Meenal was born in India, and grew up in London with a passion for the wellness and meditational traditions of India, particularly yoga. She has been a yoga practitioner since 2004 when she was introduced to the Sivananda yoga tradition, and has since studied and practised numerous yoga styles over the years, including Ashtanga vinyasa, Iyengar, and Jivanmukti yoga. Her commitment to learning and teaching yoga led her to leave her job as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry and pursue a teacher’s training course in India. She has been teaching yoga since 2011 and her approach draws from the various yoga traditions she has learnt, offering a dynamic and meditative practice with emphasis on postural alignment, breath and heart-centeredness. She is also a certified Ayurveda practitioner, Reiki practitioner and Reflexology therapist. Her passion for health and wellness is complemented by her on-going study of Indian philosophical and meditational traditions, including Advaita and Buddhism.