About the Founders
SAM & TULSI
Sam and Tulsi are international yoga teachers with a passion for exploring deeper dimensions of existence.
Their lives began in opposite ends of the world - Sam in Connecticut, USA and Tulsi in Mumbai, India. They met in college in California, falling in love over long spiritual discussions and creative explorations. Since then, Sam worked in software, steering multiple technology and data science teams to success at major companies around the world. Tulsi earned her Master’s in Arts in Education at Harvard, and began leading Yoga teacher trainings across the US.
Over 10 years later, their inner search had deepened alongside their relationship, as they both found their spiritual teacher in Sadhguru. As doors opened within them, and they intensified their discipline, Sam and Tulsi decided to take their practice to the next level. In June 2018 they packed up their “perfect life” in New York, and left their jobs, home and community to attend the Isha Hatha Teacher Training program in India.
After 6 months of practicing 12 hours a day at the Isha Yoga Center in Tamil Nadu, they emerged transformed. The very way they perceive and understand life had fundamentally changed.
Sam and Tulsi now dedicate their lives to sharing these tools of transformation with one and all around the globe. They have traveled all over India and the US teaching Hatha yoga in group workshops and private sessions. They are currently living at Isha Institute of Inner Sciences in TN and planning yoga festivals, retreats, and workshops in beautiful places around the world including India, Europe, and Latin America.
Soma Yoga Life
FROM BODY TO BEYOND
Born out of the intersecting spiritual quest of Sam and Tulsi Chase, Soma Yoga Life is an experiential journey from body to beyond. There is more to our existence than merely our physicality; this body and mind are tools through which we can access dimensions beyond our current experience.
An endeavor to reestablish the purest methods for conscious living in the world, Soma offers you tools of transformation for your ultimate wellbeing.
Soma means ‘body’ in greek. Soma is also the name of an intoxicating elixir consumed by the gods in Indian mythology. So at Soma Yoga Life we churn the body until the chemistry of the body itself becomes a divine elixir. It should be this way, that if you simply sit, you become blissful and ecstatic. This is possible for every human being, but it just requires a little bit of striving.
So, Soma is where we are right now, rooted in the body and mind and Soma is where we are going - where heaven is here and now for us, that is, our experience of life becomes very beautiful.
How to get there? By living the right way, using technologies of wellbeing, and consciously connecting with and surrounding ourselves with the right things. Soma is dedicated to bringing together all of these elements in one place, so you only need to focus on walking the path. We hope you join us for a workshop, private class, or retreat to start your journey!
Sadhguru is a globally-renowned yogi, humanitarian and enlightened master. Isha Foundation was established by Sadhguru in 1992 to offer a range of yoga programs, as well as social and community development initiatives, worldwide. Today Isha Yoga has a presence in over 150 cities internationally, and also holds consultative status with the United Nations.