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Gayatri Iyer

Gayatri Iyer

Gayatri Iyer is the curator for CreativeIndia and Indic Academy, plus an eternal artist & traveler with a mission to discover the unknown, lost and beautiful parts of herself while also discovering the true meaning of her roots of being an Indian in today's context. A free spirited yogini with a deep love for yoga, India, theater, food, watercolors, story-telling evident through her book, Life's Macchiato: A collection of your stories,.The best part is that all these passions saw the light of the day through her adventures like her food start up Chef In A Box, a designer stationery line called Ahem, Theater performance in a play called Unrest, freelance illustrator, story teller, travel and creative consultant. Oh the list is not ended, stay tuned for more of her!

Why is Rama Blue?
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Why is Rama Blue?

Gayatri Iyer- November 10, 2018

All stories like the Mahabharata and Ramayana that survive through the ages reflect one’s own inner drama in some deep way. That's why people read ... Read More

Who is disrobing Draupadi?
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Who is disrobing Draupadi?

Gayatri Iyer- September 11, 2018

The Mahabharata speaks of a time when both polygamy and polyandry were possible, and it speaks about the ethics of conduct where Draupadi defines boundaries. ... Read More

Yogacharya T. Krishnamacharya: A Man Extraordinaire
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Yogacharya T. Krishnamacharya: A Man Extraordinaire

Gayatri Iyer- July 26, 2018

Krishnamacharya used to say that you can only learn from a upAya pratayaya because the person has gone through the struggle. J.Krishnamurti came up with ... Read More

Immersion as a Metaphorical Tirthayatra
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Immersion as a Metaphorical Tirthayatra

Gayatri Iyer- May 16, 2018

An immersion just like a dip into the holy Ganges or walking thousands of miles to that revered temple is a deep dive into one’s ... Read More

A Beginner’s Account of Bhakti
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A Beginner’s Account of Bhakti

Gayatri Iyer- April 30, 2018

Imagine what would happen if hundreds of people chanting their hearts out in praise of the Lord and their energies (body, mind and soul) all ... Read More

Yogic response to sexual violation
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Yogic response to sexual violation

Gayatri Iyer- April 21, 2018

If we take the religious space, which is supposed to help, it ends up only repressing the self and making the process worse by adding ... Read More

Isvarapranidhana: What is Isvara and what does it mean for me?
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Isvarapranidhana: What is Isvara and what does it mean for me?

Gayatri Iyer- March 29, 2018

The goal of iSvarapranidhanA is to bring you back to shAntam or equanimity so that you can move forward. Actions that arises from a state ... Read More