Dr. Anita Balasubramanian

Anita Balasubramanian is a yoga teacher and therapist in the tradition of Sri.T.Krishnamacarya and Sri T.K.V. Desikachar, and a Life Coach in the Ritambhara gharānā. Anita completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in electrical engineering. Inspired by her interactions with non-profit organizations working in the education and development sector, she subsequently pursued a doctoral program in education (curriculum design) at the University of Illinois Chicago. Her deep concern for human suffering and the problems of unsustainable living kept her on the path of seeking an integrated approach to looking at life, living, and learning. She finally found her ground to do this through the study of Yoga Sutra and yoga practice, with her teachers.

Her study with teachers at Ritambhara and YogaVahini has led her to learn and use yoga philosophy and practice as the basis for living life and her work. She enjoys and is drawn to hold space and create processes for moving inwards (antaraṅga sādhanā) using chanting, āsanā-prāṇāyāma, and life itself. She currently lives on a farm with her husband, 2 girls, 2 dogs, 5 hens, many trees, and countless other living beings. In her free time, she enjoys making recycle-craft projects, reading, singing, walking, and just watching the sky.

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