Utilizing the special exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation as a point of departure, this short, dynamic talk, or Baat Cheet, focuses on California's unique role in the adoption, evolution, and popularization of yoga today.
Nalini Mehta started teaching Ayurveda cooking classes ten years ago in New York. She began her career in the food industry as a culinary instructor at Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health, followed by Whole Foods Culinary Center, Institute of Culinary Education, and New York Open Center, teaching vegetarian cooking. Nalini has also worked at Candle Café and Hampton Chutney, in New York. She has been a speaker at Baruch College, Rubin Museum of Art, and Princeton University. Teaching inspired her to start Route to India upon moving to California a few years ago, offering an array of vegetarian classes rooted in the science and philosophy of Ayurveda, along with annual Ayurveda culinary trips to India.