How One Yogi Found Her Purpose After a Career Change

After walking away from a career in banking, one yoga teacher found her footing at Angkor Wat.

Puravi Joshi left her banking career and took the trip of a lifetime. Here’s how she found purpose after a career change. 

Two years ago, as I was nearing 30, I found myself completely lost, out of a job after nearly 10 years in an industry that I had (for the most part) loved. I’d been bullied out of my corporate job by my boss, a man who told me I was a distraction when I walked across the trading floor because of how I looked and dressed. The entire ordeal left me with severe anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. I knew I should take some time out. So I booked a one-way flight to Australia and decided I’d just go with the flow.

After traveling for months through Australia and Bali, I finally landed in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Immediately I felt an unexplainable peace. People were charming and friendly; the children were so full of wonder; the scenery was mesmerizing. I reveled in meandering along soft dirt roads, discovering secrets kept in hidden shops and cozy cafes. It felt safe.