Shakthi Ganeshan, MD. MPH is an inspiring and experienced teacher of yoga and meditation. A western doctor, a student of ayurveda, and an Indian Classical dancer, Shakthi carries wisdom and knowledge of the human body and of embodiment from her dance training, western medicine, Hinduism and Buddhist Dharma teachings.
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Shakthi Ganeshan has been teaching vinyasa yoga for 12 years. She brings gentleness and vitality to her yoga class, warmth and laughter. Her style reflects both Iyengar and Ashtanga influence. Her early life presented the challenges of resolving her intuitive nature with an intellectually demanding environment. She learned bhajans (aka kirtan) and chanting as a girl, and learned Indian Classical dance as a girl, performing from a young age. She keeps the Indian roots in yoga. As a girl of 10, Shakthi pursued yoga philosophy, going to talks by swamis and yogic scholars.
Shakthi is an M.D., having done her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She also holds a Masters in Public Health. She sees these degrees and training as starting her on her healer’s path, now revering yoga as a vital healing path and her main course of study. Her teachers include Rodney Yee, Sarah Powers, Shiva Rea, Stephanie Synder and Ramanand Patel. She meditates and studies with the teachers at Spirit Rock, including Sharda Rogell, Jack Kornfield, Will Kabat-Zinn and James Baraz. She also studies Tibetan meditation practice, Ayurveda and indigenous medicine. She has seen patients for pulse and tongue diagnosis with Dr. Sarita Shrestha. Shakthi delights in making ayurvedic food, writing, and singing. Students leave her class feeling open, re-vitalized, and excited about life.