Uma was first introduced to yoga at the age of four by her mother and began meditating at nine on a pilgrimage with her maternal grandmother. Yoga and meditation have been part of her daily life ever since. As a naturally curious and enquiring yogini, she has engaged passionately and critically with a variety of quite different schools of yoga, most especially Satyananda yoga and Iyengar yoga. The heart of Uma’s daily personal and therapeutic practice is yoga Nidra, which she believes to be the most powerfully transformative of all yoga techniques.
Nirlipta Tuli is founder and co-partner of Sitaram Partnership and also Yoga Nidra Network. Nirlipta's particular interest lies in the therapeutic applications of yoga Nidra, where he focusses on insomnia and sleep-related issues, lucid dreaming, dealing with stress, enhancing productivity for individuals and groups, and pain related issues. Nirlipta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching since 1990. He has yoga teaching diplomas from three different yoga teacher training organizations: Bihar School of Yoga, British Wheel of Yoga and Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.