For more than 30 years Vandita has incorporated holistic practices into her family life and her programs. She has studied and applied modalities that include:
- pranayama (breathing techniques)
- meditation, and yoga nidra (deep yogic sleep)
- macrobiotics (a holistic approach to health and longevity)
She has lovingly held the position of director for the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association-KYTA based at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, for more than10 years. When not at her desk you’ll find her leading yoga classes, presentations, programs, or hosting the annual conference for yoga teachers.
From 1989-99 as the executive director of the Albany Kripalu Yoga Center, Vandita trained instructors, delivered presentations, taught classes, and pioneered yoga and heath initiatives throughout the Northeast, appearing regularly on television and radio during her tenure from 1989–1999. Her articles have appeared in numerous Kripalu publications and her CD, Transform, Relax, and Rejuvenate: A Deeply Restorative Relaxation continues to be a favorite among yoga students around the world.
Heading up special projects at Kripalu Center over the last eight years such as the Teaching for Diversity grant program and the Kripalu Affiliate Studio program, Vandita has made it possible for teachers to share the healing benefits of yoga with people from diverse populations in thousands of communities. As a wife and mother to three children she learned many hard lessons in the art of balancing home, health, and career. At 50-something, she is as vibrant and energetic as she was at 40. Her zest for life and ability to share common-sense advice, coupled with a warm sense of humor, has made her a sought-after speaker who is approachable and genuine in nature.