As most journeys start, Ritika’s began with a broken heart and complete and utter disillusionment of the status quo of life. Born and raised in India until she was 16, Ritika grew up with many of the rituals and practices she uses now, but without a deeper understanding and context they held little meaning or purpose. Studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from University of British Columbia, in Canada, it wasn’t until heartbreak drove her to find soul satisfying meaning in her life, purpose and creativity that she transformed her life.
Her spiritual journey began with Osho Meditation Centre in Pune, where Ritika spent 2 years learning the various osho meditation techniques, and participating in many therapies like Path of Love, Mystic Rose, Diamond Breath Work. After Osho, the journey took Ritika to the feet of the holy mountain, Arunachala in Tamilnadu. Here Ritika was introduced to the teachings of advaita (non-duality) and her meditation practice deepened greatly as she spent hours meditating in the caves where many yogis including Ramana Maharishi spent time. Her spiritual journey led her to the jungles of Iquitos in the heart of Amazon jungle. Here she took the sacred Ayahuasca and sat with Shamans, cleansed herself further and gained deeper clarity about the meaning of life. Seven years of spiritual seeking, visiting several holy places, studying with various gurus and teachers like Mooji, Dolano, Shanti Mayi, Ritika found her way back to India where she met her teacher Anand Mehrotra. Anand Mehrotra is the founder of Sattva Yoga. He reintroduced Ritika to her culture and roots. Becoming a teacher and practitioner, Ritika knows first hand the power of these teachings as she has applied them to every aspect of her own life consistently over the past 15 years and seen the result, the magnificent life she is living!
Ritika ran a wellness centre in Goa, India, for 6 years before moving to Australia in 2017. It was an iconic centre which very quickly became a centre for all the yogis, thinkers and creatives in the area. Hosting many amazing teachers from different fields, festivals and showcases, the centre became a heart of the village and its many events the social and spiritual highlights of the annual calendar. Founding the Sattva Yoga Sanctuary and retreat centre in North New South Wales, Australia, with her partner Eran, she is inspired to create a space where she can offer her love through teachings, food, laughter and nature.
Ritika is a life long learner and life long teacher. She inspires her clients and students to live their best life through the Sattva yoga teachings, sharing the underlying practical knowledge and wisdom. Sattva yoga and philosophies, harmonise all aspects of life so that it is no longer compartmentalised as social life, personal life, work life. There is one life, and one way of living which reflects the true essence of who you are. Through her work she equips her students to bring abundance and joy to their everyday lives and the confidence to live their most authentic life.
Ritika offers astrological readings, yoga and meditation workshops, individual practice design and retreats. Her work is perfect for you if you want to tap into the divine feminine and goddess elements of creativity, energy and abundance - yes men even you have more juice for life, more beauty and more lusciousness - spirituality doesn’t need to be uncomfortable or feel like a chore. Fill your life with spirit and meaning so you can surrender into your flow. Learn practices which have a very quick, visceral impact access a deep state of stillness so you can be guided by your own inner wisdom And most importantly be spiritually independent and not dependent on a “guru” - the practices ARE the teachings and as you practice, the teachings unfold for you.