Being a contemporary dance student, I had pretty much been practicing yoga unconsciously for a few months, but I really discovered it during the lockdown in 2020. Being overwhelmed with what was happening in the world and wanting some peace and calm, I looked up some Instagram yoga accounts and started my self-learning journey that made me explore yoga more mindfully. In a time of chaos, yoga brought me a lot of contentment, peace of mind, and a form of physical wellness and I am grateful.
Sneha has been a dedicated yoga practitioner with a strong personal practice of 10 years and teaching experience of 4. She has completed her instructor certification from Kaivalyadham Ashram where she was first introduced to various scriptures and philosophy of yoga. As her practice deepened she went on to pursuing the RYT 200 certification with yoga alliance USA & UK from Asan yoga school. Yoga for her is a way of living and one that she would like to share with you all.
Saakshi is a full time Health & Fitness professional. She has Certified in Yoga and has also specialized in Advertising And Sports Nutrition and is currently working as a Sr.Nutrition Consultant & Content Writer. She has helped many clients achieve their fitness goals through nutrition guidance & various fitness regimes like Power Yoga, Hatha Yoga, HIIT & Functional Training. She has also conducted webinars on mental fitness and mindfulness techniques through YOGA as it does wonders for one’s Spiritual Transformation & Growth.
A 25 year old dancer, moving through life. I found grace and flow through ballet and contemporary. I discovered stillness through Yoga. I stumbled upon yoga after a major knee injury and it changed my life. I love to write poetry, I believe words can move people too. Lately I am based in Kolkata, teaching dance and yoga. Trying to turn some major dreams into a reality.
Pallavi is a corporate professional turned full time yoga teacher. After business school and cushy jobs, she was still missing a piece till she realised yoga was the best part of her day. Having trained under some of the top yoga teachers, she has multiple certifications under her belt, including Level 2 from the Ayush ministry. She teaches an alignment focussed, integrated form of yoga in her classes with elements of Hatha, Vinyasa and Pilates. She is passionate about yoga philosophy, holistic health and wellness.
Akanksha Thapliyal Bhatt is the founder of Podcast production company Audio Vaani. She is a writer, podcaster and a yogini. She has done her Master's in yoga and science if living, secured Gold medal in 500 hours YTT and is QCI Level 2 Yoga Teacher. She hosts various podcasts including "Yoga Dialogue" that talks about how to take yoga beyond the mat.
Riya is an internationally certified Yoga Teacher & wellness consultant. Her yoga sessions are an amalgamation of the traditional Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga styles. Her style is dynamic, intense and restorative with plenty of modifications and personalised attention. She has completed her 200-hour teacher training, Introductory Iyengar Yoga Teacher training with Nivedita Joshi, Yoga Nidra TTC, and is currently pursuing MSc in Yoga Therapy from Svyasa University Bengaluru. Through her yoga classes, workshops and online content, she aims to help her students find health and happiness.
Sweta has completed her teacher training in Advance Power Yoga from Akshar Yoga and Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga. She is also a certified E-RYT teacher from YA in the US. Sweta believes that Yoga is both a means to get physically fit and a complete system to find internal peace. This belief and her innate passion for Yoga reflects in her classes too. In addition to being an ardent yogi, Sweta also heads the People & Ops team for an MNC.
Being a Commercial model / actress for about a decade, I've been in & out of many designer apparels. But comfort isn't always guaranteed. When I started yoga, I found PROYOG, a homegrown brand thoughtfully curated to feel the freedom to move the body, lighter on the skin - yoga or no yoga. Considering that PROYOG is all about organic, holistic & Environment friendly brand, I'm all out to support it.
Natasha Mahindra is a certified yoga therapist and owner of Anam Cara Yoga Retreats in Bangalore. She completed her first teacher training in Ashtanga vinyasa with Sonja Appel followed by another teacher training in Hatha Vinyasa under Bharat Shetty.
"I really love the style and look of the clothes, particularly the dhoti-inspired pants. The fabric breathes really well and allows my body to move comfortably. They make me feel like I’m practicing yoga like the yogi’s would in their simple langoti’s. There is a sense of authenticity to it."
It has been 13 years since my inward journey began. In 2010 I decided to go to the Bihar school of yoga for learning and understanding the yogic lifestyle for four months; and that has changed my life ever. the benefits I have gained from yoga made me want to share yoga with one and all.
"I love practicing in Proyog, love the fact it is organic, feels good on my skin, helps me and the environment to breathe. What I love the most are the choice of colours patterns and most importantly it has no tags"
Samrat is a techie turned yogi-prenuer. He found his way to yoga when he discovered his sedentary lifestyle was making him sick and unhappy. Currently based out of Bangalore, he practices and teaches a blend of Vinyasa and hatha style yoga. Yoga has helped him manage his stress levels and take control of his health. Today he spends his time sharing what he has learned.
A Lawyer turned Yoga professional, Varuna began her practice at the age of 3. After completing her LLB from University of Delhi, she went on to develop her practice in traditional Hatha Yoga and Meditation. Mental health and Wellness are an integral part of her teaching as she coaches on correct lifestyle practices, proper eating habits and a sound Abhyasa or physical practice of Yoga and therapy.
"Organic clothing is about going back to the essence of nature. To take care of the gift of this physical existence that we have been given we must do everything to nourish and preserve it."
Samanta is a well-respected yoga teacher who has been dedicated to mind-body health for over 20 years. With a lifetime spent practicing Yoga, Jazz Technique and Bharatnatyam, she is able to combine unique perspectives about wellbeing, healing and physiology. Over the last ten years she has explored and mastered several healing therapies for the mind and body. She teaches workshops and retreats around the world.
"As a regular teacher and practitioner, Proyog is a welcome change from the usual synthetic yoga wear, which I feel like changing out of as soon as I am done with practice. It's naturally organic fabric lets me move more freely, without any restriction. Much needed since I am in yoga wear almost all day."
Karuna completed her Teacher's Training Course at Samyak Yoga Ashram on the river Kaveri, just outside the city of Mysore.
“While I’ve always veered strongly towards organic, handspun, locally sourced and natural fabrics for my daily wear, finding work out or yoga gear that was as breathable and responsible was a challenge. I guess Proyog closed that gap for me. I strongly believe that if each of us make the choice to wear more responsible clothing, both on and off the mat, we will eventually be able to affect what is produced and sold to consumers, and in turn, be able to affect the adverse effects of the garment industry on the environment, our bodies, and on local arts and communities.”