PJ (Pavithra)

Student / Modo Teacher

Why do you love the Modo community?

Everyone is so warm and welcoming. I first noticed this at the studio, and experienced it again at the teacher training recently. When I started as a student, I was blown away by how personal my practice felt. Through the teacher training I got to interact with so many amazing people from all over the world, with so much knowledge and so many experiences to share.

Why do you teach yoga?

Having learned and practiced yoga starting at a very early age (and probably not appreciating the benefits as much back then), I now get to incorporate my prior knowledge into my practice and share it with my community. I am also learning new things everyday as a teacher.

What yoga certifications do you have?

Modo Level 1 – 500 YTT, Modo Flow – 100 YTT and 85-hour Prenatal and Postnatal certification through Whole Mama Yoga

If you were an animal, what would it be?

An Eagle. I often have vivid dreams where I’m flying, and it’s the most freeing feeling ever. And the eagle is one of the most majestic creatures out there!

You have one day completely to yourself in Columbus.  What do you do?

I’m thinking of my typical Sunday. I would sleep in a few extra hours and then head to my Modo practice. On the way back I would stop at Zest Juice for a couple of smoothies, get home and make some brunch for my husband and myself. Then I would take the dogs out for an afternoon walk to the Scioto Mile, get back home and relax. In the evening I would swing by Whetstone Park for a tennis game/class. The day would end with an early supper and some Hulu/Netflix before bed.

What’s your favorite yoga pose and why?

Natarajasana or Dancer’s Pose. I find this to be a challenging pose that pushes me to do better every time I get into and out of it. Also as a (former) Bharatanatyam dancer, I have a deeper connection to the pose.

You can only eat at one Columbus restaurant for the rest of your life.  What is it?

Portia’s Cafe. They serve clean, healthy, and extremely tasty vegan food!