Mike Upchurch, Studio Owner, Yoga Source, Nashville, TN
Reema's well-grounded approachability, worldly experience and deep knowledge of all things yoga on a mental, spiritual and physical level bring wisdom well beyond her years to the mat.
Her practice is inspiring yet ego-less as she doesn’t force students to push themselves to be just like her. Instead, she utilizes pranayama, chant, mantra, sutra and her blissfully meditative voice to move students through vinyasa and gradually build their strength and capacity.
Zainab Salbi, Founder and President, Women for Women International
Reema is the most authentic, excellent, and amazing teacher I have ever met. She not only talks the talk, but walks the walk in all aspects of her life.
Reema carries and teaches beauty through her wisdom, yoga, cooking and music. She believes in making yoga accessible to the most marginalized all over the world. I know she will contribute a lot not only to us as individuals but to our thinking as a woman's organization dedicated to helping socially excluded women.
Reema’s music triggers the beauty within one and inspires abilities to move beyond any restrictions. She is a muse that is a blessing to this world and is a privilege to know.
Hannah Phillips, Studio Owner, Breathe, Memphis, TN
Reema, you are a walking angel. I loved meeting you and learning from you. I learned some things that will change my practice and teaching forever.
Narendra Kumar, yogi and founder of Manav Mandir (Temple of Humanity), Khaknar, India
Reema, you are so young and you have carved out your life's mission and are progressing so well. The way your students respond to you with respect and affection makes my heart proud.
CD: Truth Love Creation (Nettwerk Music, 2008)
Margot, Yoga Instructor, Memphis
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! What more can one say?? This cd has soul, like Reema, and is as pure and sweet as her heart. Memphis loves Reema.
Dr. Talavane Krishna, Founder and Director, IVAC, Indus Valley Ayurvedic Center, Mysore, India
Reema has spent many years traveling the world teaching Yoga. She is also a great musician whose eyes sparkle with divinity and compassion. Reema’s seminars on spirituality, yoga and music are truly inspiring and I was very happy to have her share her spirit, teachings, and talents with my staff at IVAC.
Danny Paradise, International Yoga Instructor, Song-writer, Film-maker
Reema's beautiful voice brings the listener peace and serenity on her new CD of Sacred chants. Her messages of Love, personal empowerment, healing and independence through Yoga make her a true renaissance teacher.
Reema easily bridges the Western and Indian worlds in her unique approach and perspective. She brings compassion, tenderness and profound knowledge to her greatly respected teaching and Yoga practices.
Stacia Leach, Director, YogaTanzania, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge, Tanzania
I listen to reema's cd during yoga classes - my students love her voice while they practice. I also listen to it myself during meditation - its such a nice way to sing mantra, and it’s the only way to calm down my dog! When I put on Reema’s cd, he lays down and listens.... Her voice is truly angelic and reaches all beings - with two and four legs!
Book: Sacred Sanskrit Words for Yoga, Chant and Meditation (Stonebridge Press, 2005)
Alan Finger, Founder, Ishta Yoga, NY, NY
“A very much needed book. These skillfully explained Sanskrit words will bring Westerners to a deeper understanding and experience of yoga, samadhi, and anandam—an integral part of the evolution of our planet in relationship to the universe. Namaste. Hari Om.”
Suza Francina, author, The New Yoga for Living Longer, Ojai, CA
“The perfect book for yoga teachers like myself who want to learn the meaning of the most often used Sanskrit words. The writing is exceptionally clear and easy to understand, and encourages and inspires the reader to go forward and learn more!”