Jyoti Shah, RYT

Jyoti Shah, RYT 500

Jyoti is an accomplished and a professional yoga teacher with over 15 years of yoga teaching experience. She is a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher under the mentorship and guidance of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. 


She was born and raised in a yogic Indian household and has been practicing yoga, both on and off the mat, for over 30 years. She received her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting in India and moved to Raleigh, NC where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

Jyoti is the founder of YogaSheila in Northwest Cary and has been teaching yoga since 2004. She is a professional yoga teacher trained and certified by the Himalayan Institute, and she has completed her Yoga Alliance recognized RYT 500 hour and E-RYT 200 hour teacher trainings.


Jyoti’s style of yoga teaching is a combination of Kripalu and the living tradition of the Himalayan Institute. Her teaching encompasses the classical asanas, pranayama-breath awareness and breath training, asanas and mindful movements, systematic relaxation to access a state of deep inner awareness as preparation for meditative practice, and mindfulness meditation.

She continues her professional development by attending advance trainings and workshops with the masters and therapists of yoga around the country. Her specialized trainings and certifications are in:

  • Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

  • Yoga for Mood Management

  • Yoga for Pelvic Floor

  • The Essential Low Back Program

  • Yoga for Neck and Upper-Back

  • Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Yoga for Athletes