All testimonials shared here are with consent from people I’ve had the honor to work and walk along with in their journeys into themselves.
To honor the choice & privacy of some who wished to share their experiences without sharing their identities, there are multiple anonymous testimonials too.
Mind Blown To Another Level!
I remember the first time I opened up in the group about my ordeals & the moment they said that “they see me” it was an unexplainable shift I felt within me. I still can’t articulate just that it felt like that moment there was a vacuum created and the power of the negative thought died.
Post that I became so much more of myself as if I had a new face and wisdom to comprehend life.
I believe it’s one of the things, “few things that can’t be described in words but can be deeply felt within”.
My initial feelings around the group work were being scared, and apprehensive, almost like how can I get naked in front of everyone but not realizing that’s where the magic lies. I feel I have become more connected with myself than ever.
I’m mind-blown to another level looking at the program now, it’s next-level beautiful how you have brought in your learning and integrated it into this beautiful program. You have no idea but I’m super duper excited to follow through it now.
– Ayushi Arora, Jr. Coordinator, Women Enterprise Development
Being Present In My Own Body I Can Feel Safe.
I began this work when I was struggling with fear of almost everything. Through the first two modules, I’m learning how by being present in my own body I can feel safe.
This allows me to look at my fears and be able to understand where they are coming from. How not to drown in them, but be able to hold them and let them pass and allow myself to heal.
The group sessions are spaces that provide a community where you can see reflections of your own struggles at times, understanding other perspectives about our reactions, thoughts, and behaviors.
Through the first two modules, I have noticed Shifts in me that are making me feel equipped to understand myself and my emotions more effectively. For one I’m not drowning in my emotions. I feel I’m able to answer many questions that were stuck for me and were a constant noise in my head.
This makes me feel a certain joy, which I think I had lost somewhere. It’s a process and I’m learning.
– Roopali Paliwal, Human Resources Manager
She helped me see what I was unable to see by myself.
I came into yoga in 2019 when my married life was a roller-coaster ride. I met Shobhali at the peak of the traumatic phase of my life after doing 40 days of Sadhana in Sivananda Ashram. I guess my energy shifted during those 40 days and I attracted Shobhali in my life. I happened to speak to her when we were almost going to depart from each other and that was the turning point of my life.
I started to heal and Shobhali also tested my ego several times with her blunt questions. The trust that was built through my initial personal sessions made me dive deep into myself through Depth Seekers.
The program’s practices helped me become aware. As I continued to practice, my ignorance began to shift, & thereby my assumptions began to reduce, thus, my suffering reduced. I started to make choices after analyzing with awareness.
I could see my own past acts & think what I should shift. No regrets/ guilt as I feel that I did not have enough knowledge/ awareness when I made those choices. I now have a clear thought process of what I have done & what I should do to bring a shift in my life. A very calm thinking process.
A Guru/ Teacher/ Guide is a person who can help a student see what he/she cannot see. And that’s exactly what Shobhali did for me. She helped me see what I was unable to see by myself.
– Sukanya Durai, Yoga Teacher & Law Professor
Learning To Be Equanimous, Working With Mind & Body.
I have become WISE…I now have RESPECT for my Body. I respect & take care of my Body – my vessel, my vehicle, my temple. I can see, listen into, & heal whatever comes up. It’s noticing the daily small shifts that produce the most profound results.
I am learning to be equanimous, working with my mind, working with my body.
The 9 weeks have been a monumental journey from that of suffering, of confusion, to peace, to clarity.
All this has been possible because of the one and only Shobhali who, as an Inner-Work Guide, has figured out both, the Science and the Art, of enabling “Shifts”.
The Group Sessions, the One-on-Ones, & the daily Audio/ Video Practice Sessions – a complete platter of Support and Guidance!
If I was to ever recommend one adventure it would be the roller coaster into your Inner World with Shobhali in tandem.
– Meghna Chawla, Founder – Foster & Forge Foundation
This Course & The Guide Are Both Absolutely Amazing.
This Course & the Guide are both absolutely amazing. Would recommend this space & program for anyone seeking/being called to connect with themselves & get more out of their being.
Shobhali’s sincerity and depth as a coach are truly remarkable, and I wholeheartedly recommend enlisting her as a coach to anyone seeking a profound connection with themselves and a richer experience of their existence. She is my guiding light whenever I find myself in moments of confusion or lacking clarity.
Depth Seekers, her most recent gift to the world has been life-altering for me.
This experience has shifted much more than words can express inside me. I now have simple tools & practices to guide me when I lose that sense of clarity.
– Sanymi Gupta, Leadership Development Coach
I Feel Grounded & Also More Safe Within.
The most impactful part of the program was the opening of my root chakra through postures and expansiveness. Our conversations were really effective. I was able to express well and your wisdom hit the right chords in me. I am able to understand and accept things about myself and there is definitely a slight shift in me. I feel grounded and also more safe within my own company.
I have begun to sit more grounded and focus on my root chakra, deep breathe, and tell myself not to fight against nature. I am starting to accept that the timelines in my mind are my own creation and I should accept the nature and course of life.
I do not feel lonely as much as I used to feel in my past relationships and I want to make myself so content and happy on my own without rushing into anything that does not serve me. This stability I can feel in me. No matter if I have or do not have someone, I have started to look up to myself and be my own go-to person. I can feel all these shifts.
– Chandana Singh, Senior Application Developer
Difference Between My Emotion & Me Being Me.
Initially, I was hesitant to join the program. But then a message from Shobhali mentioned the word “repeating patterns”. It got stuck in my head. I was able to reflect on major incidents of my life and I could observe that yes a repeating pattern is there and instantly felt an urge to break it. I felt none other than Shobhali could help me do so.
I have just finished week 3 of the journey and I took way more time than expected to finish it, throughout the time Shobhali was supportive and constantly nudged me to practice every day and I can see a change in me.
Earlier, I used to feel “Ok, this is the way I am” but now I can easily figure out the difference between my emotion and me being me. The awareness of my body, of my surroundings, of my emotions which has developed in me, makes me feel that gratitude towards everything around me and be a calmer person.
– Shobhna Bansal, Learning Coach
Spotting Patterns & Correcting My Reaction!
Healing journey makes you weaker at times.. what I thought was a blessing, was actually toxicity wrapping my true being and not letting me blossom to my fullness. It is very challenging to go deep inside me and uncover the patterns and love myself again.
Shobhali helps me through this journey by providing me a non-judgmental space and her techniques. It makes me very emotional at times to believe what I was being wrapped in, but her holding space is giving me the trust to believe in myself. What I absolutely loved about her sessions is the way the techniques are helping me spot patterns on the spot and correct my reaction!
– Mathangi, IT Professional
Master Of My Own Life.
I am really thankful to Shobhali for helping me in two ways:
- My personal beliefs (my anxiousness)
- My relationship with my husband.
She helped me to know how my limiting beliefs were created, and how I can change them to empowering ones so that they help me grow. I read books and articles she shared to gain knowledge about relationships.
I made small changes in my day-to-day routine – started giving time to myself as well as my relationship, for the betterment.
She helped me to practice all that is needed – being mindful of feelings and facts, clear communication, etc.
It seems to me that Shobhali does not only coach you during the sessions but also functions like a channel and presents the knowledge that you really need.
I suppose this talent of hers is related not only to her nature but also to the fact that she has been working on healing and meditation for many years and that she has reached a certain level of consciousness in her own life.
There is a distinctive character in her; she shares with you all that she has. In the end, you become the master of your own life, and at the same time, you get healed in the process.
– Sheetal Arya, Program Partner
I have never felt calmer than this.
Depth Seekers has been an extremely helpful space for me. I had been thinking of being a part of this space for a long time and finally decided to join this year after getting diagnosed with ADHD. It came as a rescue for me.
The daily dose of smaller bits, and suggested practices to look deeper within and into diverse parts of one’s being has helped me develop deeper and constant emotional awareness. It has also provided me with tools to work with this awareness with kindness and by eliminating judgment.
These tools also helped me manage my ADHD much better than many other suggested practices. My favorite space has been my 1:1 conversations with Shobhali which have pushed me beyond my comfort zone while being gentle and kind. I have never felt calmer than this.
– Rathi, Leadership Development Coach
Depth Seekers Is An Incredible Space.
Depth Seekers is an incredible space to really deep dive and work on your Inner Self. I have had the pleasure to learn and work on myself through a beautifully curated step-by-step journey. The work that Shobhali does, is above and beyond.
– Aakriti Jindal, Compassionate Integrity Trainer
It’s Rigorous Yet Rewarding.
I think this program came as blessing at a time when I most needed it. Perfect coach, inspiring community and hands on application of life management tools. But do remember – it is impossible to change if you don’t trust and apply these learnings on a daily basis. It’s rigorous yet rewarding. Give it a shot 🙂
– Yashika Fulwani, Management Consultant
Patterns In My Family Collective Have Healed.
There were patterns in my Family Collective which healed as I became more embracing of my emotions, & stories I told myself. There used to be Villainizing & Blaming.
We were also scared & distant from dad vs mom. The last pattern I noticed was my mom being a victim & making dad the villain. That has shifted too.
I remember asking her what value dad brought to her & if she was happy in her marriage, she said yes. That shifted things. She was attached to the idea of getting me married to escape her own marriage. She has stopped forcing that idea now.
Lately patterns in my collective don’t stay for long. It’s been good to observe & shift them together as they come along.
A Big Shift!
Noticed a big shift – I’m no longer wanting to ask suggestions or questions to clarify my doubts related to my (feeling low) ego or my self-doubts…
Even if I think in my head to ask others to know more about a few aspects (aspects which I used to think that I didn’t know because of some kind of low self-esteem), something from deep within tells me, “You need not ask these things to others; You know all these by yourself; You just need to sit with yourself to get answers.”
I didn’t have this patience so far… I used to get restless if I didn’t get answers to a few unnecessary questions in mind… I feel this is a Big shift!
Bringing In Consistency.
Checking in with my Inner-Collective & taking care of myself began with cooking food for myself. For once I didn’t think of being a perfectionist & thoroughly enjoyed feeding myself things that I made for my Inner Me. Bringing in consistency in my Yoga practice as I began my new job enabled me to feel so much better!
My sister wasn’t doing well & as she shared what she was going through and how she was feeling, giving her space and listening to her & maybe sharing or enabling her to look beyond words (something that I have learnt from you) she instantly felt better. This has happened for the first time in our relationship that I felt equipped enough to be there for her!
Hurt Happened & Healing May Take Time.
There were moments of practice & dance that I deliberately added. Having recently experienced the cacophony of the orchestra at home, there is residual pain. Things are better & I am glad that I had a role to play in it.
Hurt happened & healing may take time but I’m glad that people listened. Maybe this is why I was drawn to this course. I forgave my parents some years ago for the ‘mistakes’ they had made while raising us up. They were doing what they knew to the best of their ability. They didn’t know what they didn’t know.
Without realizing I am carrying all that trauma within me, & it’s upon me to change the course of my actions by not repeating behaviors – even unconsciously. This space helps me build the Inner Strength and Mindspace to catch those patterns.
Pulled Out A Piece Stuck In My Chest.
On day 10th of my new job, I was given with the opportunity to present in front of 25 people and organization’s international guests. You have known about my fear around public speaking. I could feel discomfort before going up to present but as I began it was all fine.
Mind map really, really helped me. Also in between as I paused I could consciously sense into my feelings and I was trembling a little and the moment I became aware of it, it felt like as if diluted within me.
Moreover as others were presenting I got an opportunity to stand really close to them and I could sense the fumble in their voice and their trembling hands. Watching this made me feel so normal and I felt a sense of some space being created within me as if someone had finally pulled out a piece that was stuck in my chest.
I Never Realized I Was Being Violent.
I now understand it better because earlier in my mind I was always being kind & looking out for myself, but I never realized that I was also being violent & kept having negative self-talk.
For the last two days, I have allowed myself to make mistakes, mentally not make fun of myself, not call myself stupid for feeling something & allowing myself to breathe & notice what my body feels.
I Feel I Can Heal Myself.
I feel I’m healing and that I can heal myself… There is a shift in the way I engage with myself in the healing process…
I observed that I am able to be more independent, and I sense this awareness that everything that is required for my healing journey will naturally come to me…
I feel that the phase of my life where I was seeking help has shifted…
There is a strong belief now that I’m capable of handling any situation and that I can heal any trauma/ hurt by myself…
There’s More Clarity.
I’m noticing that I’m able to narrate incidents in my life like a story without any charged emotions…
Tears have stopped…No more agitation…
I’m able to accept, address, & hold the experience with a sense of relief…
I’m able to see things as they are, & I get more clarity…
Less Questions, & more Answers 🙂
Opening Of Root Chakra.
The most impactful part in Week 1 was the opening of root chakra through sitting position and expansiveness. Our conversations were really effective. I was able to express well and your wisdom hit the right chords in me. I am able to understand and accept things about me and there is definitely a slight shift in me. I feel grounded and also more safe within my own company.
I have begun to sit more grounded and focus on my root chakra, deep breath and tell myself not to fight against nature. I am starting to accept that the timelines in my mind are my own creation and I should accept the nature and course of life.
I feel better and kind of okay with the fact that my boyfriend is no more in my life. I do not feel lonely as much as I used to feel in my past relationships and I want to make myself so content and happy on my own without rushing into anything that does not serve me. This stability I can feel in me. No matter if I have or do not have someone, I have started to look up to me and be my own go to person. I feel all these shifts.
So Simple Yet So Profound.
This week’s most impactful realizations were how I have been shallow breathing and how difficult is full /deep breathing.
Bringing my focus back to how I breathe while I go about my day has been really powerful.
There’s a strong emotional feeling in me after our conversation yesterday that I can’t describe in words. The voices within me didn’t know each other existed and have just found out about each other and it’s such an intense feeling of developing bonding/ partnership between them.
I can’t explain it in words and I am still trying to process it all. There’s so much to process and I am so glad you are there to hold my hand.
I’ve begun implementing posture, practicing deep breathing, exhaling with a sigh, and bringing my attention to what’s happening in my body. It is so simple yet so profound.
It has made me understand how to stand in my truth.
So much comfort that I feel in my body and in my truth today, is because of that program and the work with Shobhali. When I write this, I feel it in my body and how it moves me. The remnants of feelings in the body stay. I use it in my everyday.
The program is an everyday practice and the motivation to do it along with the remembrance of a loving voice and face of a friend. It is the gentle calling out I do to myself when I see myself going into old patterns that I don’t want to continue and a forgiving course correction that gives me joy.
This testimonial will be forever evolving because I use it every day and I am yet to realize all the ways it has shifted me.
– Jasmine Sachdev, Drama & Movement Therapist
I fall short every time, because words do not do it justice.
When I attempt to describe the ways in which I’ve benefitted from Shobhali’s guidance and input, I fall short every time, because words do not do it justice. I say this as someone who came into her program with nearly a decade of engagement with various forms of therapy/therapeutic practices and a fair amount of self-awareness, but at the same time, anxiety, a wavering sense of self, and profound difficulty finding a sense of peace in my day to day life and my life choices.
In the 10+ months of working with her, I’ve learned how to redefine, for myself, what makes me whole and what makes me enough. It’s not that I believe this every day but I’ve learned how to identify and use tools that are inherent to my body and mind, so that I can learn to believe it a little more over the days, months, and years of my life. I’ve learned how to connect my body and my mind, and I’ve learned to soften the perspectives and frames of analysis I apply to both myself and the world around me.
Perhaps most significantly though, I’ve learned, with Shobhali, that my heart and my being are the best things about me—and for that, I will be eternally grateful.
I suspect I may always live with anxiety, certain fears, and questions about myself, but I know how to live slightly better now. In terms of methodology, I appreciate that Shobhali really only taught me the ‘A B Cs’ in regard to tools and philosophies that I could draw on, leaving me to explore and choose for myself what works for me and what doesn’t.
She is trauma-informed, patient, endlessly insightful, assertive, and kind. I’m grateful and would recommend even a few hours with her.
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