The daughter of Indian parents, Hemalayaa Behl teaches a unique combination of yoga and Indian dance in Los Angeles. Behl has received international acclaim for her blend of traditional and modern style, been featured in publications such as the New York Times, LA Times, Shape, Yoga Journal, and toured nationally as Mistress of Ceremony for the 2014 "Wanderlust Spectacular." Hemalayaa Behl's playful spirit emanates through her work as a yogini, dancer, and fitness educator. As she travels the globe transforming lives through these practices, Hema loves turning her students on to the vibrant styles of Indian dance, which is revolutionizing the conscious movement. Her laughter, and that of her students, animates each and every class, highlighting her natural gift for bringing out the joy and the dancer in everyone. Hemalayaa Behl's yoga training began at home at an early age, with her father as her first teacher. Her upbringing taught her that dance was important to health and well-being. Hema went on to study yoga, philosophy and meditation and finds passion in a life devoted to spreading the knowledge of yoga and dance.