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Beyond Asana: yoga philosophy, subtle body anatomy, and pranayama

A 6 month immersion with Khushi Malhotra

True studentship comes with reflection and experience with all the limbs of Yoga over one’s lifetime. Join us for a journey through the important Sutras of Patanjali and introspect about how they guide yoga practice and life. Study the yogic science of subtle body anatomy and experience the power of breathing practices that move and direct prana - vital life energy.

This immersion is part of the SOMA School Yoga School and Teacher Training Program. This section will also be offered as a stand-alone continuing education course - this application is for those who wish to take only this portion of the program. Limited spaces are available to maintain an intimate learning environment. If you're interested in attending the SOMA School Teacher Training then please go here.


We will meet most virtually on Tuesdays, October 3rd, 2023 - April 20th, 2024.

All classes in 2023 will be from 5:30pm - 8:30pm PST

All classes in 2024 will be from 6:00am - 8:00am PST

Classes will be held over Zoom and access to the recordings will be provided for the duration of the program. No class will be offered during winter and spring breaks:

Winter Break

12/19, 12/26, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23

Spring Break

3/12, 3/19


Rebalancer $879 - pays for your spot and supports others

Sustainer $679 - pays for your spot

Community $479 - A need-based discounted rate. Please select this rate if you cannot afford the regular rate. See our Equity Pricing information to determine whether this rate is for you.


Space is limited and an application process is required to be considered for a spot in the program. You're welcome to apply if you are a serious student of yoga who wants to deepen your practice and understanding of other dimensions of yoga - beyond asana. Please be able to attend the vast majority of classes live.

Priority enrollment for folks who apply by July 25th

Next Steps

Upon acceptance, please submit a $250 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot in the program. This amount will be deducted from the total cost, which must be paid in full by September 15th.

My name is Khushi. It means happiness. And I try to live my namesake every day that I am alive. I was born with a very large birthmark at the bottom of my left foot. According to Vedic Astrology that is indicativeof a person that will travel and explore extensively (it came true!). In a very short time I have had many varied experiences, which have allowed me to go deeper into the teachings of impermanence of all things. With practice (abhyasa) and faith (shraddha), anything is possible.

I live in both India and the U.S. I received my Yoga training at the Himalayan Institute, and also completed advanced Vinyasa Krama teachers training with Srivatsa Ramaswami, the longest standing student (over 40 years) of the great Sri Krishnamacharya. I have taught all over the world, including Germany, Switzerland, India, US, England, Gautemala etc., conducting retreats, trainings and workshops.

I have a dual Masters in Social Work (Trauma and Stress) and in Public Health. When I was in Philadelphia, I provided yoga and meditation to incarcerated individuals, children and families with traumatic stress, those recovering from drug and alcohol abuse, etc. through my organization Finding Freedom Within. Currently I help with a holistic education program in the Garhwal Himalayas, India (, run a mindful eco-tourism business which takes people into the nature and into self (Simply Himalaya) and focus on yoga teacher training.

The Yoga I teach is rooted in the ancient classical hatha tradition. When I teach, I feel the wisdom moving through me in an intuitive way, and I can truly say that it is not me that is teaching, but the lineage of the yogis themselves. I feel blessed that nature has gifted me with the ability to share wisdom. My teaching style is rooted in the classical yoga sutras, sanskrit, hatha yoga, tantra & Ayurveda. My background in Vipassana meditation makes me a unique teacher, combining both the teachings of the Buddha and those of Patanjali. My teaching speciality is a combination of subtle body energetics & alignment, and focus on the higher limbs of Yoga. As a trainer, I mentor teachers to bring classical and traditional understanding in the modern contexts of Yoga by truly becoming practitioners of the art of Yoga.

Dance , music and creativity are a very important part of my life. Tagore’s philosophy of the body being a divine instrument is a truth I feel in every cell. Learning to live in the world and be a spiritual person is truly the art of living. Let us practice it together.

My Mentors, Teachers, Guides: Mother Nature, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Mummy, Papa, Betu, Zevie, Nanni, Nana, The Buddha, Anandamayi Ma, Swami Rama, Goenkaji, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Joseph Campbell, T. Krishnamacharya, Sajana Godar, Anand Dwivedi.

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