"Vaishalee brings a breadth of experience as both a yoga practitioner and as a business professional to her teaching. As a result, you get a very authentic but practical approach to yoga, and how it can improve things simply in day-to-day life. Vaishalee is able to diffuse the misconceptions about yoga, and makes it a very enriching experience! I have found her approach to yoga very helpful to me both as an entrepreneur, and as a dance artist and teacher."
-Suchitra Sairam, Founder-Director of Kala Vandanam Dance Company
"Students abound, but exceptional teachers are rare. Vaishalee not only demonstrates a fluid comprehension of the range of yoga postures but, more, her years of experience reveal a sensitivity of instruction for the novice and the advanced. Besides obvious technical skills, her reassuring presence inspires confidence especially in the new practitioner. In my years of observing Yoga instructors and centers around the world, this woman would top my preferences to guide a new center."
- Dr. Justin O'Brien, Ph.D., Director of the Institute of the Himalayan Tradition, Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota
"She is full of cheerful energy which she shares with her students, combining humor with instruction. Vaishalee has a deep background in the yogic tradition, having practiced and taught yoga for many years.Students can be confident they are learning the best way to enter into and hold a posture.Vaishalee makes a point of knowing each student individually as far as his or her body’s capabilities and limitations. This enables her to suggest adjustments to poses to help a student deepen his or her experience of the posture."
-Mary Alice Ford, Senior Paralegal, Office of the General Counsel, University of Minnesota
'Vaishalee is an excellent teacher and her students are an extension of her own yoga practice. Her enthusiasm is an inspiration which encourages continued development of our minds and bodies. Her caring gentleness is demonstrated in the sincere interest she takes in each student and any limitation they may have physically to perform a posture. Vaishalee will find a modified way for continued practice. A class with her is truly an enriching experience."
- Barb Streifel, Cytogenetic Technologist and Andy Streifel, Environmental Health Specialist
"Vaishalee is a gifted teacher. Her explanations and directions are straightforward and clear, rather than esoteric. She works well with all levels of students, whether they are interested only in the physical aspect or in delving into the deeper layers of yoga. Her postures are beautiful, but more than that, she lives her yoga."
- Dena Jackson, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Registered Yoga Teacher