Swāti (E-RYT, RCYT, Yoga Alliance) is a certified & experienced yoga instructor from India's well-known 'The Yoga Institute' in Bombay, India as well as from the esteemed 'Integral Yoga Institute®' in VA. In addition, she is trained and specialized in Children's Yoga and Stephanie Keach's Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga. She continues to complete advanced specializations in Yoga Therapy with the growing need for personalised yoga solutions since no two people are exactly alike. She emphasizes that while group yoga classes might be popular, affordable and perhaps the only possible option one may have at this time & fun thing to do as well, the fact is each of us really needs correct personal guidance at some point in life so we are aware of what is best suited for oneself and most importantly be aware of any contra-indications during one's yoga practice. Her philosophy is to be able to serve her students & as many people as possible with sincerity, love & compassion and in their best interest by sharing the ancient yoga secrets of India along with integrated yoga practices from other traditions.

Blessed to be born in the Land of Yoga, Swāti has been practicing Yoga since a tender age of 6 years as she thoroughly enjoyed the poses involving flexibility that she was very good at. She accredits all her success in academic field to yoga which helped her especially with concentration. She studied theory and practical yoga in her school for 5 years. Her interest inspired her to graduate with B.A. in Philosophy with Yoga as one of her key subjects. She then took up the teacher's training program at the esteemed Yoga Institute and taught to students in India and Japan before teaching to students here and also undergoing a Residential Teacher's Training at Integral Yoga Institute. Her teaching style is a unique blend of Eastern and Western yoga teachings and she believes in the healing power of yoga poses and mantras. She teaches Yogāsana (poses) with alignments, along with focus on meditation, Prānāyama (breathing practices), Yoga Nidrā (deep relaxation) and yoga lifestyle. She teaches yoga for all levels of experience including gentle yoga for beginners.

She is fluent in 5 foreign languages and enjoys tutoring in French, Japanese and Hindi. She also loves doing ikebana, calligraphy and origami - the Japanese art forms. She enjoys teaching these Japanese art forms to children in her spare time. She also does traditional Indian and Arabic Henna tattooing upon request.

In today's times where each one faces tremendous challenges and tensions everywhere and especially with the need for universal peace and harmony, she feels the need to spread the joy of exploring peace within oneself through yoga in the hearts of the human race !! She believes that a strong mind leads to a strong body. She intends to inspire others that “Anything & everything is possible with yoga if practiced with full faith”.

Her passion is to spread true yoga and hence invites one and all in harmony to come & explore yoga with her.

Contact Swāti for private yoga Sessions or for corporate yoga classes here.

" Blessed to be born in India and grateful to be residing in the United States; I consider myself to be a citizen of the world for the rest of my life !" - Swati Bhende