Our Story


Our Purpose

Pain is debilitating, crippling and unfortunately inevitable. Sooner or later we all experience it, physically or emotionally. We at Prana Zone, help people manage it most effectively using a combination of cutting-edge pain management techniques and ancient practices. We are here to help you achieve goals that are important to you, regardless of your current fitness level. We aim to assist you in achieving fitness and pain management goals by teaching techniques that help manage mental, physical, and emotional pain, promoting vitality through mindful breath, in conjunction with the current medical plan that you may be pursuing. Do reach out to us!

Priyanka & Anupam Varma

Priyanka Varma, M.S., C-IAYT, RYT-500

Co-Founder | Pain Management Therapist, Healing facilitator, Speaker and Educator

Hello! I am a certified Yoga Therapist (recognized by International Association of Yoga Therapist), RYT-500 (registered with Yoga Alliance), Pilates instructor, Energy worker, have expertise in working with people having chronic pain, Arthritis related chronic conditions, Scoliosis and other chronic spinal conditions. 

I live in Sonoma County, CA, and have a deep connection to the ancient practice of yoga, having grown with it as a ‘way of life’. Despite initially taking yoga for granted, I eventually returned to it after a difficult time, including the loss of my mother during COVID-19. My training in yoga helped me process grief and find peace. I now use ancient eastern tools and western scientific research to promote natural healing and holistic well-being.

I have helped veterans, kids, adults, and seniors manage pain, stress, anxiety, and issues related to past trauma and present challenges. My love for dance has led me to create a fusion class of Bollywood dance and yoga, which I occasionally offer.

I invite you to meet your body where it is and guide it with me to where you want it to be!

Can’t wait to meet you!

Anupam Varma

Co-Founder | Healer, Blogger and Educator

Hi! My name is Anupam and I am an engineer by profession! However, my story is that of a person whose life transformed forever with the unique combination of a few modern techniques and specific ancient practices. My source of inspiration is this journey, and I along with my wife Priyanka want to bring the same for you!

Christmas of 2012, I suffered a neck injury that had two of my vertebral discs sequestered. Pieces of those had slipped into my spinal cavity. This put me in perpetual pain. My right hand was immobile, and it would feel ice cold and very heavy all the time. I was bed ridden with highest doses of narcotics, pain killers and nerve meds, for 2 months. Surgery to replace the discs with artificial ones and a metal bracket inside to hold vertebrae together was the option presented to me to alleviate pain and get me moving and get on with life. But it also came with some movements permanently restricted. That is when I discovered the wonders of these ancient practices that have not only alleviated my pain, but also have brought me to best health I have ever had before!

Along with some Yogic techniques, I learnt meditation that brought me benefits that have transformed my life forever. This transformation has inspired my wife and I to establish Prana Zone and bring these benefits to you! 

Looking forward to seeing you!