Rajashree Choudhury

Founder Of The USA Yoga Federation

Born in Kolkata, India in 1965, Rajashree Choudhury started her yoga training at the urging of her parents at age four. She was a five-time winner of the All-India Yoga Championship from 1979 to 1983. In conjunction with the championships, Rajashree founded the USA Yoga Federation, a non-profit organization formed to facilitate the goal of yoga asana ultimately being accepted as an Olympic sport.

After studying at Mahila Yoga Byam Kendra, Gosh's College of Physical Education and Yoga Training Institute, she received her certification in Hatha Yoga Therapy for chronic diseases and disorders. With over 15 years in the East and 25 years in the West, Rajashree co-created the highly successful Teacher Training program in the United States.

In addition to presiding over the International Yoga Sports Federation, conducting seminars on yoga and personal development worldwide and teaching her highly acclaimed Pregnancy Yoga Classes, Rajashree has most recently been dedicating herself to helping women in crisis of all ages and nationalities. She has been active in many charitable organizations over the years including Karma for Kids, dedicated to helping children with cancer, Uprising yoga, helping child victims of sex trafficking, and Parikrama, educating slum children in India, and is also a member of the Yogin'it Family.

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