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Arundhati Baitmangalkar was drawn to yoga after nearly a decade as a professional Bollywood dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Born and raised in South India, she immigrated to Seattle, WA where she owns Bollyworks dance school and Aham Yoga—one of the few yoga studios in the U.S. owned and operated by an Indian immigrant. In 2020, Arundhati was named one of the top 20 yoga teachers of color to watch by Yogawalla.
She also blogs and hosts the Let’s Talk Yoga podcast in support of her mission to raise the bar on yoga teacher education and fair opportunities for Indian yoga teachers who are often left out in western yoga. Arundhati is dedicated to reformative work in yoga teacher training including the Mindful Yoga Teachers Club, a mentorship community for yoga teachers.
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