At the age of 40, Kusum Modak had two meetings that would completely transform her life: the first was with B. K. S. Iyengar, one of the most recognized yoga masters in India and worldwide. Kusum became Master Iyengar’s disciple, thus initiating a disciplined path, and practiced for more than 20 years at his institute in Pune, Maharashtra in India.
The second meeting, which was a milestone in Kusum’s life, was with Mr. Limaye , a simple man with deep knowledge of the art of massage.With great sensitivity and wisdom, he sparked a powerful healing force in Kusum by introducing her to the ways of massage. For a year and a half Kusum accompanied him daily, watching amazing healings. In many cases, the people had long histories of trying various treatments and surgeries. Thereafter, Mr. Limaye put Kusum on intensive practice under his supervision, and before he died, he professed: “I am sure that you will develop this work and spread it to the world,” and he was right!
Kusum inherited from her master an honest, direct and clear way to express herself by sharing this treasure that is a blend of simplicity and sophistication.