Loosened from the mud, I find myself floating in a world of possibility.

So can you.

About Manisha

My name is Manisha and I'm a  Guide and a Teacher. 

Why do so many yoga classes end with a Namaste? I believe a namaste should be where it all begins. Greeting yourself where you are at, accepting the changes in you, and finding new paths. 


My journal guides help you step into a place of your own making. I can help you bridge the gap between life as it is and the way life can be. I can encourage you onto a path of self-discovery that offers more than the lavender scented jars of self care. This is especially important for your well-being now.

2020 has brought about a lot of unwanted and unexpected changes in our country. While self care and yoga can lead to personal quiet, it does little to bring you closer to your own personal power. Not sure where to start? Not sure HOW to start? Let's chat. I can help you move away the overwhelming desire to make changes and into your ability to MAKE those changes in the relationships that are important to you.

Let's see if we are good match for working together.

Email me: midwestlotus@gmail.com

Fingers crossed!



I'm at the end of my fourth decade, post-menopause and just realizing that I'm now starting to live the life I want. More importantly, it is the life I need in the tumult of 2020.

I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. I'm the former Executive Director of Language Central, a non-profit dedicated to serving immigrants in the NE Minneapolis community as well as dedication to facilitating positive communication skills for firefighters, police officers and city workers in the larger Twin Cities community. Unfortunately we had to close the organization due to the pandemic and now I find myself on a new path of helping others on a more personal level. All my paths converged to create a new me.

I live in Northeast Minneapolis which really is one the best neighborhoods in the US. This place has great art, great food, and a great diversity of working class and immigrant communities within one city neighborhood. It's where my husband grew up and it's where we want to raise our daughter.

I also make some photos, I like to knit and dehydrate foods for healthy snacks, I take time every day to cultivate a little bit of courage and I take note of the lovely ordinary parts of my day. Lately I've been thinking there is a sasquatch living near our woodland retreat.

Sit and chat with me so together we count the random blessings in life.