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Rajashree Choudhury Bio

Rajashree Choudhury, five-time winner of the All-India Yoga Championship, brings years of experience and a feminine perspective to her teaching of Bikram Yoga, specializing in yoga therapy for people with chronic diseases and disorders.  She also teaches her highly acclaimed Pregnancy Yoga Classes.

With over 15 years in the East and 25 years in the West, Rajashree’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 affects the body/mind/soul connection which constitutes vibrant health.  Her mission is to help people realize their full human potential and become the author of their lives, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Born in Kolkata, India in 1965, Rajashree Choudhury started her yoga training at the urging of her parents at age four. She was a five-time winner of the All-India Yoga Championship from 1979-1983. After studying at Mahila Yoga Byam Kendra, Ghosh’s College of Physical Education and Yoga Training Institute she received her Certification in Hatha Yoga Therapy for chronic diseases and disorders.

She most enjoys teaching with her husband, Bikram Choudhury, and helped him create the highly successful Teacher Training program after more than ten years of teaching yoga in the United States. Rajashree has appeared on many national television programs in the United States and abroad doing seminars worldwide promoting the countless benefits of yoga and personal development.

Among her many pet projects are the Karma is Action (formerly KarmaforKids) yoga camp for children with cancer and the annual International Yoga Asana Championship.  Most recently her mission is to help women in crisis of all ages and nationalities. She has created Labanya Foundation: a World Wide Women’s Welfare charity organization.

In addition to all of this, she is the doting-caring mother of a very active teenage daughter, Laju, and a soccer mom for her athletic son, Anurag. Like their parents, both children are already practicing advance yoga postures and surely will be expert yogis.

Mar/Apr 2014 - See "New Class Offering"
Tue April 01,2014

Class Schedule 
M, W, F - 5am, 7am, 9am, **10am (light yoga) 11am, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
T & TH - 7am ,9am, 4pm, 6pm
SAT - 
7am, 9am, 11am, *1:00pm, 3:30pm
SUN - 7am, 9am, 11am, 3:30pm

*Mon, Wed, 8pm Karma class $9 drop in, (Saturday 1pm starts on 3/22)
Friday 8pm donation based class

Class schedule and teachers listed here...


**Light Yoga is a new 75 minute relaxed format yoga class performed in a room just warm enough (90°) to keep muscles supple, flexible and ready to safely stretch.  This class was designed for those not quite ready for a traditional style Bikram class done in the Hot Room (105°).  If heat is a challenge, you are a beginner, are extremely inflexible, or are a senior, this is a perfect class to begin a yoga practice.