Megala, alias Manila comes from India with many years of experience in teaching yoga starting from the year 2000. Before becoming a yoga teacher, she was working as a nurse in a hospital in India. She started practicing yoga in her teens. She has completed diploma in naturopathy and yogic science in 2001, the teacher’s training and the advanced teacher’s training courses at the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in 2004 and 2006 respectively and has earned the titles “Yoga Siromani, Teacher of Yoga” and “Yoga Acharya, Master of Yoga”. She also trained ashtanga yoga under guruji Mr. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India in 2006.