Dr Pooja Maddela

Blockhouse Bay
New Zealand
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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Dr Pooja Maddela

Dr Pooja Maddela
B Nat & Yogic Sci, PG Dip Yoga & Nat, Dip Phty, E-RYT 500, RPYT

Pooja is an exceedingly skilled master yoga teacher/mentor, yoga therapist, yoga teacher trainer and clinician. She runs a busy clinical practice with an emphasis on Yoga therapy, Ayurveda and Eastern naturopathy. She worked for many years as assistant head of faculty and senior tutor at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies.

Her teaching and clinical skills are legendary – she has received several awards including:

‘Tutor of the year 2010 NZ’ (NZAPEP) for Excellence in teaching and facilitating Yoga Philosophy, Practice and Therapy in tertiary education
‘Yogini Award’ for Excellence in Teaching and Practicing Yoga
Pooja is well known for her unique quality of applying philosophy into practice. Her expertise in sculpting the mind and the body through the traditional practice of Natural therapies has transformed numerous students in their personal journey and academic and professional development. Pooja has also initiated and been actively involved with many community health programmes in Yoga with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. Pooja sees her role as promoting the Indian Traditional art of Yoga and Naturopathy to the Western world.

Pooja teaches group classes, workshops and courses as well as running a busy clinical practice specialising in the therapeutic applications of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Naturopathy. She has many years of experience successfully managing a wide range of health disorders such as muscular-skeletal problems, arthritis, obesity, depression, asthma, hypertension and many other chronic health conditions. She also specialises in women’s healthcare including hormonal imbalances and pre- and post-natal management.


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Demonstrates More
Explains More
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Pooja is simply the best!

Everything I know about yoga, I learned from Pooja. She is the best yoga teacher I've ever had and is always in my thoughts when I am on my yoga mat. She taught me to think about the benefits behind each action, to make every movement more meaningful by giving it the power to heal. Everything is always explained and demonstrated clearly and if adjustments are needed, Pooja will use her kind words to guide me through adjusting myself first before making the adjustments for me if necessary.


I love this about her as she respects the sacred physical, mental and emotional space I am in during my yoga practice. Pooja's friendly and mindful teaching style encompasses every aspect of yoga, she is a most experienced teacher and I always feel safe in her classes. Just being in her presence is very uplifting, spiritually. Now that I am a yoga teacher myself, I teach others the way Pooja has taught me and all the wonderful feedback from my students are a testament to her first class teachings. Namaste :)