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Aparna Sadananda

Aparna is a yoga teacher (E-RYT 200 and RPYT) with 10000 + hrs of experience teaching yoga and meditation in the studio, private and corporate settings in Washington DC. Her yoga offerings include beginner-friendly yoga, prenatal and postnatal yoga, chair yoga, restorative yoga, Ayurveda, yoga philosophy, energy healing (Reiki), and meditations. Inspired by her own journey as an evolving yogi, a toddler's mom, a neuroscience researcher, and a visual artist, her classes emphasize on strengthening the mind-breath-body connection. Her mission is to make yoga accessible and empower people through fitness and creativity, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, and ability levels.


She currently leads meditation classes and family-based mindfulness workshops for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art. She is also the meditation trainer for art-based meditations at The Phillips Collection. She is a senior teacher and one of the leading trainers at Yoga District’s teacher training since 2017. A visual artist in Indian folk art, she holds a Ph.D. in cellular neuroscience from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India in 2013.

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