Academically, Vatsala is B.Tech. in Computer Sciences and EPHRM from IIM Calcutta, but she rather considers herself a permanent student of life. For as long as she remembers, her life has been a search for something indefinable. She was born a fiery, inquisitive and an independent child, never content to accept life, with all its limitations, at face value.
For almost 16 years, she worked with multinationals, became a part of start ups, and made her way to becoming an independent trainer and a speaker. Interestingly, she did not just switch jobs every few years but tried a variety of professions. However, she never felt content as she thought that her career choices were not resonating with her way of life. She had a deep desire to find a space for herself in which all efforts and inhibitions fall away and life truly blooms. She called this feeling as “not living life, but letting life live through her”.
Meanwhile, her curiosity and zeal led her to seek a better understanding of life outside the status quo. The restlessness and the inability of giving up on some mysterious faith that there is a feeling of home somewhere, took her to a lot of ashrams, introduced her to various philosophies and spiritual/healing teachings/practices. She even did crazy travels, met interesting people under different circumstances, kept learning from her pleasant/unpleasant experiences, but something just did not fit in.
This relentless search was starting to become painful for her but she kept going – not giving up. In 2016, she had reached her limit, left everything and decided to spend time in Dehradun with her mother, the most important person in her life. In October 2016, Vatsala met a remarkable fellow Jivasu in Rishikesh, India. A peek into Jivasu’s life, his profound knowledge, his most natural modesty, and his unassuming ability to answer her incessant questions about everything, initiated certain kind of natural integration in her.
Throughout her journey, Vatsala had known that she would intuitively feel it when she would find the grounded space she had been looking for – and she felt this for the first time when she stumbled across the doorstep of Naturality. But the truth is that the discovery of Naturality is not the end of her questions. Instead, it is just the beginning of another, much more beautiful journey for her – a journey which, although full of unknowns, seems quite clear to her now. The vision is to bring the teachings of Naturality to a global platform and create spaces for people where they understand and celebrate themselves.