OJAS YOGA was founded in 2011 and offers private yoga classes and teacher trainings with Varsha. The founder and principal teacher is Yogacharayani Varsha Bakshani. Varsha has studied at numerous schools including Kaivalyadhama Institute, Yoga Institute Santa Cruz, Ashtanga Yoga New York, Sharmila's Yoga Zone, Integral Yoga, Bikram Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. Varsha formed a unique blend of the following lineages of yoga: ashtanga and hatha. Her focus is to create an experience of HEALING and DEEP RELAXATION. Varsha received her first yoga certification through Yogacharya Srinivas who is a yoga therapist specializing in medical use of yoga in Hyderabad in 2008. She also obtained a Yoga Anatomy certification through Zenyasa under Jason Brown. She completed her 300 hour certification in Restorative and Adaptive yoga under the guidance of Judith Spagnola (Hamsa) of Integral Yoga and the Satchidananda lineage. In 2015, Varsha completed a Yoga as Medicine Training with Timothy McCall.
She practices yoga as her enlightenment path as well as yoga asanas as a dynamic sequence of body, mind and energy transformation and has taught at Ojas yoga, Whole Foods, Fitness Factory, World Gym, Cliffside Park Library, Sadhu Vaswani Center, Cliffside Park High School and various other gyms and private settings.
Ojas Yoga was featured in the Bergen Record as one of the top 7 North Jersey Yoga Schools. She also was interviewed on News 1 NY/NJ for her ability to offer Therapeutic Yoga for helping Medical Conditions. In addition to public classes, she also regularly conducts yoga teacher trainings on both the 200 and 500 hour levels.