Dhanya (Jessica) Ma
Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher
Integrative Health and Nutrition Consultant
I tried a few different yoga studios before I came across Isha 5 years ago. I decided Yoga wasn't doing anything for me. It didn’t help my back pain from long hours of office work and I found it boring as a sport. Later when I was struggling as a working mother of two children for more energy and balance, I turned to meditation. The result after a short time surprised me. I was hoping to gain more inner peace through meditation, which I experienced right after the first session. Soon after that, I noticed that meditation actually brought me more energy as well.
Later when I came across Isha I learned that Isha Yoga, as a classical hatha yoga, is seen and practiced as a dynamic meditation and preparation for deeper meditation. I liked the approach. To just sit still and meditate is not easy. The body needs to be prepared. First I learned Surya Kriya in a workshop and then practiced it daily at home. The first result was sensational. I experienced immediately that this is something totally different from my previous “yoga experience”. This is a journey into oneself. After four weeks my back pain was gone. I felt fitter, emotionally more balanced and energetic in my daily life. The fact that I was able to practice independently at home was a big plus for a working mom, as it actually saved lot of money and time. Getting up half an hour earlier every morning was rewarded by more energy and balance through the whole day.
Motivated by the overwhelming positive experience, I enrolled for all other Isha Programs one after another. They are all unique, designed with different focuses and benefits. At that point, it became no longer about the back pain. The meditative quality of Isha Yoga practices led to physical and mental balance as well as clarity of the mind. The way I think, feel and experience life has changed. I quit the job that I had been doing for years without much interest other than making a living. I gained a new professional qualification as an Integrative Health and Nutrition Consultant (International Institute of Naturopathy in Switzerland) in 2016 and I completed my Isha Hatha Yoga Training in 2017 which is over 1750 hour course. I am happy and grateful for who I am and where I am, feeling energy, joy and love. That’s the power of yoga. It has transformed my life. Just like Sadhguru said “Just keep practicing. Everything else will come.”
I wish to bring Isha Hatha Yoga in its full depth and profundity to as many people as possible so that they can also experience yoga as the life-transforming tool as I have experienced it and as it was always meant to be.
About Isha Hatha Yoga
About Isha Hatha Yoga
Developed by globally-renowned yogi, humanitarian and enlightened master, Sadhguru, the Isha™ Hatha School of Yoga has been established to revive the ancient science of Hatha Yoga, with programs taught to millions worldwide.
Sadhguru has unveiled the full depth and dimension of yoga through simple, powerful tools and methods that people can easily integrate into their everyday lives. Poeple have effortlessly come out of chronic dieseases, established a deep sense of peace and joy, and even risen to the height of ecstacy.
Isha hatha yoga teachers are certified at 1750+ hours
About Sadhguru, Founder of Isha Yoga
Sadhguru is a realized yogi and mystic, a humanitarian – a man whose passion spills into everything he encounters. With a keen mind, balanced by a heart that knows no boundary, his presence creates an extraordinary opportunity to break through limitations into one’s natural state of freedom, love, and joy.
Named one of India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru’s work has deeply touched the lives of millions worldwide through his transformational programs. Sadhguru has a unique ability to make the ancient yogic sciences relevant to contemporary minds, acting as a bridge to the deeper dimensions of life. His life and work are constant reminders that the inner sciences are not outdated philosophies, but rather, vitally relevant to our times. His approach does not ascribe to any belief system, but offers methods for self-transformation that are both proven and powerful.
An author, poet, visionary and internationally renowned speaker, Sadhguru’s wit, and piercing logic provoke and broaden our thoughts and perception of life. Sadhguru has been an influential voice at major global forums including the UN, MIT, and the World Economic Forum, addressing issues as diverse as socio-economic development, leadership, and spirituality.
Dedicated to the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of humanity and gifted with utter clarity of perception, Sadhguru possesses a perspective on life and living that never fails to intrigue, challenge and surprise all those he encounters.