Gaurī has been a devoted student of Yoga since 1986, beginning with asana, chanting and meditation practice at the Jivamukti Yoga School. In 2002, Gaurī met one of her primary teachers, Manoramā, and studies Sanskrit, mantra, meditation and Yogic philosophy with her. She has attended numerous long term courses and retreats focusing on topics such as the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads and the Gods and Goddesses. Along with her partner, Kerry, this past year Gaurī went on a pilgrimage to visit important Hindu and Buddhist sites in India and Nepal and in 2017 she took refuge with the Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi. Gaurī recently retired from her position as the Director of the Rockefeller University Child and Family Center.