Prana Flow Teacher Directory
Name: Smita Joshi
Location: London, England
Smita was brought up in a traditional Indian family, rooted in the ancient ‘shastras’ or India’s spiritual sacred texts. Her interest in this area grew as she strived to bring balance to her hectic life while working in business development and management in large international corporate companies. During her holidays and sabbaticals, she travelled across India with gurus where she deepened her knowledge of Sanskrit while learning about ancient teachings. These included the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Shiva Sutras, the Puranas and Upanishads. She then set about applying them to improve her quality of life, including her work.
During this time, Smita also trained in London with an international organisation to lead cutting-edge programmes to transform people’s perspective to deal more powerfully with the challenges of life. Over several years, she led these programmes and coached groups of 100-300 people at a time.
Smita started practising yogasanas (yoga postures) from the age of twelve and for almost twenty years, Smita’s personal study centred on the meditative, spiritual and philosophical aspects of yoga. Then, in 2009 Smita did her first Vinyasa Yoga intensive workshop. This was with an extraordinary, internationally renowned Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher, Shiva Rea, whose profound knowledge and approach to integrating the different aspects of yoga touched Smita deeply. Shiva inspired Smita to undertake teacher training in Prana Flow Yoga.
Other highly accomplished yoga teachers of the Krishnamacharya lineage with whom Smita has studied include David Swenson, Richard Freeman and Ana Forrest. As well as Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Smita’s personal practice also consists of Mysore Style Ashtanga.
She is committed to sharing the teachings of the different aspects of yoga to enhance wellbeing and bring about inner freedom. With an approach that is fun, engaging, challenging and spritual, she assists people in advancing their yoga practice and to apply yogic teachings to enrich everyday life. She creates her own meditations and shares these as part of her teaching.