Amidst glamorous photograph shoots and holidays, Malaika Arora’s Instagram web page is sprinkled with pictures of her exhibiting off complicated yoga postures. Her favorite is Padmasana.
“Someone asked me when I fell in love with yoga, and I told them that I actually fell down, hurt myself, and then turned to yoga and fell in love with it,” says the actor and tv host, including, “I also think I turned to it during a phase when I needed that bit of calm and direction in my life. Some people turn to meditation, others to writing or singing. Everybody has a different outlet, for me I found that in yoga.”
Investing in yoga was a logical subsequent step, which is how she co-founded Diva Yoga together with Chennai-bred yoga entrepreneur Sarvesh Shashi. The model steps into Chennai subsequent week.
Sarvesh is best generally known as the person behind yoga startup Sarva, whose traders embrace singer-actor Jennifer Lopez and former American baseball participant Alex Rodriguez. “Diva Yoga was a brand that spun off when we were thinking of coming up with premium studios. It is for women,” explains Sarvesh, including, “We met Malaika early last year and by October 2018, the doors of the first Diva Yoga studio were opened in Bandra, Mumbai.”
Mumbai now has 5 studios and the clientèle contains a mixture of celebrities equivalent to Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor amongst others.
Chennai’s first Diva Yoga studio is on bustling Kodambakkam Excessive Highway. “When we announced our fourth location in Mumbai, filmmaker Aishwarya Dhanush got in touch with me and said she would love to get involved with the brand and bring a space like this to Chennai. She has joined us to lead the team in its growth in the South,” says Sarvesh.
The two,500 sq. toes studio right here is the largest of the Diva Yoga studios. The studio is break up into totally different areas: Consider (reception), Aspire (counselling room), Transcend (meditation), Uncover (exercise area) and Glow (restroom). It can supply round 25 several types of yoga together with danda yoga, brick yoga, basketball yoga, sizzling yoga, Yin Yoga, aqua yoga, energy yoga, vinyasa yoga and wheel yoga in addition to useful health, zumba, pilates.
“The idea of being able to provide a wellness haven for divas, where they can get stronger physically and feel more complete and powerful in their own right was an instant connection for me,” says Aishwarya. Regardless of attempting totally different exercises, she says she has all the time discovered herself drawn to yoga due to the sheer serenity it supplies. Her dad and mom (Rajinikanth and his spouse Latha) nonetheless practise yoga and imagine that it is likely one of the finest genuine health practices for anybody.
Whereas Chennai has different areas providing yoga, she explains that this one follows a 12-step transformation course of which goals to assist ladies dwell a fuller, extra profitable life as they juggle their on a regular basis tasks. The steps are mindfulness, therapeutic, energy, consciousness, delight, stamina, stability, core, flexibility, posture alignment, weight administration and physique firming.
“The word diva is often associated with a woman looking hot. But it actually means goddess. That is why we say discover the goddess within,” says Sarvesh, who provides that he’s fascinated by exploring extra alternatives within the metropolis however will determine enlargement plans primarily based on the response to this launch.
The studio can be open at 6.30 am, with the final class going down at 9 pm. As a pre-launch supply, costs begin at ₹7,500 for 30 classes. For particulars, go surfing to www.divayoga.com for extra particulars.