We’re excited about our first member-led event — a classical yoga session led by member Esha Gupta. The session will include 1 hour of asana (physical postures/ exercise), pranayama (breathing), and meditation (going inwards), followed by an optional 15 minute Q&A and discussion on the traditional purpose and meaning of yoga.
Esha is a Strategic Partnerships & Program Health Manager at Facebook, where she leads the Global Immunization program focusing on COVID response. Formerly, she was at the World Health Organization, Clinton Foundation, and worked in social impact consulting at Dalberg and corporate healthcare consulting at KPMG. She has a masters from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she concentrated in global mental health.
From Esha, on her experience and practice of yoga:
“I grew up in a family with three generations of yoga, spirituality, and affiliation to the Bihar School of Yoga – one of the first yoga institutions in the world. I have been practicing for over 20 years and started teaching at the age of 16, after completing my first formal training in classical yoga in India. I grew up watching my mother establish a yoga community and teach it to family and friends before it became sexy. As one of her first students who was guided through meditations every day after I got home from school, when all I wanted to do was play outside with the other kids, I truly started to appreciate the practice and realize its immense benefits after growing up and experiencing more of life. Yoga goes beyond a physical exercise and is about alignment between the mind, body, and soul. I am excited to share this practice with you!”
Christina Ruiz, Ralph Martinez