Posted on April 07 2016
Alka struggled for most of my life with food. Starving herself to the anorexic version of herself, binge eating then to the fuller, rounder version of her. She was constantly comparing herself to others. And through this process of comparing herself to others the whole time she completely lost herself and didn't take any note of how she was or what was right for her body or even what her body likes or not. So how did this Roller coaster all end for her? Two vital experiences played a major role in her journey to finding herself again.
- Yoga - We live in a society that is so focused on the outside and yoga made her look inside and discovered who she truly is, accepting and loving herself - thighs and all. She believes that the journey of self awareness in body, mind and soul is the true path to healing. Alka completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher training at The Shala, Cape Town South Africa with inspiring teacher Mariah Betts and Tamsin Sheehy in 2015.
- She attended the world's leading nutrition school, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and finally learned to get off this roller coaster for good. She discovered "eating" for the first time - what foods are right for her unique body. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, based in New York City, is one of a kind nutrition school that integrates many dietary theories, combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies like Ayurveda and macrobiotics with modern concepts like Primary Foods, Food Pyramids and Raw foods. Some of my many teachers include : Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, AnneMarie Colbin, Joel Fuhrman, Barry Sears (The Zone), Neal Barnard, Arthur Agatston (South Beach Diet), Sally Fallon, Mark Hyman, Andrea Beaman, David Katz, John Douillard, Walter Willet, Marion Nestle, Harville Hendrix.
Alka is mom to Alexi, entrepreneur, yoga teacher and certified Health coach and Nutritionist. She havs found balance in her life and don't crucify herself for the occasional indulgent on a special occasion anymore as it is not what you eat some of the time that makes you healthy, but it's what you eat most of the time. She now invests her time in practicing and teaching yoga daily and feeding her body delicious and exciting vegan meals. This way of eating helps her to have clear thoughts and energy every day. She feels at peace inside and assist in making the world a happier, more prosperous place and no longer comparing her bum in jeans to those of her friends. Most importantly she get to help people by empowering themselves to gain power back over their health through nourishing their body, mind and soul, moving daily and love and accepting themselves as they really are and by doing that she found the healthiest version of herself