- Tell us about your experience with Ragini Bhajanka.
I have been a student of Ragini’s since December 2017. I have not missed a single class in the last 4 years. Especially in the last 6 months, I have seen a tremendous change in myself because of my interactions with her, both in the group classes as well as the personal sessions.
- What makes Ragini different?
Ragini is one of those teachers who invest a lot in their students and who is doing this for the love of teaching. She has an experience of over 23 years. But what is more important is how much energy she brings to each class and how she creates a safe space for students of all ages and all body types. The amount of positivity that she possesses is so much that it flows in her classes, and subsequently in all areas of life.
- What is your biggest takeaway from Ragini’s Program?
There are so many takeaways. My biggest takeaway would be learning from her how to be a professional; the clarity with which she explains everything or the positivity or vibe that she brings in any class she takes.
- What skills did you gain as a result of being with her?
I learned to completely accept myself and then work on improving myself. I have started appreciating my uniqueness because of Ragini’s feedback in the personal sessions that she takes with me. I am re-discovering my body and I am doing things with it that I never thought possible.
- What is your advice to people on the fence?
You may be thinking, this is not for me. I am not a dancer. I am a corporate person, or whatever. But just, for once, take a leap, and be a part of this experience. You will be amazed to find that you are much more than that. The human body was made to dance. Give your body and yourself that chance.
- Where would you be today if you hadn’t joined Ragini’s classes?
Haha. I don’t even want to think about it. These classes have changed everything for me. How I feel about myself, my body, my sensuality, everything. They have given me the confidence that I could never find within myself earlier.
- What makes her student community special?
Ragini creates such a soft, secure and a vulnerable space for the students to share and be themselves. Everyone is so supportive of each other and the vibe of the classes is amazing.
- Anything else you’d like to share, a personal anecdote or story.
When I was taking my first steps into the dance world (roughly six months into my training), my brain would just not shut up. It would keep telling me that I can’t dance, that I should just quit, that nobody wants to watch me dance. Then, somehow, one random day Ragini and I were leaving the studio at the same time. She looked at me and said, ‘Do you know how much better you have become?’. My eyes welled up with tears instantly. I have never had a teacher who would support me so much. I am extremely grateful to have Ragini as a mentor.
If you are lost, try out any of Ragini’s classes. Her classes bring the vibe and rhythm in life and makes everything in life better. Join one class and you will never leave.