Faiza started her daily ashtanga practice in 2004. She made her first trip to Mysore in 2014. Since then Faiza has made yearly trips to study at the KPJAYI. In 2016 Faiza received authorization to teach from her teacher, R. Sharath Jois.


Chris started his daily ashtanga practice in 2003 due to persistent back pain. He made his first trip to Mysore in the winter of 2005 and has made a total of seven trips to study with Sharath Jois.


While in Mysore, Faiza and Chris attempt to learn Sanskrit with Lakshmish Bhatt. When not in Mysore, Faiza and Chris have spent time practicing with Nancy Gilgoff and since 2012 Peter Sanson. They share a love for drinking copious amounts of chai.