Manju Batra


Although I studied and worked in Northern India (Haryana) as an IT specialist , my life took an unexpected turn when I moved to Southern India. As my mind was enjoying the subtropical climate, my body badly reacted to it : I started to develop asthma and multiple allergies. Looking for a cure, I reluctantly followed a friend to a yoga class. A regular practice of yoga and a regimen of pranayama breathing turned my life around: I was healthy again and consequently decided to study and teach yoga. I first was trained and mentored at the Atmayaan Yoga Academy (India) then studied hot yoga here in the USA.

Once again I saw the therapeutic power of yoga in action when I convinced my best friend recovering from a brain tumor to practice with me everyday. With continuous practice of Pranayama and yoga postures he successfully retrained his mind and body to work together through the focus and concentration. This testimonial from my friend is my biggest achievement and reward  in the field of yoga.

“Life was never the same for me once I was diagnosed with brain tumor. After many surgeries doctors saved my life but that life was not worth living. But continuous practice of pranayama and yoga postures with my friend  and instructor Manju Batra I am back to my normal life personally and professionally. Feels astonished to be back on my feet n running, overwhelming turnaround of my health with power of yoga.”  –  Rohit Vohra (TCS emplyoee)

For me Yoga is about inspiring and sharing: between friends, between teachers and students, and between generations as (for my greatest joy!) my two kids started to practice with me! Namaste!

Secret Super Power: Every morning two glass fruit smoothie.

Best advice: Live your Passion And make it your profession 🙂

Yoga Pose challenges you the most: ek pada bakasana

Guilty Pleasure: Fetch my kids’ time and spend it in practicing Yoga 😉