Uma and Mahesh have been practicing Yoga since the 1996/7. They discovered Iyengar Yoga in India with Sharat Arora in 1999. They spent nearly 4 years living, studying, assisting and teaching at his centres in Dharamsala and Goa. When they returned to France in 2002 they started to teach in the Grenoble region whilst continuing their studies with Isabelle Mullie, Christian and June Pisano.
In 2004 they returned to live in India setting up the Mokshanivas Yoga Centre in Goa and Manali where they taught for 4 years before returning to France in 2008 to found the Umahesh School of Yoga. They return to India every winter where they teach a 6 week immersion course in Gokarna and spend time with their current teachers Rajiv and Swati Chanchani in Rajpur (nr Dehradun) North India.
Uma and Mahesh met in India in 1997, they have 2 children, Anjani 18 and Jiva 14 whom they both homeschool as well as consacrating a large portion of their lives the study, practice and propergation of Yoga.