Arundhati Baitmangalkar has always been passionate about fitness and living life to its fullest. She started her career as a dance and fitness trainer in Bangalore, India with the Shiamak Group, India’s foremost Bollywood dance academy. And soon made the transition to teaching & studying yoga full time. Arundhati is now an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 certified teacher from Aananda Yoga Indea in Mysore, India under Yogacharya Bharath Shetty, a renowned disciple of B.K.S Iyengar. This school has recently been named as one of the top fifteen schools in the world to graduate from. Arundhati has completed an additional 200 hours teacher training Richard Schachtel , senior Iyengar yoga teacher in Seattle as well a 200 hours TTC from RYS Atmayaan Wellness in Bangalore, India. Following which she trained with Yogacharya H.S.Arun from Prashanth Yogashraya, a senior Iyenagar teacher and well known disciple of Guruji B.K.S Iyengar. She is due to study with Geeta Iyengar in Pune, later this year.
Arundhati fondly known as "Aru" to her students is an eternal student of yoga. She teaches Hatha & Vinyasa styles of classical yoga and is training to teach in the Iyengar method. Her classes are focussed on aligment, breathing & building systematic awareness. Her teaching style is simple, direct and effective. She aims to empower all her students with the power & knowledge of yoga. Aru is also a yoga author, presenter, bollywood dance teacher & performer . Having moved to the US recently, she is also fluent in Hindi, Kannada, English, Marathi & can read and write Sanskrit. She runs her yoga studio "Aham yoga" & her Bollywood studio "BollyWorks" in Seattle, WA.