Thank you to Yogi Prakash Dhungana, my Tantra yoga Guru and dearest friend. You lifted me up when I was in most need of direction in my life. You gave me the chance to shine again by encouraging me to value and enhance my yogic powers. By your example I have learned more than words can say. Thank you for transmitting to me the depth of yoga and welcoming me to Shanti Yoga Ashram, where my metamorphosis took place, from a student into a real teacher.
Thank you to my sisters for your love and endless encouragement, specifically my soul sister, Nandini Shukla. It is amazing to find someone with such a similar path and values. You make life sparkle with beauty and magic. Looking forward to joining forces to offer Goddess programs for all Shakti seekers in your home temple and yoga palace, Kali Maa’s house in your dearest Kashi (Varanasi).
Amazingly through Nandini, I met, Kamadevi, my co-teacher and co-creator of Shiva Shakti Tantra. Together we are beautifully blending our sacred gifts to share the light and love of yoga. Your spontaneous celebration of life is contagious! Our sisterhood is divine and my world is brighter because of you. Looking forward to manifesting our dreams together.
Thank you to Radhanath Swami Maharaj for welcoming me into the lineage of Bhakti Yoga, and gifting me with the beautiful name of Kishori Gopika devi dasi. You are simply an inspiration by your very presence; someone who exudes the peace and joy of a self-realized soul full of Krishna prema. It is my great fortune to be connected with your divine grace.
Thank you to Atmarama dasa, for opening the gateway to Bhakti and glorious Vrindavan dham, whiler teaching me the ancient culture of Vaishnavism. Thank you for sharing your music, your Braj bhav and the beauty of your heart. In this lifetime knowing you has impelled me to claim my own power and authentic self; as the relationships that are most difficult, inspire the most evolution.
Thank you to Pilar Franco de Sarabia for being my mentor on the path of Ayurveda, for teaching me how to create balance through diet and lifestyle and the essence of Ayurvedic cooking. Thank you for initiating me into transcendental meditation. You are an example of womanly grace and goddess embodiment.
Thank you to my dear mother, Denise Whitney, for teaching me about life’s enchantment. Because of you, I was unafraid to follow my heart’s inner calling. Your love has carried me through life. I learned the divine feminine arts of beauty, self-care and enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures. My sense of self and inner confidence is a result of your motherly nourishment throughout my life.
Hari Om Tat Sat.