I have been practicing yoga and meditation for over 45 years. My passionate journey of yoga started at the age of 13 when I saw a Himalayan Yogi practicing yoga under a tree on the bank of the River Ganges in the yoga capital of Rishikesh, India. I was completely drawn to his practice and here started my journey of yoga. For me yoga has become my everlasting ritual. Now it is the dance of my body and the rhythm of my breath.
I have visited Himalaya more than 20 times in my quest to experience real aspects of yoga and to understand deep purpose of this ancient wisdom, during this journey of 20 years I met many revered Himalayan yogis, gurus and learned to unfold this highly encrypted language of yoga. It was encrypted in the form of symbols, imagery, carvings on the walls of ancient caves and spiritual places. Original texts are in Sanskrit language. That too in the form of highly complex hymns and short phrases of deep meaning. It took me couple of years to visit those places and spent good length of time to unfold some to get deep message and purpose. My interest became very deep and decided to learn Sanskrit language to understand original texts. I would say I am still on the journey to unfold.
I am completely dedicated to deepening my knowledge of this ancient art and science and to serve humanity. Presently I am leading a life of Yogini and serving my students and community to uplift their feel, evoke happy emotions and enhance well being.
Mindfulness and quality of awareness created by yoga and meditation has blessed me with enthusiasm and appreciation of life no matter what, a true bliss.
Having experienced the transformational power of yoga, I am committed to sharing the benefits of this ancient art with passion and enthusiasm while consistently looking for ways to improve myself as a practitioner and teacher. I strongly believe that the regular practice of yoga and meditation improves health and can increase self-awareness, thus deepening knowledge of our true nature for a more balanced and positive outlook on life.
Every year I do Yoga Retreat where people get opportunity to empty their mind and start afresh with positive energy and lifted feel. This is weekend retreat on July 27-29, 2018.
I have been trained heavily in India and also by British Wheel of Yoga (BWY Dip), London. I have been practicing with many Himalayan Yogis and renowned teachers, mainly with tutors inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, Iyengar style, Kundalini, Swami Shivananda Ji and Swami Satyananda Ji of Bihar School of Yoga in particular.
I have been teaching yoga internationally for over 26 years and have developed a unique and personal teaching style, keeping classes diverse, focused and fun.
Sunday morning yoga with Mala – I love it. Gives me permission to slow down. Allows me to challenge mind and body. Offers me an hour of feeling connected. Teaches me about our amazing bodies. Energises me for the week ahead. And delicious ginger tea at the end! Thank you Mala for sharing your gift with us – Helena Jackson
I would like to express my thanks and admiration to Mala Gupta. She is truly inspirational, motivational and a superb teacher. Her Yoga classes are always fun and the variety keeps you wanting more every week. Her enthusiasm and interest in EVERYONE who attends her classes is amazing. I have a lot more co-ordination than I started with. I fully intend to continue as it has become an integral part of my life – Panchali Sinharoy