Navodita Pande

Navodita Pande has been practicing yoga since she was 9 years old, when she began training in Iyengar Yoga at school under the instructors Rajiv and Swati Chanchani. By age 15, Pande was already teaching yoga to the juniors at her school.

In April 1995, Pande performed at the International Yoga Seminar, where she gave a lecture-demonstration. In 1996, while she was studying in college, Pande went on to participate in the SAARC Gymnastics Championship, where she showcased her talent as a young yoga performer. During this time she also taught yoga to a group of people in Allahabad.

As a yoga instructor, Pande combines Iyengar Yoga tactics with holistic practices. For example, she applies elementary Iyengar principles to therapeutic treatments that help improve the health of students with early spondylitis or diabetes.  

Pande has been introducing people to Iyengar Yoga basics and different forms of holistic practices across the world. In January 2003, Pande taught at Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mandir in New York. Back in India in 2005, Pande taught yoga regularly at Meyhar Bhasin Grooming Academy, New Delhi, to a group of young college students. At the Academy, she conducted 3-hour lectures every week, training the students in holistic living and wellness. Pande was also the official yoga trainer for Miss Delhi contestants in 2007. Then, in 2008, Pande taught yoga to a group of young college students at the Cardiff Yoga Studio in Wales, U.K.

Last year Pande began studying Reiki I and II. Since then she has been learning yoga for children and taking classes in Kanpur, India, to learn Pranayama, the art of yoga breathing.

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