When Upkar took her first Bikram Yoga class in 2002 it was love at first sweat! The intensity with which Bikram Yoga is practiced reminded her of her Division 1 lacrosse play from college. She was also able to successfully rehab her popped hamstrings, and both of her dislocated shoulders by creating a regular practice. She attended teacher training in the Fall of 2008 in Acapulco, Mexico. She has been teaching full time all over New York City since graduating from teacher training. Bikram Yoga has touched and inspired Upkar and taught her much about her Indian heritage. Upkar means an act of selflessness in Gurbani and Hindi.