Heidi Parviainen started practicing ashtanga yoga in 2000. After few years of practice she went to Mysore where she practiced with Pattabhi Jois, Saraswati and Sharath. who authorized her in 2010. A yearning for more led her to "Yogagurukula", a traditional spiritual school located in South India Karnataka where she has been living most of the time since 2011 with her guru Vijaya Kumar Manja. Her studies has included also chanting, sanskrit and philosophy and going deeper into the meditative practices as well as assisting and serving her teacher.