Born in a Hindu Brahmin family amidst the serene valleys and rolling hills of Northeast India, Tapashi was introduced to yoga very early in her life by her father. Her mother passed on her knowledge of ancient Hindu philosophies, and the subtle meanings of Sanskrit shlokas and mantras. In course of time, she took to meditation on her own. She later followed a TTC in the tradition of Hatha yoga at Yoga Vidya Gurukul – a traditional Indian Ashram.
A lover of music and art, Tapashi later started surfing and stand-up paddle. Being the first woman in India teaching and surfing on Stand up Paddle, she is now an ambassador for Starboard, one of the leading SUP brands.
She enjoys her regular communions with dolphins.