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Assistant Professor, Spiritual Studies, Amritapuri

Qualification: MBA
Research Interest: Human Wellness, Meditation, Practical Vedanta, Pursuing Research on the Unique Tools and Effects of AMRITA YOGA and IAM Technique, Services Marketing, Yoga


Shobhana currently serves as Director – Amrita Yoga and Assistant Professor in Amrita Darshanam (International Centre for Spiritual Studies) in Amritapuri campus. She held managerial position for almost 3 years with American Express Travel Related Services (TRS), Chennai, India. She practiced yoga since early childhood and is traditionally trained in asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, kriya, bandha, meditation, and other yogic techniques. Under Amma’s guidance, Shobhana officially started teaching Amrita Yoga® in 2004. She has taught more than 2,000 workshops, classes and retreats internationally.

On January 2016 Shobhana was invited to join the Expert Committee 12 member committee for “Yoga Education in Universities” appointed by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India (MHRD) to establish Departments of Yoga in Central Universities in India. RYT, YAI (Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance International). She is also a member representative of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham at Indian Yoga Association. She travels extensively in India and Europe sharing the wisdom of Vedic philosophy and Yoga.


  • 1998: Masters’ in Business Administration
    Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IOWA, USA
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