Namrata Purohit trains Bollywood actresses like Jacqueline Fernandez, Malaika Arora Khan and Shraddha Kapoor. She is the co-founder of the Pilates and Altitude Training Studio in Mumbai and also the youngest stott pilates trainer (at the age of 16) in the world. It specializes in altitude training with her – it’s conducted in a room that uses hypoxic machines to filter out oxygen, making your body work harder and burn more calories.
Deepika Mehta with her yogic posture beside a tree even when she was 24 weeks pregnant impressed everyone. Mumbai-based Deepika Mehta is one of the best Ashtanga Yoga teachers in India. She is a certified instructor with Vivekananda Yoga Kendra and Sivananda Yoga. Deepika has consulted several Bollywood stars including Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Priyanka Chopra.
She started practising yoga after she met with a fatal accident while rock climbing. Her doctor told her that she will never be able to walk on her own. But Deepika didn’t give up and she thus began her research for an alternative approach to heal herself. And this is when she was introduced to yoga. She began her training at Kerala’s Sivananda Yoga Kendra. And the rest is history. She has also trained herself under Lino Miele, Rolf Naujokat, and Richard Freeman.
Mumbai-based celebrity aerial yoga expert Anushka Parwani’s Bollywood clientele includes some of the popular Bollywood names – Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Tusshar Kapoor, among others. Anushka was Kareena’s personal yoga instructor and has travelled with the actress during many of her films shoots including ‘Golmaal 3’ and ‘We Are Family’. She is Jacqueline’s yoga instructor for the last three years.
Pooja Makhija is Mumbai’s most sought-after celebrity nutritionist and has helped shaped bodies of celebrities physically diverse as Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Sushmita Sen and Sonam Kapoor. Vidya approached Makhija to look fit without losing her curves for her film ‘The Dirty Picture’.
First woman yogi to represent India worldwide, Sunaina Rekhi stretched her legs and held her leg with her hand in Bandra West. She wore comfortable black and white striped tracksuit as she exercised close to nature.