Pooja Virani


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Pooja Virani (she/her) is a Pain-Free Movement Specialist and Social Justice Consultant on a mission to spread joy, foster equality, and help people reach their highest potential. She is the creator of Rehabilitative Yoga and Pain-Free Hips & Knees! 

Pooja specializes in Rehabilitative Yoga, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Yoga, and Social Justice Education for Yoga/Movement Teachers, Community Leaders, and Businesses. She teaches people how to overcome chronic pain and tension, become more resilient to injury, and find freedom within their bodies through a combination of yoga, myofascial movement, and functional fitness. She also works to make community, professional, and movement spaces more diverse, equitable, and accessible. 

A lifelong learner and leader, Pooja has lived in ten countries, worked as a Nonprofit Management Consultant and International Development Specialist, taught in rural and urban low-income schools, volunteered for the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps, hosted a community radio show, farmed, organized a 3,000-attendee conference, and run an Experiential Education company. She holds two Bachelor degrees from American University and a dual MBA and Masters in International Development from Brandeis University. She is certified in Yoga & Meditation, Kids’ Yoga, and Acroyoga and has trained with the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Partner Acrobatics, Kidding Around Yoga, Yoga International, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. She has practiced yoga for over 15 years and has taught it all over the world, most recently in Bali, Indonesia.

Pooja believes in "yoga for everyone" and aims to make yoga accessible and inclusive to all people – regardless of your race, age, gender, sexuality, previous experience, or ability. She aims to empower you to shine as your strongest, most inspired self, and discover your own path to inner and outer freedom. You can find out more information about Pooja at https://www.poojavirani.com and Instagram @poojaviraniyoga