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31.01.2019

While you’ve been busy exploring walk-in wardrobe-sized restaurants in Khar, a vast marble temple complex, silver-veined and smooth, has been harbouring a secret.

We’re not allowed to mention the name of the temple here, but details will be emailed to you via True Bay, a wellness company that has turned the complex’s 2,500 square feet room into a yoga studio for visiting teachers with some serious chops. This December ’18-born company is run by Protima Rodrigues, an ex private equity corporate who left this-worldly possessions to bliss-out at a new yoga business. “I still work super hard and get stressed, but at least I don’t get a rash every time I need to check email,” she laughs.

True Bay’s last yoga workshop at the Khar temple featured instructor Deepika Mehta, a yoga icon partly responsible for Protima’s career change. “She really messed with my head,” Protima jokes.

This weekend, on Feb 2 and 3, True Bay is hosting all-day workshops with two Ashtanga mega stars from the US - Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann, owners and founders of Miami Life Center and founders of TV’s first yoga network, Omstars. Plus, Kino is one of the few people to receive a certification to teach Ashtanga yoga by founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore.

When we call Protima, the class is full, but as a long-time bpb reader, she agrees to open up just a few more seats for you. So email her tout de suite; it’s Rs 10,000 for two days full of classes.

Speaking of suites, we’re more fascinated with this bit: Protima also manages the temple complex’s 60 accommodation rooms which are surprisingly cheap-chic (see here). Although they are full for this weekend’s workshops, True Bay hopes to rebrand the rooms and make them part of a more formalised yoga retreat, serving Satvik food and providing a h(om)e to travellers and retreat seekers looking to get #blissed.

Getting there: To sign up, email info@truebayindia.com, and for more information visit www.truebayindia.com, Rs 10,000 for this weekend’s (Feb 2 & 3) workshop.

Photo Credit: Kino Yoga

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