Tanmayi first discovered yoga while in her 20's. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2003 and her 500 hour certification a few years later. She has taught and mentored in yama therapeutics' teacher training program for the past eight years. Tanmayi traveled to India in 2010 where she was initiated as Jignasu Sannyasin in the Satyananda yoga tradition. Upon her return, she worked with some of her fellow travelers to form a community that would help them maintain the spiritual practices they had learned in India while still honoring their own spiritual traditions. This group became the core of the Wise Heart Community. Tanmayi recently returned to India where she was initiated as Karma Sannyasin.