Sumati Nair comes from South India and has been in the Netherlands for over 20years. She has a diploma as an Iyengar yoga teacher and teaches yoga in Leiden. Besides this she has degrees in Indian philosophy and teaches yoga philosophy at different yoga teacher training programmes in Amsterdam and at Yoga Moves in Utrecht. Yoga as a means to deepen ones knowledge of oneself is central to her way of working and yoga asanas are a very good starting point. An understanding of yoga philosophy, she believes, can generate a lasting love and enthusiasm for the 8 limbs (astanga) of yoga as a whole and so change the quality of ones life, making one energetic, calm and happy.