Herein yoga commences.
- Patanjali
 
 
   
 
   

The Shala (school) is the vision of founder and CEO Kavita Khosa. It has been established as a platform to promote, propagate and cultivate the ancient arts, sciences and philosophies of the East.

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An airy and sunlit studio located in Lan Kwai Fong in the very heart of Central, Sachananda Yoga Shala has been designed to create an environment which evokes a sense of peace and serenity. The Shala vibrates with a quiet, subtle energy, drawing the student into a state of relaxed alertness which is essential for the practice of Yoga. The Shala has a modest library, changing room, locker facilities and has been custom built with quality props and equipment such as mats, wall ropes, blocks, belts and backbend extensions for the practice of Iyengar Yoga.

 

Kavita Khosa is the founder and director of Sachananda Yoga Shala.

Born in Pune, India, Kavita started learning Yoga from an early age and conducts Yoga and Yoga Therapy classes, integrating her understanding and practice of the Iyengar and Sivananda yoga traditions. Working with discipline on structural alignment, Kavita brings an insightful knowledge of Ayurveda and Vedanta philosophy in her classes, allowing the student to discover repose in a pose. Kavita has over 20 years experience in Yoga and Ayurveda and has studied at the Ramamani Iyengar Institute and Kabirbaug Sunjeevan College in Pune, India.

Deeply inspired by the ancient Advaita Vedanta teachings which expound the non-dualistic principle of One Truth and the one-ness of all beings, Kavita gave up her career as a corporate lawyer after nine years to pursue the calling of Yoga.

Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales and Hong Kong, Kavita holds degrees in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and certificates in Ayurveda and Vedanta and brings professionalism to her classes. Kavita has published many articles on Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedanta and Sanskrit for various journals and magazines and is the editor of Vidya-Vani, a periodic newsletter on Yoga.

 

 

Sunaina Raghani

Sunaina is an internationally acclaimed award winning Bharat Natyam dance teacher and teacher this ancient classical dance at the Shala.

 

 

Les McClure. Dip. Shiatsu. UK. Dip. Acupuncture, HKU.

Prevention is better than curing dis-ease and assisting the Qi to freely circulate is the thread connecting all of Les’ work. An interest in meditation led to studying Tai Qi and in turn Shiatsu. He studied Zen Shiatsu with the Bristol School of Shiatsu and the Healing Shiatsu Education Centre. He was trained in Qi Gong and Makko Ho by his principle Shiatsu teacher and has studied the three Yang Tai Qi forms with teachers in the UK and China. Les has continued to develop his skills and knowledge of energy medicine with a diploma in clinical acupuncture with HKU. He has taught Shiatsu for the family in HK and trained spa staff in Relaxsu – a style of Shiatsu for deep relaxation. Les also leads guided Tai Qi and meditation retreats and in Yunnan, China.

 

 

Dr Sudha K. Nair, BNYS
Consultant in Naturopathy, Yogic Science & Acupuncture


Dr. Sudha Nair holds a Bachelors degree in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences from the University of Urje, India and is a licensed Acupuncturist. She is a yoga practitioner who believes in the innate power of healing within every individual. The cure is evoking this potential in natural ways and the key to raising this dormant energy lies in proper eating, breathing, exercising, thinking, reasoning and meditating.

Dr Nair has gained extensive experience and fame in her field of Naturopathy and Yoga. She has gained practical training in the field of Ayurvedic Panchakarma for 2 years at the renowned Kerala Ayurvedic Pharmacy in India. She has treated patients for various acute and chronic diseases like IBS, ulcers, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, depression, anxiety, respiratory diseases, stress related disorders, arthritis and ulcerative colitis.

Dr Nair specializes in Ayurvedic treatments, Vivekananda Kendra and Pancha Kosha therapeutic yoga techniques and Shatkarma Yogic Cleansing Processes, integrating her knowledge and experience of Naturopathy, Iridiology, Homoeopathy, Natural dietetics and Nutrition to treat patients with various ailments.

 
 

Etiquette & Pre- Class Advice

Please sign in before class; first timers must complete the medical history/registration form
Be punctual and switch off mobile phones
Inform the teacher if you are menstruating, pregnant, lactating or have an injury or illness as this may affect your practice of yoga

Observe silence to still the mind and prevent dissipation of prana (chi) energy

Yoga and pranayam is practised on an empty stomach
Please tuck in tees & wear flexible, fitted clothing
Do not use strong perfume, remove jewellery & leather items before class
To maintain sequencing & the flow of poses, do not perform any variations by yourself
The shala is disinfected everyday, however, in the interests of hygiene and as a courtesy to the next student, please wipe down your mat after class with the disinfectant wipes provided.
 
Namaste and Thank You!

 
 
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