Devki Desai began her study and practice of Iyengar Yoga in Mumbai at the age of 19, under the direct guidance of Sri BKS Iyengar. In 1988, marriage brought her to Pune and gave her the opportunity to further deepen her studies at RIMYI, under Guruji, Geetaji and Prashantji.
For the last twenty years, she has been teaching at the mother institute. Her teaching journey began with women and children, at the behest of Guruji. She accompanied Geetaji in 2003 to South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia for national conventions. In 2009, she was blessed to accompany Guruji to Russia. Devki annually travels internationally to teach workshops. She has taught in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Russia, France and Indonesia.
Her students often comment on her ability to beautifully incorporate the philosophy of Patanjali, the precision and discipline of the Iyengar practice, and the energy of youthfulness. As a Senior teacher at RIMYI, she currently instructs Intermediate level 2 classes, the Sunday children's class, substitute teaches Advanced-level classes, and assists in the therapeutic classes.