Rajashree Choudhury was born in Calcutta, India in 1965. At a very young age she began yoga with the support of her parents. She went on to win the All-India Yoga Championship five years in a row (1979 – 1983).
Rajashree earned a degree in Hatha Yoga Therapy from Mahila Yoga Byam Kendra, Ghosh’s College of Physical Education and Yoga Training Institute.
Over 40 years of experience and focus on yoga and its effect on the physical body and emotional body and how yoga creates balance within; Rajashree is a master in her own right.
An understanding of how yoga impacts the body, effects disease and creates harmony within the body, mind and soul give Rajashree a unique background and enriched way of teaching.
Among her many accomplishments and contributions, Rajashree is the co-founder and Vice President of Bikram Yoga College of India. She developed the highly acclaimed series – Rajashree’s Pregnancy Yoga. Rajashree founded the Labanya Foundation, a world wide women’s welfare charity organization; it’s mission to help women all over the world. She has started the Karma Is Action project which is a yoga based fundraising organization devoted to alleviating the suffering of children with life-threatening illnesses and cleaning up environmental disasters that lead to illness and disease.
In 2003 Rajashree founded the International Yoga Sports Federation. Rajashree is President of the IYSF, with the sole mission of promoting, unifying, and increasing interest in Yoga Asana globally. Yoga as a sport is growing fast throughout the world, and the International Yoga Asana Competition has been very much supported and powered by Rajashree’s vision of bringing Yoga to the Olympics. Rajashree’s personal experience practicing yoga as a child motivates her to share yoga with the younger generations so that yoga can be used to promote a healthier life for the growing population.