Uma is the founding director of S.A.T.Y.A. education in the Synergistic Alignment of Tantra, Yoga & Ayurveda.
Born in Kenya of Indian descent to a Hindu family of renowned Freedom Fighters, Uma’s childhood was enriched with the values of nature-based peoples in the wild, and the gifts of meaningful life imparted by age-old Yogic traditions.
At age 20, she entered into seclusion to begin a 14-year apprenticeship with her Shaivite guru in his Bali hermitage.
Uma has been researching and educating in the field of traditional Laya Yoga and Kundalini Tantra Yoga for more than 30 years.
As an Ayurvedic Practitioner with a Diploma of Ayurvedic Sciences (D.A.Sc., USA) and with certification from India as a Panchakarma Specialist, she conceived and co-founded KUSH, the Ayurvedic Center for Rejuvenation at The Yoga Barn Bali in 2008 to host in-depth constitutional assessments and personalized detox/rejuvenation programs that ran under her direction until 2016.
Uma is the founder of Aranya Ayurvedics, a range of organic, wildcraft Ayurvedic teas and therapeutics.
Uma spearheads the wellness movement “Going With Nature” which provides Ayurvedic health programs and consummate Panchakarma retreats. In her Ayurvedic health practice, “Know Thyself, Heal Thyself”, Uma, continues to guide the rediscovery of true nature and well-being.