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Rajashree Choudhury Talks Yoga Therapy
For the first time, Bikram Yoga Burlington welcomes Rajashree Choudhury for a very special event on Sunday April 7th. Rajashree will lead us through a traditional Bikram Yoga class followed by a Q&A on yoga therapy and yoga philosophy. In a separate session, available to all Bikram certified teachers and interested students, Rajashree will deliver a lecture on the Bikram Yoga Pregnancy series.

At the urging of her parents, Rajashree began her yoga practice when she was four years-old. She is a five-time winner of the National Indian Yoga Championship from 1979 to 1983. By age 11, Rajashree won several titles. This experience shaped her life dream of encouraging youth to practice yoga. Born in Kolkata, living in Los Angeles since age 19, Rajashree Choudhury’s background is a true blend of the East and West.

To promote yoga-asana as a sport, Rajashree founded the United States Yoga Federation and the International Yoga Sports Federation. Because of Rajashree’s efforts, the International Yoga Asana Championships is now in it’s tenth year.

Rajashree believes that introducing yoga at an early age helps ameliorate and avoid problems that arise as one journeys through life. With a special focus on the emotional side of yoga, Rajashree advocates yoga’s impact on not only physical health, but also the mind, body and soul. 

Rajashree has a degree in yoga therpay and is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She travels worldwide to conduct seminars and workshops, host yoga retreats and spread personal development. Inspired by her personal teachers, Dr. P. S. Das and Dr. Kushala Das, as well other great teachers such as B. K. S. Iyengar and Paramahansa Yogananda, Rajashree is led by her heart and motivated by the transformations yoga brings.

In1994, Rajashree co-founded Bikram Yoga’s Teacher Training program, and continues teaching heated hatha yoga..

“Yoga means union. May yoga unite you with yourself, your breath, your body and the new life you are creating.”

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Amanda S.

How long have you been practicing Bikram Yoga?

6 years.

How often do you practice Bikram Yoga?

1-2 times/week.

Why did you begin Bikram Yoga and what benefits have you seen?

A friend asked me to try it with her when the studio had a Groupon! I was 1.5 years post-partum with my 3rd child and wanted to get back in shape. It was so hard at first, but it wasn’t long before I was hooked. And then I got my father hooked! It’s truly time for myself and gives me full body strengthening and stretching. I’m counting on it to keep my body moving freely as I get older!

What life changes have you experience since you started practicing? It makes me feel calmer and more confident. And knowing my father is in the hot room every week gives me reassurance that he is also keeping his body young.

Favorite Posture?

Standing Bow Pulling Pose. It makes me feel strong and balanced.

Least Favorite Posture?

Camel. Everytime!

Bikram in One Word:

Strength

How did you discover Bikram?

Groupon!