Randa Chehab, Kerla, India, was introduced to her first hatha yoga class at Smith College in 1987. It was not until 1999 when she found Ashtanga yoga. Randa has studied with Jodi Blumstein at Priya Yoga, Nancy Gilgoff and Suzie Gill, a longtime student of Tim Miller.
In September 2002, Randa opened Down to Earth and continued to study with Tim Miller. Randa made her first trip to India in December 2006, going to Kovalam to study with Lino Miele who then introduced her to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Gokulam. After that winter Randa continued to study with Lino giving her a deeper insight into the Vinyasa system.
“I am finishing up my master’s degree in Global Health. I have spent 12 winters in India. studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and assisting my teacher Lino Miele. Recently I was introduced to an organization in West Bengal that YGB is partnered with. The Mission of YGB is in line with my work to serve marginalized communities. Gender Equality and Peace and Justice, two of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, is what YGB is working towards. I am honored to be part of a global team as accelerated efforts are desperately needed to reach these goals.”