Yogacharini Kalavathi Devi is a professionally trained Senior Yoga Teacher from Swami Gitandanda’s ashram, ICYER, in Pondicherry, South India. In 1999, Kalavathi took the 6 months intensive residential teacher training course and has lived and taught in South Wales since.
Kalavathi is the owner of Om Studio, a purpose built yoga studio in Roath in Cardiff. Here she teaches a variety of classes: General yoga classes, pregnancy yoga, kids yoga, baby yoga, corporate yoga, one to one private sessions, yoga therapy, mantra, philosophy and more. Kalavathi teaches a yearly Yoga foundation course and has a 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training programme, both are run in conjunction with Swami Gitananda’s ashram in India. Much of the work Kalavathi does is community based where she works with people with breathing and health problems and teaches them how to breathe to improve their health and well-being.
Kalavathi has run numerous Yoga retreats and holidays both in the UK and Internationally and she has taught and given demonstrations at the 2005 and 2006 &2008 ‘Yoga Show’ at Olympia in London. Kalavathi is the director of both Yoga Wales and the Gitananda Yoga Society for the UK. With regular trips back to the ashram, Kalavathi is dedicated to deepen her knowledge and further her training. During her trip in 2010 Kalavathi was awarded the prestigious title ‘Yoga Chemmal’ for her service to Yoga.