Kanika Tripathi is a professional artist, with a BA in Fashion/Graphic Design and a certified Hatha Yoga instructor in the Shivananda lineage. She has also studied jyotish (vedic astrology) and spiritual practices extensively with with Dr. David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi. Her interest in sacred art came after a series of personal unfoldings and experiences. Apart from varied work experience with country’s leading fashion designers, she has devoted herself to yoga, painting and sacred art.
Some of her work as a fine line deity illustrator and book designer is featured in: Yogic Secrets of the Dark Goddess by Yogini Shambhavi, Inner Tantric Yoga by Dr. David Frawley, and Mantra Yoga & Primal Sound by Dr. David Frawley. After mastering the details of fine line illustrations and incorporating art as a form of meditation, she took up artistic studies with her art gurus Pieter Weltevrede and Mavis Gewant of the Harish Johari painting tradition. There she studied Yantra Saadhana and watercolor wash painting technique.
Kanika directs Art and Meditation workshops at special yoga retreats across India, where her main areas of focus are soul-calming yantras and the creation of flower mandalas.
In addition, she runs her design studio – KumQuat Design – where she offers design and graphic solutions to corporate clients, as well as consultations on branding, corporate identity, fashion and apparel.