PRERNA BHATIA

Prerna became hooked on yoga from the moment she stepped off her mat, feeling calm, spacious and free after her first class. She loves to practice because it allows her to turn inward and develop a strong, steady breath, body, and mind, which ultimately leads to a strong sense of self. "Prerna" means “inspiration” in Hindi—she aspires to live up to her namesake through the teaching of yoga. 

Prerna believes that yoga is a practice for everyone and she makes her classes accessible for anyone who has arrived to a mat.  Prerna loves meaningfully moving the body, but also holding shapes to allow the body and mind to deeply experience the practice. Her classes are lighthearted and open, allowing the students to personalize their practice and honor their individual needs. Prerna is deeply grateful for her teachers who guide, challenge, and support her. She vows to always remain a student and continue to learn from her teachers, her students, and ultimately the teacher that lies within. 

Prerna is a New York City based yoga instructor. She received her 200-Hour teacher training certificate in Vinyasa Yoga from Yoga Vida NYC. She received an additional 50 hours in Meditation, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra with Dana Slamp and 25 hours in Restorative Yoga with Abby Paloma through Yoga Vida's 300-Hour program. She also completed a mentorship with Kat Fowler through an advanced 100-Hour training at Pure Yoga. She has studied Hatha Yoga and Meditation at Wagner College and The Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India. She has also completed Kirtan Training at The Bhakti Center NYC. In addition to teaching group and private lessons, Prerna is also an adjunct professor of 'Yoga Practice and Meditation' at Wagner College and teaches yoga and meditation in offices throughout NYC.

Prerna also loves working with moms to be! She is certified to teach prenatal yoga after completing 85 hours of training through Anandamama's intensive program at ISHTA yoga. Please contact Prerna for information on her prenatal yoga classes and prenatal private sessions.