Gayatri holds a Masters in English Literature, PG diploma in Journalism, Counselling Psychology, and Applied Buddhist Psychology and Ethics, a Nalanda Diploma in Buddhist Philosophy and is a student of the 5-year Nalanda Masters in Buddhist Philosophy, under the aegis of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She is a practitioner of Vipassana, and the Ngondro Gar under the lineage of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. She studied Vedic Culture & Spirituality and Indian Philosophy at Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi.

She has worked in the Indian media for 22 years and is a mental health columnist for MoneyControl. Her non-fiction work has appeared in the Hindustan Times, India Today and Mint Lounge, and also as part of an award-winning anthology of Out of Print edited by Meena Kandasamy and Samhita Arni. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize 2021 and featured in the Converse Anthology commemorating 75 years of Indian Independence in 2022, among others. She's lived in Lagos, Nigeria; Kodaikanal, TN; and Thane, Maharashtra, and is currently a resident of Mysuru. She is the founder of Shamah | a mind-body-spirit alignment practice.

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