ABOUT THE FOUNDER

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Rupa Mehta

Rupa Mehta

Rupa Mehta

Rupa Mehta

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Rupa Mehta is a teacher, fitness expert, and creator/founder of Nalini Method and  NaliniKIDS. Her wellness philosophy — rooted in an understanding that true health comes from being emotionally and physically fit — was developed after years of working with clients in her New York City fitness studios. In her career, Rupa has helped thousands of adults and youth on their journey to physical and emotional wellness.

Rupa Mehta is a teacher, fitness expert, and creator/founder of Nalini Method and  NaliniKIDS. Her wellness philosophy — rooted in an understanding that true health comes from being emotionally and physically fit — was developed after years of working with clients in her New York City fitness studios. In her career, Rupa has helped thousands of adults and youth on their journey to physical and emotional wellness.

Rupa Mehta is a teacher, fitness expert, and creator/founder of Nalini Method and  NaliniKIDS. Her wellness philosophy — rooted in an understanding that true health comes from being emotionally and physically fit — was developed after years of working with clients in her New York City fitness studios. In her career, Rupa has helped thousands of adults and youth on their journey to physical and emotional wellness.

Rupa Mehta is a teacher, fitness expert, and creator/founder of Nalini Method and  NaliniKIDS. Her wellness philosophy — rooted in an understanding that true health comes from being emotionally and physically fit — was developed after years of working with clients in her New York City fitness studios. In her career, Rupa has helped thousands of adults and youth on their journey to physical and emotional wellness.

Connect with Rupa

Connect with Rupa

Connect with Rupa

Connect with Rupa

Check out the Connect with Rupa video series where Rupa answers common questions about optimizing physical and emotional health. You'll learn Rupa’s take on questions like “Why is it so important to work out your core?” and “How do I get out of self-beat up mode during a workout?”

Check out the Connect with Rupa video series where Rupa answers common questions about optimizing physical and emotional health. You'll learn Rupa’s take on questions like “Why is it so important to work out your core?” and “How do I get out of self-beat up mode during a workout?”

Check out the Connect with Rupa video series where Rupa answers common questions about optimizing physical and emotional health. You'll learn Rupa’s take on questions like “Why is it so important to work out your core?” and “How do I get out of self-beat up mode during a workout?”

Check out the Connect with Rupa video series where Rupa answers common questions about optimizing physical and emotional health. You'll learn Rupa’s take on questions like “Why is it so important to work out your core?” and “How do I get out of self-beat up mode during a workout?”

For 18 years I taught Nalini Method to classes full of New Yorkers on the Upper West Side. I’m proud to have supported thousands on their journey to physical and emotional wellness and hope to continue to do so through the resources available on this website!  Rupa :)

For 18 years I taught Nalini Method to classes full of New Yorkers on the Upper West Side. I’m proud to have supported thousands on their journey to physical and emotional wellness and hope to continue to do so through the resources available on this website!  Rupa :)

For 18 years I taught Nalini Method to classes full of New Yorkers on the Upper West Side. I’m proud to have supported thousands on their journey to physical and emotional wellness and hope to continue to do so through the resources available on this website!  Rupa :)

For 18 years I taught Nalini Method to classes full of New Yorkers on the Upper West Side. I’m proud to have supported thousands on their journey to physical and emotional wellness and hope to continue to do so through the resources available on this website!  Rupa :)

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NALINI METHOD ORIGINS

NALINI METHOD ORIGINS

NALINI METHOD ORIGINS

Our Roots

Our Roots

Our Roots

Nalini is the Hindu word for lotus. It is also my mother, Nalini Mehta's namesake.

Nalini is the Hindu word for lotus. It is also my mother, Nalini Mehta's namesake.

Nalini is the Hindu word for lotus. It is also my mother, Nalini Mehta's namesake.

The lotus flower starts small, growing from the bottom of a pond, pushing through mud and muck. As it slowly rises above the water, the lotus remains unsoiled.

Only when it reaches the surface does the lotus bud begin to blossom and turn into a beautiful flower.

So when it came time to name my business, calling it Nalini was an obvious choice. Not only did it honor the journey of the lotus flower, it was named after one of the healthiest people I know, my mom.

I wanted to create a fitness community that emanated the feeling I had around my mom — a feeling of being accepted, encouraged, nurtured, and challenged. I thought that if others could experience even a little of what I was blessed with growing up that the world would be a better place.

The lotus flower starts small, growing from the bottom of a pond, pushing through mud and much. As it slowly rises above the water, the lotus remains unsoiled.

Only when it reaches the surface does the lotus bud begin to blossom and turn into a beautiful flower.

So when it came time to name my business, calling it Nalini was an obvious choice. Not only did it honor the journey of the lotus flower, it was named after one of the healthiest people I know, my mom.

I wanted to create a fitness community that emanated the feeling I had around my mom — a feeling of being accepted, encouraged, nurtured, and challenged. I thought that if others could experience even a little of what I was blessed with growing up that the world would be a better place.

Good physical fitness can never exist without good emotional fitness. If you’re trying to be healthier physically, it’s not just about the six-pack, perky butt, and the celeb-of-the-month arms. It’s about admitting and owning up to your moods, about feeling confident, optimistic, resilient, and satisfied with your emotional life too. 

The workouts below will help you in your journey towards a healthy lifestyle!

The lotus flower starts small, growing from the bottom of a pond, pushing through mud and much. As it slowly rises above the water, the lotus remains unsoiled.

Only when it reaches the surface does the lotus bud begin to blossom and turn into a beautiful flower.

So when it came time to name my business, calling it Nalini was an obvious choice. Not only did it honor the journey of the lotus flower, it was named after one of the healthiest people I know, my mom.

I wanted to create a fitness community that emanated the feeling I had around my mom — a feeling of being accepted, encouraged, nurtured, and challenged. I thought that if others could experience even a little of what I was blessed with growing up that the world would be a better place.

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IMPACTING STUDENTS

IMPACTING STUDENTS

IMPACTING STUDENTS

NaliniKIDS

NaliniKIDS

NaliniKIDS

NaliniKIDS

As a fitness instructor, I saw firsthand that encouraging my clients to work through their emotions while working out resulted in strengthening their bodies and minds. They were more confident, empowered, and energized. Seeing how valuable combining physical and emotional awareness was for adults inspired me to create NaliniKIDS — why not start fully connecting at an earlier age?

In 2009, NaliniKIDS was born. NaliniKIDS helps students make a healthy physical and emotional connection to themselves, so they can be engaged in learning and positively impact their community.

As a fitness instructor, I saw firsthand that encouraging my clients to work through their emotions while working out resulted in strengthening their bodies and minds. They were more confident, empowered, and energized. Seeing how valuable combining physical and emotional awareness was for adults inspired me to create NaliniKIDS — why not start fully connecting at an earlier age?

In 2009, NaliniKIDS was born. NaliniKIDS helps students make a healthy physical and emotional connection to themselves, so they can be engaged in learning and positively impacting their community.

Good physical fitness can never exist without good emotional fitness. If you’re trying to be healthier physically, it’s not just about the six-pack, perky butt, and the celeb-of-the-month arms. It’s about admitting and owning up to your moods, about feeling confident, optimistic, resilient, and satisfied with your emotional life too. 

The workouts below will help you in your journey towards a healthy lifestyle!

As a fitness instructor, I saw firsthand that encouraging my clients to work through their emotions while working out resulted in strengthening their bodies and minds. They were more confident, empowered, and energized. Seeing how valuable combining physical and emotional awareness was for adults inspired me to create NaliniKIDS — why not start fully connecting at an earlier age?

In 2009, NaliniKIDS was born. NaliniKIDS helps students make a healthy physical and emotional connection to themselves, so they can be engaged in learning and positively impacting their community.

Today, the NaliniKIDS team is comprised of passionate educators, fitness experts, researchers, and volunteers who are committed to helping students and teachers connect physically and emotionally. The program has now reached over 150,000 students and is expanding nationally.

Today, the NaliniKIDS team is comprised of passionate educators, fitness experts, researchers, and volunteers who are committed to helping students and teachers connect physically and emotionally. The program has now reached over 150,000 students and is expanding nationally.

Good physical fitness can never exist without good emotional fitness. If you’re trying to be healthier physically, it’s not just about the six-pack, perky butt, and the celeb-of-the-month arms. It’s about admitting and owning up to your moods, about feeling confident, optimistic, resilient, and satisfied with your emotional life too. 

The workouts below will help you in your journey towards a healthy lifestyle!

Today, the NaliniKIDS team is comprised of passionate educators, fitness experts, researchers, and volunteers who are committed to helping students and teachers connect physically and emotionally. The program has now reached over 150,000 students and is expanding nationally.

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