I started yoga when I was 19. Like any other teenager I was going through an emotional phase in my life. I was browsing for ideas on Google on how to recover from my troubled state of mind. Google suggested "a yoga camp" as a solution. I took this advise pretty seriously & I fled to the Sivananda Ashram from where i received my teacher's training certificate. After getting back to Mumbai, I got some valuable experience by training in Ashtanga yoga with Deepika Mehta. I further went to Mysore to deepen my practice with the Parama Guru Sharath Jois in Mysore.
Slowly and gradually I started teaching and finally here I am. A full time teacher in my studio. I also have a background in dance but was never naturally flexible or thin. I really had to work hard to get to where I am. Every day is a challenge. But I'm willing to accept it because what's life without a challenge? Also I notice that at most yoga classes the age group of the students are between early 30's -50's. I'd like to change that. I'd like to inspire people my age and even younger to opt for yoga. Because at this tender age we all face fluctuating emotions. With our career choices and studies it can be hard to stay calm. Yoga not only keeps me in good shape physically but it also mentally calms me down. It's not like I don't feel angry or sad anymore. But it's changed my way of looking at things. I approach a situation with a calmer state of mind. I'm also happy to have my own yoga TV show on Tata sky active fitness called "Yoga with Prerna Bhatia."
What is my Teaching Style
My teaching style is extremely traditional as taught in Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga (which basically means the teacher teaches you a few poses which you master and then move on the the next poses. It’s a sequence of postures which are taught to you over a period of time. It’s a self practice approach. I will be there to guide you & adjust you incase needed but I mostly let the body open on it’s own with the breath. I put A LOT of emphasis on breathing. You are nothing without your breath.