Deepika Mehta known for her expertise in Ashtanga Yoga, is a famous personality in the world of Yoga and Fitness. Her life journey, starting with the dream to become a Western Dancer and leading to the reality of becoming a Yogi has not been easy.
In 1997, she met with a severe accident while climbing the rocks in Dehradun and doctors had stated that she would never be able to walk again. The impressive thing about her is that she never lost faith and healed herself with alternative approaches that included old Indian discipline of Yoga. She regularly practiced meditation and pranyama. In the beginning she joined Sivananda Yoga Kendra in Kerala, where she did her Teacher Training. From there she was led to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and to meeting her Guru,Shri K Pattabhi Jois in 2002.
She has been exploring the world and practicing under various masters like Richard Freeman and Prem Carlisi. She is presently a student to Sharath Jois and learning Advanced Series A with him.
Deepika is fortunate to have her own TV channel named Yoga City. She has been the leading trainer on the show The Biggest Loser. She is one of the three women redefining beauty ideals in India in Vogue magazine 2014, has been the face of the fitness campaign, 2015 in Elle India, and has been featured in various other publications and given a Dance/Yoga presentation and talk at the TedX event a the UN Headquarters in NYC. Deepika is the youngest teacher to teach Yoga at the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh. Deepika has a belief that ‘Essence of Yoga lies in sincerity not commercialisation’.
Deepika has gained a Certified professional degree from American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Reebok University in Group and Personal Training and the Institute of Pilates, Stott in Canada. She has 10 years of experience in Yoga and modern Physical Fitness Techniques. Deepika keeps updating her fitness diet plans, martial art routines, dance forms and western workouts so that she make exciting changes in her daily routine and implement something new every day.
Deepika Mehta presently lives in Bandra, Mumbai and takes regular Yoga classes. She has taught Yoga to celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai. She has clients including Corporate from all around the world.
She has taught the world the actual definition of Yoga being the ultimate experiences of Ashtanga Yoga, diet and lifestyle advice. She claims that she looks for inspiration and motivation in anything that makes her happy. Her idea of a perfect getaway is to be close to nature such as beach with tons of yoga and mountains with tons of yoga.