combined with yoga! Nitya’s love for the practice was immediate and has continued throughout her life.
For many years Nitya studied meditation, advanced pranayamas, Advaita Vedanta, the Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures on her own until she moved to New York City and began attending programs and providing seva at the Sivananda Center. Nitya spent three years as a part time karma yogi at the center, before committing herself fully to the ashram life for another three years (in both the USA and India). In that time, Nitya completed the Sivananda 200hr teacher training course. She attended numerous advanced teacher training classes and intensives throughout the years and also performed a 45 day solo silent pranayama retreat in the Himalayas, practicing up to 10 hours a day. She is an Advanced Yoga Nidra Instructor from the Bihar School of Yoga teachings and has assisted numerous teacher training courses in NY and India.
She formed the Surya Chandra Yoga International organization as a ways to collaborate with like minded individuals in the propagation of yoga and held their first training in India in Oct of 2018 with Sri Chaitanya Ashram in Kannur, Kerala. This year, in Oct. 2019, she and the amazing teachers set forth to offer their love and knowledge in Bayside Queens on a part time basis to accommodate those unable to travel away from home for a month.
In addition to teaching yoga, Nitya also serves as a health coach, Ayurvedic personal chef, advanced Yoga Nidra Instructor, sound vibration healer, Reiki Grandmaster and lightworker, bodyworker, and meditation counselor.
Her life is dedicated to living and teaching a holistic lifestyle based in yoga and truth. She follows the teachings of Self Realization.