Shamita Ray

London
UK
United Kingdom

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Shamita worked as a dancer and choreographer for twenty years, specialising in contemporary dance and bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance). She started practising Iyengar yoga as a means to increase flexibility and complement dance training. A chance wandering into an Ashtanga class one day turned what was, until then, a mere hobby, into a lifelong passion, rivalling her love for dance. She went on to study both in India and in the UK with international teachers, including David Swenson, with whom she completed Ashtanga teacher training, and Lara Baumann, with whom she completed 500 hour teacher training. She most recently completed Advanced Teacher Training with Ana Forrest. 

She currently offers classes, workshops and retreats worldwide in Vinyasa Flow yoga, that combine the precision and alignment of Iyengar, with the breath and dynamism of Ashtanga. She enjoys being creative in her classes, and loves challenging practitioners to discover what their bodies are truly capable of, while maintaining a sense of humour and playfulness. Specialising in teaching both children and adults, she uses her background as a dancer to choreograph imaginative sequences that move seamlessly from one posture to another, in a dance-like flow of breath and movement.

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