The Yogis and Yoginis 


Hersha Harilela Chellaram

Hersha is the head of the Integral Yoga Hong Kong Sangha. She is an authorised teacher trainer for Integral Yoga's Basic Hatha 1 and Raja Yoga courses. She serves as Chair on the Integral Yoga Global Network and is the head of Asia Pacific. hershayoga.com 

 She is a certified in the following:

  • Integral Yoga Hatha Basic (1) and Intermediate (2)
  • Integral Yoga's Raja Yoga -- Science of the Mind
  • Integral Yoga's Prenatal Yoga 
  • Cardiac Medical Yoga
  • Yoga for the Special Child
  • Kidding Around Yoga
  • Therapeutic Applications of Integral Yoga

Hersha mainly focuses on training and community service. She has founded the YAMA Foundation – a unique non-profit that makes Yoga Art Meditation Accessible to under-served communities. She teaches regularly at the Integral Yoga Hong Kong Sangha and provides private sessions by appointment.


Lakshmi Harilela

Lakshmi Harilela is a holistic chef, bringing quality vegetarian and vegan gourmet cuisine to her clients. She graduated from Hotel Management School Les Roches in Switzerland, The Natural Gourmet Culinary Institute in New York and is a certified Ayurvedic Nutritional Therapist from the European Institute of Vedic Studies. She is also a fabulous Integral Yoga instructor, certified to teach:

  • Integral Yoga Hatha Basic (1) and Intermediate (2) 
  • Integral Yoga's Raja Yoga -- Science of the Mind
  • Cardiac Medical Yoga

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Aurelie Gauthier

Aurelie is the official Integral Yoga HK Administrator. Amongst other roles, she is also a valued member of the Sangha and volunteers her time and energy towards organisational and logistics of all meetings and official training courses. She is a valued teacher and is certified to teach:

  • Integral Yoga Hatha Basic (1) and Intermediate (2) 
  • Integral Yoga's Raja Yoga -- Science of the Mind
  • Yoga for the Special Child -- Basic (1)
  • Integral Yoga Stress Management

Gabrielle Baumgartner

Gabi was the first Hong Kong Integral Yoga graduate and acts as head teacher and mentor for many students. She is also a Vini Yoga Therapist from the Krishnamacharya lineage and an expert on deepening Pranayama practice.  Gabi serves as assistant teacher trainer and helps organise Integral Yoga retreats, hikes and outings. She is also a fabulous Integral Yoga instructor, certified to teach:

  • Integral Yoga Hatha Basic (1)  
  • Adaptive Yoga for Individual Needs - Vini Yoga
  • Cardiac Medical Yoga
  • Pranayama