Arundhati Baitmangalkar

Arundhati came to yoga after six years of teaching Bollywood dance in India. She took to yoga instantly and began to pursue a long and rewarding journey through her practice that now flows over onto her many loving students. Before moving to the Seattle area in October 2012, she grew up and lived in South India. Her thirst for the knowledge and authenticity of yoga led her to some of the best schools and yoga masters in India. She completed her 500 hour Teacher Training under Yogacharya Bharath Shetty from Yoga Indea Mysore, and an additional 200 hour training from Atmayaan in Bangalore. Arundhati has also spent time learning from the legendary Geeta Iyengar (late B.K.S Iyengar’s daughter), Sharmila Mahesh (late Sri. K Pattabhi Jois’ granddaughter) as well as internationally renowed senior Iyengar yoga teacher H.S Arun. From the East to the West, she brings with her a truly holistic practice that combines Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga practice not limited to anybody.

With her 10+ years of teaching experience, Arundhati’s growing success is attributed to her unique background of training, and her ability to bring classical yoga into the modern world effortlessly. Helping teachers and students alike not only benefit from the eternal wisdom of yoga, but also ensuring that it becomes an integral part of their being; thereby, living out her dharma – to pass yoga on properly for the generations to come.

Believing deeply that the practice of yoga is accessible to all, Arundhati strives to express her knowledge and teachings to everybody around her in a way that can be easily understood. Having taught yoga in India for several years, she now runs and teaches at Aham Yoga, in Redmond, WA, a studio that has evolved with it’s incredible community. It is through this creation that she reaches out to the local community and shares her knowledge and experience of yoga. Her classes are engaging, thorough, challenging and consistent, helping build the students’ knowledge of yoga through practice, hard work and dialogue. Aham Yoga offers a variety of group classes, private sessions, workshops, teacher trainings, retreats, and intensives, covering diverse topics from asana and pranayama, to kriyas, yoga philosophy and much more..

Arundhati is a passionate writer, both online and in print (Seattle Yoga News, India Currents, Complete Well-being featured in Yoga Journal Russia amongst others). She presents at yoga conferences, conducts workshops and teacher trainings locally as well as internationally. Today, Arundhati is a well-recognized member in local yoga circles. She also runs her own Bollywood dance school called BollyWorks.

When not at the studio, Arundhati enjoys time with her husband, hiking, cooking or enjoying a book over a hot cup of chai.


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