"Integral Yoga is a holistic and classical system of Yoga, focusing on the ability of the student. Founded by Swami Satchidananda, the goal of Integral Yoga is to develop an easeful body, a peaceful mind and a useful life. Integral Yoga incorporates six branches of Yoga, which cover all aspects of a human’s life: physical, psychological, emotional, ethical, intellectual and spiritual. It is the ideal practice for the healthy as well as the differently-abled." – Hersha Chellaram

 

Hersha Chellaram has learned yoga under the loving guidance of Sri Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev) since she was a child. Her father was a disciple of Sri Gurudev and Hersha's first Hatha Yoga teacher. She became a certified Integral Yoga instructor in 2002, and is now an authorised Integral Yoga teacher trainer and accessible yoga specialist. She believes that anyone can practice yoga and it is not just for the body, but for every aspect of an individual. She specialises in helping adults and children with different abilities or health conditions discover the benefits of yoga from the inside out.  Hersha and her husband Shaman founded the YAMA Foundation: a unique non-profit organisation that makes Yoga, Art, Meditation Accessible to all people including those with special needs, disabilities and chronic illness. www.yamahk.org.  

Hersha is a member of the Yoga Alliance and holds credentials as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level (E-RYT 500), a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) and Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT). She is also accredited as a Certified International Yoga Therapist (C-IYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has developed and contributed numerous classes, yoga therapy sessions, special programs and trainings in Hong Kong, New York, India, Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar. She has been instrumental in bringing Yoga to communities with special needs, disabilities and the under-served in Hong Kong. She has developed a number of tailored Yoga and meditation programs to many of Hong Kong’s schools, non-profit organisations, NGOs, hospitals and charities and corporations.