YOGA WITH A DIFFERENCE
A unique non-profit organization that offers free and accessible yoga classes and workshops for people from all walks of life with the goal of spreading awareness of the true meaning of yoga while promoting overall mind-body-spirit wellness.
2020 has been a tough year for many! As society reels from Covid-19 crisis, and starts to move toward normalcy, another crisis is following on its heels- Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Arva is a unique and innovative approach to providing a relaxing and holistically rejuvenating experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and empowered. Make a positive lifestyle change and take on new challenges for personal growth!
Arva's goal is to improve and help one mind, one body and one soul at a time. A smile on your face is the best payment and your improved health and wellbeing, as well as an appreciation of true meaning of yoga, is our reward! Arva classes, workshops, and events are free for all to benefit from. This is the founder's way of giving back to the society!
Donations are always welcome and with Guidestar Gold Transparency Seal 2021 status, you can be assured that your money is going toward valuable programs for the world we live in!
Arva Yoga is an established 501(c)(3) organization, your contributions are tax-deductible!
And our founding story
My name is Vaibhavi and I am the founder and President of Arva Yoga.
As an IT professional in the USA, I enjoy my job very much- stimulates my mind and also helps pay our bills:). I have two kids and a very supportive husband! Life has been kind and we have been blessed with all comforts known to mankind.
I am a yoga enthusiast and my love for yoga started when I was a child growing up in India. I was a "Rope Mallakhamb" Player- meaning I not only did yoga at competitions, but did those poses on suspended rope! Today, as a registered Yoga Alliance 200 hour certified multi-style yoga teacher, I have been able to nurture that love for yoga in form of my Ariel Yoga practice and teaching.
In addition to Yoga, I also am a 100 Hour Meditation Alliance Certified Guided Meditation Teacher.
As a lifelong learner of the world's oldest scriptures- The Vedas and Upanishads, my Foundation Vedanta Course Certification helps me round my yoga classes with philosophy insights.
With a firm belief that teaching others is the best way to reinforce your own learning, establishing this non-profit is my small attempt in this world. It feels great to give back to the society by making this rich knowledge available to all for its therapeutic benefits!
Founded in the memory of my grand-mother who passed away in 2020, Arva Yoga offers free and accessible yoga classes for people from all walks of life. We are expanding and growing our platform with new teachers and new initiatives every month.
“OM: the symbol of the Three in One, the three worlds in the Soul; the three times, past, present, future, in Eternity; the three Divine Powers, Creation, Preservation, Transformation, in the one Being; the three essences, immortality, omniscience, joy, in the one Spirit. This is the Word, the Symbol, of the Master and Lord, the perfected Spiritual Man.”