Harsha Chauhan

Yoga Facilitator

As a mother of 2 young children with a background in Public Health Education (MPH, LSHTM), I’m passionate about cultivating children’s emotional stability, intellectual and creative talents, and physical development (coordination, balance and strength) in a non-competitive and creative environment.

I was born and raised in the UK and moved to Hong Kong in 2005 with my family. We relocated once again in 2012 and now call Malaysia our home.After years of pain from tight muscles, bad posture, incorrect diagnosis, followed by 15 years of various therapies – I found relief in Yoga. It not only transformed my body but also the way I think about life.

I am now an internationally certified Yoga Teacher (MAYI) and Super Yoga Kids Teacher (MAYI). I decided to teach my two children yoga, as they had the same muscle tightness and realised many kids today suffer the same issues from sitting too long hunched over their desks.

Using physical aspects of yoga (asanas) in a creative way (stories or themes), focussing on breathing techniques and meditation to help children calm their minds, Yoga enhances their ability to concentrate and look inward to solve problems. I enjoy combining yoga with cultural or moral story-telling, so that children can learn some history, folklore, and the basic moral and human values - non-violence, respect, love and harmony towards every living being. I intertwine playful games and songs within my lessons, with the aim of encouraging teamwork and participation - key skills in the future world of work.

To complement my yoga training, I trained as an MISP (Massage in Schools Programme) instructor, to teach children 4 -12 years, peer to peer clothed massage. MISP is global programme which encourages children to develop empathy for one and other, while reducing stress levels and increasing concentration and confidence at school. It also reduces bullying and aggressive behaviour.

Additionally, I am trained in the Paws b Curriculum (Mindfulness in Schools Programme (MiSP) UK) to teach children 6-11 years the principles of mindfulness in a classroom, which can have a positive effect on behaviour and cognition – especially in the ability to organise and instigate work.

I am also in the process of completing “Yoga for the Special Child” ® training, a programme designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs using Yoga techniques. This programme is gentle and safe for all children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADHD and other developmental disabilities.

I look forward to working with your children and sharing the wonders of yoga, mindfulness and massage with them in a fun way.

Harsha’s Ecosystem: An Intensely Compassionate Yogi

Cultivating young ecosystems to grow and develop sustainably, while flourishing in creativity.