Growing up, Sharanya and her sister used to practice yoga with their mom every day before school. Yoga was a cultural and familial bonding practice that Sharanya had as she and her family moved to Germany, China, and other countries. The foundations of breath, asana, and movement rooted her at a young age as she moved through foreign spaces learning and experiencing the world around her.
She received her 200 hr training from Citizen Yoga centering her learning around accessibility, alignment, and inclusion. She specializes in framing and prioritizing marginalized identities through community healing, advocacy, and research. Outside of practicing and teaching yoga, Sharanya works at the Child and Adolescent Data Lab using data to improve outcomes for marginalized children, adolescents, and their families by informing state and federal policy and practice.
As a yoga teacher, Sharanya creates a bold and accessible space encouraging play, peace, and self agency. In her classes she facilitates breath work, meditation, and intentional physical poses aimed to calm the nervous system and promote self discovery and healing of the body and mind. You can find Sharanya on her mat, reading, eating, cooking, online shopping and practicing headstands with her dad. Feel free to reach out to her, she is always open to a cup of tea or coffee!