Uschi followed her lifelong dream of working with women in India to the sacred City of Varanasi, on the banks of Ganges river. Originally from Germany via Ojai, California, Uschi left a career in the high fashion world to study Yoga, eventually teaching at her dear friend Kira Sloane Ryder’s studio in Ojai. Immersing herself in deep study of the Hindu texts with her teacher Ravi Ravindra, Uschi’s Asana teaching & practice have transformed into the Yoga of Pilgrimage as she shares her beloved India with others. Meeting her partner Rakesh in 2007, they shared a vision of hosting groups and creating a solid network to provide a unique and safe experience for guests to the India they Love. To date Rakesh and Uschi have guided more than 175 people on their first Indian Pilgrimage. Uschi, Rakesh, and their sweet son Varun live in Varanasi for most of the year.