"Teaching Yoga to
Rajashree is one of the most in-depth, knowledgable and helpful yoga masters in the world today. In this episode Rajashree opens up and reveals the origins of her yoga practice as a child in India - and how it guides her as she teaches yoga today.
Rajashree's bio from her website...
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.
"Much of the work I have done promoting yoga as a sport has been fired by my desire to inspire youth to practice yoga."
Rajashree supports many causes locally, nationally and internationally. She is active in many charitable organizations including Karma for Kids, dedicated to helping children with cancer, Uprising Yoga, helping child victims of sex trafficking, Team Red White and Blue, an organization that helps veterans through yoga and other physical activities and Parikrama, a foundation educating slum children in India. Other organizations supported by Rajashree include: Narayan Sewa Ashram, a home for abandoned children in India and Aviva Family and Children's Services, where she helped renovate and restore their yoga studio.
Her devotion to children and woman was the driving force for writing her book, Rajashree's Pregnancy Yoga, a guide that delineates her pre-natal yoga series.
“Yoga means union. May yoga unite you with yourself, your breath, your body and the new life you are creating.”
Rajashree at Ghosh College, Kolkatta
Rajashree & Iyengar
Bow in Mountain Pose at 14
Pictures of Rajashree at Ghosh College, India
Rajashree at 19
Bow in Peacock
With Mother & Emmy Cleaves
Rajashree Speaking at Ghosh Cup
Helping Students in India
Special Interview with Rajashree
by Michele Vennard
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