Rajashree Choudhury, C-IAYT, a world-renown teacher and practitioner, holds a degree in hatha yoga therapy and was an unbeaten five-time winner of the All-India Yoga Championship from 1979 to 1983. After studying at Mahila Yoga Byam Kendra, Gosh’s College of Physical Education, she received her certification in the application of hatha yoga therapy for chronic diseases and disorders.
Born in Kolkata, India, Choudhury started her yoga training at the urging of her parents at age four. She was a five-time winner of the National Indian Yoga Championship from 1979 to 1983. With more than 15 years in the East and 25 years in the West, Choudhury’s special focus has been on the emotional side of yoga and how yoga balances the energy of the human body and impacts not only disease, but also on how it affects the body, mind, soul connection, which constitutes vibrant health. Choudhury also helped her husband create a highly successful teacher training program after more than 10 years of teaching yoga in the United States.
In conjunction with the International Yoga Asana Championships, now in its 10th year, she founded the USA Yoga Federation, a nonprofit organization to facilitate her goal of making yoga accepted as sport.
Most recently her mission is to help women in crisis of all ages and nationalities. She has been active in many charitable organizations, including Karma for Kids, dedicated to helping children with cancer, Uprising Yoga, helping child victims of sex trafficking, and Parikrama, educating slum children in India.