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About Me

Hi, my name is Anita Madhava. I am a certified Yoga and meditation instructor and the founder of Nirmala Yoga Studio.  I specialize in yoga for trauma and yoga for cancer rehabilitation and recovery.  I have experience teaching varities of yoga classes such as Chair Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and traditional yoga classes.  

I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in training and work as a mental health consultant and a Mindfulness Coach.  I am passionate about teaching and I bring an immense love and a gentle approach to each of my yoga and meditation sessions. My mission is to make my clients feel great on the mat as well as off the mat and help them find the perfect harmony between mind, body, and soul.


  • Advanced certification in yoga and Meditation

  • Certified in Cancer Yoga

  • Certified in Yoga Nidra

  • Certified in Yoga for Trauma

  • Certified in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Mindfulnesss Coaching

  • Bachelor’s in Psychology

  • Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (currently pursuing)


  • Group and Retreat classes at Life with Cancer Center, INOVA

  • Mindfulness Coach at Brain Body Medical Clinic

  • Group classes for women

  • Chair Yoga classes at the Farifax County Library 

  • Virtual Chair Yoga classes in India

  • Corporate Retreat class at AIR

  • One-on-one Therapeutic Yoga

  • Summer Yoga Kid's camp at Chinmaya Mission

  • Mental Health Workshops for underprivileged girls in Kolkata, India

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