When Vasuda attended her first Hatha yoga class under Acharya Keshav Murthy, she had no idea what a yoga class looked like. Not to mention the fact that it was the starting point of a whole new world for her, one different from the one she had always lived. A 23-year-old advertising professional in Yahoo then, Vasuda could barely get her body to move the way she was instructed. Nevertheless, she continued and, with time, realised that she only got better in her asanas. Soon she found herself looking forward to her classes with her teacher Murthy, who had, on many occasions, received training from late B. K. S. Iyengar. The more he taught, the more she wanted to learn. And like every great teacher who spots great potential in their students and believes in them, he asked her to give teaching a try.

Vasuda has come a long way since then and, today, she is grateful to her teacher and her practice for leading her to her true calling. Her strong urge to do something meaningful in life, something that mattered, something that she totally loved - was fulfilled. Yoga and teaching offered her just that, backed by a strong commitment to a daily self-practice and learning with expert guidance. Vasuda practices the full primary series of Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga six days a week.

She has practiced under the guidance of world-renowned yoga guru Sharat Jois, the grandson of yoga guru Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. She has also received an Ashtanga Intensive training certification from True Yoga, Singapore, where she was trained by widely recognized teachers of Ashtanga yoga - Kino McGregor and Tim Feldman. Vasuda feels that her Ashtanga practice and her teaching has truly opened doors to some beautiful experiences, realization, and knowledge.

Vasuda has a Master's degree in Psychology and a teaching certification from S-VYASA (A deemed university for Yoga Research and Yoga Therapy). During her spare time, she loves to play board games with friends and travel. She lives with her husband Jayanth.

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