Entrepreneur of the Month - Maud Chuffart, Yoga House
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The idea behind The Yoga House (started in April 2011) was to provide traditional yogic knowledge and classes to yoga lovers and fitness freaks while the café was created to support healthy living and make healthy meals accessible to the busy, time constrained city dweller.
Traditionally, yoga seeks to provide a sense of equilibrium to the mind and spirit of the practitioner. However, in order to achieve that, it is of utmost importance that one focuses on the body as well. It is after all, where one’s soul resides. Contrary to popular belief where one spends time in gyms and eats high protein diets, our intention remains to provide our clients with balanced meals and gentle, yet challenging yoga classes. All meals at The Yoga House are either macrobiotic or sattvic (in line with ayurvedic principles) in nature. We serve fresh, organic (predominantly) vegetarian meals attempting to provide a balance between alkaline and acidic foods. We strongly believe that healthy food can be tasty too and strive to provide that through our endless list of fresh juices, salads and grain-oriented meals.
Our shop carries organic produce such as honey, jaggery and spices which are sourced from farms in Madhaya Pradesh under our brand Yoganics that supplies organic produce for our café and on a delivery basis to our regular customers as well. We also have a yoga related bookstore and library, jewelry, ayurvedic medicines and much more.
You can catch classes throughout the day (except lunch hours) with knowledgeable and committed teachers conducting Hatha, astanga, iyengar and vinyasa classes. Some classes are more physically challenging than others but all classes are infused with breathing techniques and relaxation. We also provide a weekly meditation class for the ones who only want to focus on stilling the mind and de-stressing.