Shyama Sasidharan is a professional Indian Classical Dancer, Yoga Teacher and MC. She holds a Master’s degree in Performing Arts and is also a Yoga Teacher, accredited by the Council for Yoga Accreditation International.
Shyama has been a Yoga and movement enthusiast since her childhood, but little did she know that she was imbibing the principles of Ashtanga yoga from her parents through their lifestyle. Well trained in the aspects of Ashtanga Yoga, she is proficient in more than sixty Yoga asanas and various meditation techniques. She was initiated to meditation during her school days, from Sri Chaitanya – a public charitable trust founded by M. Vishwanathan, who became her first mentor. To further develop her knowledge and understanding of yoga, she joined the S-VYASA University, Bangalore, and obtained her Accredited Institution Yoga Teacher certification. She has also learnt the basics of Kalaripayattu (an ancient martial art form). She combines her skill of Indian Classical dance and knowledge of Kalaripayattu to create her own specialized sessions. As an accredited Yoga Teacher, not only does she teach specific yoga regimens in a safe manner, she also customizes yoga exercises according to the needs of the individual. In addition, she has also worked with those with special needs.
Previously, she has trained multiple corporate clients and groomed participants of the first ever reality show on Malayalam television – Super Star (on Amrita TV), which she went on to host herself. Shyama is also an experienced Master of Ceremonies and has hosted numerous live events around the world, including celebrity studded Film Awards, High Profile Government and Corporate Events.
Shyama is currently based in Australia, and is in an attempt to propagate Indian art and values through her new venture Prakalpa Samskruti.