Jyoti Shah, RYT

Jyoti Shah, RYT 500

Jyoti is an accomplished yoga teacher with over 15 years of yoga teaching experience. 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 completed her Yoga Alliance recognized RYT 500 and E-RYT 200 training.


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, breath training, breath centered asanas and movement, 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 are in:

  • Yoga for Mood Management

  • Yoga for Pelvic Floor

  • The Essential Low Back Program

  • Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors

  • Restorative Yoga

Jyoti is currently pursuing her Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program under the mentorship of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. She offers a Mindful Movement program in coordination with a Raleigh-area play therapist.


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