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Indu Bhardwaj

Owner and Master Teacher, Indubala Bhardwaj, MT, ERYT 500, T500, YACEP

RYT 200/300 Teacher Training Program Director & Lead Trainer


In 1976, Indu dedicated herself to the study, and practice of yoga. Indu was inspired to begin practicing yoga after meeting Swami Satchidananda in 1968. Following a career in classical dance, she became a Licensed Massage Therapist in Toronto after graduation from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1974.


In 1976 began her studies in Sanskrit, Traditional Yoga texts, Yoga Sutras and Brahma Vidya Shastra with her mentor, Pundit Yogi Raj Sharma Shastri for the next 22 years until his final day. In 1986 she was initiated into the Mahanubhava Marg by the late Rajdhar Baba of the Samvatsar Ashram in Maharashtra.


In 1980 she moved to Cincinnati and began teaching yoga privately in homes, ballet studios and Resor Ave Unitarian Church.. In 1998 she co-founded the first yoga studio in the Tri-State Area, Cincinnati Yoga School. Then co-founded It’s Yoga Cincinnati in 2000, Ohio’s first Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School . On October 2016, Indu was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for teaching Yoga for 40 years from the Mayor of Cincinnati, Cincinnati ‘s Sister City of Mysore, India and the Cincinnati Yoga Teachers Association.


Indu teaches classes, private sessions and workshops locally and nationally while specializing in RYT 200 & 300 Yoga Teacher Training for the past 20 years. She is an expert in myofascial anatomy, inspired from her background in movement, massage, along with studies with Doug Keller in “Yoga as Therapy,” Thomas Meyers in “Fascia Alignment” and embodied yoga with Richard Freedman. Being an avid student of intelligent movement, she encourages her students to effortlessly approach posture patterns with ease and deep awareness in order to experience the state of Tristana.


Indu has lived the yoga lifestyle both on and off the mat since 1976 and follows the Bhagavad Gita’s explanation of a yogic lifestyle as “ skillfulness in action.”


RYT Certifications:

  • RYT 500 hrs. Hatha Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation -Integral Yoga

  • RYT 200 Ashtanga Yoga & Rocket Yoga -It’s Yoga San Francisco (Larry Schultz)

  • RYT 300 Swastha Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda -Ganesh Mohan

  • RYT 148 Yoga as Therapy -Doug Keller 7

  • RYT 80 Yin Yoga -Paul Grilley

  • RYT 150 Raja Yoga (Yoga Sutras) -Integral Yoga

  • RYT 75 Cardiac Yoga -Integral Yoga

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