Vijayalakshmi has a Ph D degree in Organic Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, India (2007) with postdoctoral experiences at University of British Columbia, Canada and University of Utah, US (2007-10). She has worked as a Grants Adviser, Principal Investigator and Serb Young Scientist at reputed scientific organizations in Bangalore, India (2012-18).

She has completed 200h certification in Yoga and Yoga Nidra, and Certificate Course in Yoga from Shrimath (2020). She is the 1st batch at Indic Foundation's Life Coaching program.

She has also recently completed the Psychological First Aid course (John Hopkins University, Coursera, 2021) and Engineering Health: Introduction to Yoga and Physiology course (New York University, Coursera, 2022).

Vijayalakshmi currently lives in Ahmedabad. She is a Yoga Teacher/Trainer and also a Psychosocial First Aid Volunteer.