Minister Bio

Padma is from the U.K. but she met Sri Gurudev at a retreat in Portugal in February 1991 where she received sacred mantra initiation and her spiritual name, and she was later ordained as an I.Y. Minister at the same place in April 2003. In 2006 Padma was asked to become an initiating minister, again at the same place in Portugal where she met Sri Gurudev,

She has served Integral Yoga for over 30years, organizing and leading many events, retreats and pilgrimages in the U.K., France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, India and Sri Lanka and brought small groups to Yogaville from Europe. She helped to set up the U.K. Council and was director of Integral Yoga U.K. until 2020 and she also served as European Coordinator for 7 years. Rev. Padma also served as an I.Y. Teacher Trainer during that time, helping to qualify hundreds of yoga teachers. She set up I.Y. yoga centers in France, Spain and the U.K. and founded a charity in Sri Lanka in 2006 which continues its work to this day and has expanded to projects in Brazil, India and the U.K. to support underprivileged children and their families and children with special needs.

In 2016 Rev. Padma founded the Heart Of Living Yoga Foundation, which is an international charity as well as a yoga training faculty and sangha who follow the teachings of Sri Gurudev. In 2019 a Heart Ministry training was set up. Since 2020 Padma now lives in Portugal where her life was changed forever when Sri Gurudev found her there. She is speechless with gratitude for all the blessings which continue to flow to us all.