En Light is a sister collaboration founded in October 2015 by Sonia Kaur, a Therapeutic Yoga Counselor, and Neelam Singh, a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor. We started En Light because we recognized that Yoga & Ayurveda has so much more to offer than what was currently being offered in the West through “Yoga”. Understanding the ability of these other fundamental principles of Yoga & Ayurveda to offer additional guidance on well-being and transformation, we wanted to offer experiences that are richer, fuller, authentic and empowering.
Much of Western Yoga emphasizes the benefits of asanas (or yoga postures) on the body, mind and spirit, without delving deeper into other fundamental principles of Yoga & Ayurveda. Historically, Yoga & Ayurveda have always been practiced together, and Yoga was not limited to asana practice. Rather, it incorporated other aspects including pranayama (breath control), meditation, diet, Yogic philosophy and lifestyle choices. Respecting the intimate and ancestral connection between Yoga and Ayurveda, En Light’s mission is to bring Yoga back to its roots. By adopting an integrative approach applying principles from both Yoga & Ayurveda, we seek to empower you with tools to maximize your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being through retreats, workshops, private consultations, classes, educational programming and other contemplative activities.
As children of Asian-Indian immigrants, our household incorporated many elements from Yoga and Ayurveda. However, it was not until later in our lives, when we were dealing with health issues, that we truly realized the power and benefits of Ayurveda and Yoga in our personal lives and the lives of our loved ones. Since then, we have embraced our ancestral wisdom with devotion, love, and gratitude. We truly believe in living by example. We do not view ourselves as simply teaching Ayurveda and Yoga, but humbly living and practicing these authentic teachings in our modern ways of living. We have both recognized that is now part of our journey to share these teachings with you.
Let love and intuition be your guide.