Deepika Mehta got into a near death rock-climbing accident in 1997. The doctors told her that she would never walk again. Deepika is not the kind of person to allow challenges to deter her motivation and lust for life, she turned to alternative approaches and came to the age-old Indian discipline of Yoga. Practicing meditation and pranayama, Deepika then started her years of education and practice and studying alternative healing methods. She first went to the 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 also travelled to different parts of the planet learning from different masters like Richard Freeman, Dena Kingsberg, Prem Carlisi, Lino Miele, and Rolf Naujokat. She is now a student Sharath Jois and learning Advanced A Series with him.
Deepika has been fortunate enough to have her own TV show called Yoga City, as well as teaching India’s most famous celebrities. She has been the master trainer on the show “The Biggest Loser” in India. She has appeared as 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.
Now a famous yoga teacher and professional fitness expert, Deepika lives in Mumbai, India where she teaches regular classes in Bandra. She also has clients (individuals and corporates) all over the country. She assists them to reach ultimate mind and body experiences with Ashtanga Yoga, diet and lifestyle recommendations, and has helped them meet their goals.