Inspired by her
mother and grandfather, Reema started the Usha Yoga
Foundation in December 2004. Reema's grandfather, known as "Bapuji,"
has practiced yoga for most of his 85-years, and currently
runs a community and yoga center in Khaknar, a tribal
village in Central India. Reema' mother, Lata, teaches in
three nursing homes and psychiatric institute in her local
community in Maryland, USA. Reema travels and teaches yoga
worldwide while raising awareness of Usha Yoga's vision.
Reema is co-author of the book, Sacred Sanskrit Words for Yoga, Chant, and Meditation. The book is published by Stonebridge Press in Berkeley, California and is available on amazon.com. Reema recently had her debut CD of Sanskrit Chants, Truth Love Creation, released by Nutone music (www.nutonemusic.com). Truth Love Creation is also available on amazon and was created with producer/musican, Ferenz Kallos. For more information on Reema, please visit www.reemadatta.com.
Usha means "dawn, awakening, a new beginning."
It is also the name of Reema's late grandmother, who had
mastered one of yoga's core teachings - maintaining a serene
mind in the midst of activity. Usha was married at the age
of fourteen, raised four daughters in Delhi and endured
many physical ailments. Inspired by the calm and grace with
which Usha moved through her life's challenges, Bapuji, Lata and
Reema spread the messages of yoga under Usha's name.
worldwide while raising
awareness of spiritual traditions and economic realities.
Yoga initiated at The Rainbow House, an orphanage
for girls in Goa,
Yoga teacher training funded for Balinese yogis.
Yoga studio built at the Little
Stars School, a school for street children in Varanasi,
Yoga Studio built in Khaknar, a tribal village in Central
First workshop in Khaknar with guest teacher, Danny Paradise.
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