Kalavathi is a professionally trained Senior teacher from the Gitananda Yoga Paramparai. In 1999 Kalavathi took the 6 months intensive residential Yoga Teacher Training course at Swami Gitandanda’s ashram, ICYER, in Pondicherry, South India. A huge immersion and absorption into yoga by living it and learning it in the traditional way, the way of the Gurukula. in the womb of the Guru. On completion of her training she was given the name Kalavathi Devi and the title Yogacharini, one who is qualified to teach yoga. Kalavathi has lived and taught yoga classes in cardiff and South Wales since her return.

With regular trips back to the ashram, Kalavathi is dedicated to deepen her knowledge and further her training. During her trip in 2010 Kalavathi was awarded the prestigious title ‘Yoga Chemmal’ for her service to Yoga.

Kalavathi teaches a variety of classes: General yoga classes, pregnancy yoga, kids yoga, baby yoga, corporate yoga, one to one private sessions, yoga therapy, mantra, philosophy and more. Kalavathi teaches a yearly Yoga foundation course and currently offers Yoga teacher training, both are run in conjunction with Swami Gitananda’s ashram in India. Much of the work Kalavathi does is community based where she works with people with breathing and health problems and teaches them how to breathe to improve their health and well-being.

Kalavathi has run numerous Yoga retreats and holidays both in the UK and Internationally and she has taught and given demonstrations at the 2005 and 2006 &2008 ‘Yoga Show’ at Olympia in London. Kalavathi is the director of both Yoga Wales and the Gitananda Yoga Society for the UK, and is currently the main contact in the UK for Gitananda Yoga.

Kalavathi’s latest Yogic project is the new studio in Roath. This space she has created from her love of Yoga and her love for its traditional background. It is a light and airy space dedicated to Yoga. With her artwork on the wall in the form of a mandala and the use of the amazing acoustics of the room for chanting, she has brought together some of her life’s loves with her yoga. All of these can be experienced at the Om Studio..



Jeremy first came across Kalavathi’s Yoga classes in 2002. He soon enrolled on her Yoga Foundation Course and proceeded to stay on the course to complete it five times … so far! With five trips to Swami Gitananda’s ashram in India under his belt and a Yoga Teaching Certificate awarded to him on one of them, Jeremy is Kalavathi’s most dedicated student.

A graphic designer by trade, Jeremy combines this with his love of Yoga, poetry and art, and has managed to roll all of his passions into how he lives his life. Look out for his poetry books and quirky little badges, he is quietly taking the world by storm. You’ll find them on his website

Jeremy teaches a few classes in South Wales and has an incredible sense of duty to his students. Much loved by all, not only for his knowledge, compassion and stability, but for his huge sense of humor that installs lots of fun into his teaching. Make sure you get to one of Jeremy’s classes, you’re sure to love him as much as we do!