Chitra Stern

Integral Yoga® Staff

  • E-RYT 500

Melbourne, Australia




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Chitra – is certified to teach Integral Yoga at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels and also to teach pre- and post-natal Yoga and Yoga for Stress Management. She has been teaching Yoga since 1989 in Australia and the USA, across a wide range of settings, including group and individual classes for both adults and children, and Yoga retreats, Yoga for pregnancy and birthing, corporate groups and Yoga teacher training programs. Chitra has been a primary teacher trainer for Integral Yoga Basic Teacher Training since 2000, teaching on programs in Australia and the USA. Chitra has also run in-house training sessions for Integral Yoga teachers in Australia and India, staffed Integral Yoga Hatha Intermediate Teacher Training and was a primary teacher trainer for the Diploma of Health—Yoga offered by the Centre for Adult Education in Melbourne.

Chitra’s main focus in her teaching is to encourage students to find the practice that truly supports them, and to offer the space in which participants can go deep within, allowing the body and breath to be the pathway to experiencing deep inner wisdom and joy.

Yoga Philosophy - What’s it all about?

In the west, we all know the physical branch of Yoga–Hatha Yoga—but Yoga is so much more than that. It offers a full spectrum of practices for body, mind (including emotions) and spirit. Join our Yoga teacher Chitra Stern for this exploration of Yoga philosophy and practice, learning and practicing tools to support every aspect of life.

Living Yoga: A Year Long Commitment to our Selves through Yoga Practice

The program is designed for those who really want to commit to Yoga as a way of life and would find it helpful to have a formal structure and a like-minded group to support our living the teachings of Yoga. This program is an opportunity to develop a home Yoga practice or extend and build on your current practice and is suitable to both new and experienced students.

Yoga For Joy and Freedom

Chitra offers a beautiful flowing class sharing her years of experience and knowledge gained traveling regularly overseas to study Yoga and go on retreat.

Popular Lecture Topics

  • Integral Yoga® 200-hour Hatha I Teacher Training
    How to Integrate Yoga practices and Philosophy into Daily Life
    The “Other” Branches of Yoga: Karma, Raja, Bhakti, Jnana
    Hatha Yoga for Relaxation
    Yoga Philosophy: What’s it All About?
    Living Your Yoga
    Looking After Our Bodies with Yoga
    Yogic Diet: Principles and Practices
    Relax, Recharge & Rejuvenate