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  • Fluent in English; learning Hindi, Spanish
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • No occupation listed
  • Bachelors Degree (IT/Psychology)
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About Me

Salutations : ) I'm currently traveling in Europe after a year of travel through India and Nepal where I was studying yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda... an incredible journey I am still processing. I left my IT career behind almost 2 years ago after recognizing the lack of passion and fulfillment I felt for it. The desire to help others more directly and begin utilizing my creative and hands-on skills became too strong to ignore... giving back can come in so many ways, shapes and forms. I look for different ways to give back and pay it forward. I try to practice living a life now a day where I allow my heart to lead me, instead of my monkey mind that I work to calm.

I'm open-minded, open-hearted, easy to get along with, fun, peaceful, and adventurous. I LOVE cooking for others and appreciating a great meal. My food, music, fashion, dance styles could be considered "worldly" I guess. I'm a mixed kid - half Indian, half German/Irish. I have a regular yoga and meditation practice that I value and love to do with others as well. Getting into surfing lately and can't wait to practice more! I enjoy spending time alone and also in the company of positive people.

I love the outdoors and appreciate a day in nature over the city almost anytime. I enjoy gardening and playing in the dirt : ) I enjoy random days of painting and arts & crafts. Love capturing people, places, and moments on my camera.

Dream: something with food... perhaps a restaurant, or bed & breakfast, a food truck, or even catering... something where I can put all my love into and share with others in a way that they feel nourished, satisfied, and inspired to make different and healthy food choices. I would like to incorporate the knowledge and experiences I've had with Ayurveda so that I can help people understand how diet and lifestyle truly impacts your well-being and the balance of your mind, body, and spirit.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm new to couchsurfing... but I decided to join because I started to hear about it in my travels to India and it sounded like the exact type of "living" or stays I would want to experience and share. What better way to learn about a place and its people than from a person from the place : ) I also enjoy meeting new people, sharing and learning from them and simply being a part of the community way of living that I'm inspired by and appreciate.

When I return back to the States later this year, I plan to open up my home to allow others to visit a beautiful sanctuary in Maryland. It is a place for nature, peace, rejuvenation and enjoyment. A breath of fresh air for people who need a moment to breathe in the craziness that life can sometimes be.



  • arts
  • writing
  • fashion
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • breakfast
  • yoga
  • dieting
  • meditation
  • crafts
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • surfing
  • business

Music, Movies, and Books


Brazilian Jazz, French music, Rock, Classical, etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Completed a 38-day Ayurvedic panchakarma treatment in Kerala India to help bring my mind, body, spirit and sense organs back into balance... it's an intense process and I'm happy to share more information about what it is and how it's helped!

Teach, Learn, Share

I love learning, sharing, and teaching

What I Can Share with Hosts

Yoga (Kundalini)
Ayurvedic Massage
Information about U.S. travel and abroad

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Canada, Greece, India, Mexico, Nepal, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, United States

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