An Author, 500-hr Certified Manasa Yoga Teacher, TV Host and Speaker, Shailaja grew up in Coimbatore, India but is now based in Malaysia. She has over twenty years of teaching experience, and is the Founder of “Mat & Beyond Yoga Studio”. She is the host of “Yoga Shakti” a TV Series on Anand TV, based in the UK with audiences in Europe and North America. She also conducts online “Asana” and “Pranayama & Dhyana” classes for students UK and USA. She has been invited to speak at several educational institutions and organizations both in Malaysia and India. Shailaja is very active on social media and since the lockdown in March 2020, she regularly hosts podcasts, “Shailaja Menon in Conversation” series on Facebook with leading personalities in India and abroad in the fields of Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedanta and the Indian Classical Arts. A passionate advocate of mental wellness, she believes in a holistic approach and raises consciousness of her students through yoga workshops, regular talks on diet and nutrition, and fosters groups that include healthy eating and hiking.