Smita Thakrar

Senior Teacher

I have been teaching yoga for 19 years and have been practising yoga for over 24 years. My initial training was in India at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerela in 2001, and since then I attended further training and workshops in the UK and the US regularly. I have studied yoga for Therapy with Doug Keller and structural integration and anatomy with Gary Carter, learning about fascial connections and how we can allow gravity to connect and let our bodies create freedom in movement. I have been studying with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (Sitaram Partnership), Francoise Freedman (Birthlight) and I am Birthlight trained teacher for Pregnancy Yoga, AquaNatal Yoga and Baby Yoga. I have taken Restorative Yoga trainings with Judith Lancaster and Yoga Nidra trainings with Rod Stryker as well as Uma-Dinsmore-Tuli. My recent trainings are all immersing into subtle body training with Tias Little, The Himalayan Institute and Rod Stryker. I believe that to go deeper into yoga we need to get quieter and work more in subtle dimensions.
Smita Thakrar


Smita is passionate and knowledgable


My husband and I have been attending yoga classes with Smita for a number of years. She conveys her deep knowledge through her calming and peaceful presence. I always feel encouraged with soft, gentle adjustments. If there is an injury Smita is very good at finding an alternative position to support and strengthen. It's totally due to your classes that i have kept up with my yoga practice!