Chirayu Thakkar, BNYS
Chirayu was born and raised in India. He completed his Medical Degree in Holistic
Medicine and Yoga Science from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
(RGUHS), Bangalore, India. RGUHS provides one-of-a-kind, rigorous 5 years Medical
program(equivalent to 5 ½ in US) that encompasses basic and modern medical subjects
from Anatomy to Gynecology, from Community Medicine to Modern Diagnosis; plus an
arena of Alternative Practices including but not limited to Naturopathic Medicine, Yoga
Therapy, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Therapeutic Massage, Hydrotherapy, Fasting Therapy,
Physical Therapy. He graduated in 2006.
Not long before he started his Clinical Practice in his hometown, he got picked by a
MNC to work in Corporate Health in Tripoli, Libya. His focus was stress management
and RTIs. His next assignment in 2008 brought him to Cairo, Egypt where he was
appointed In-charge of physical and mental training of National Military Target Shooting
Team. His focus here was sports injuries, sports enhancement techniques and mind
management. After over a year with the Defense Ministry of Egypt, he shifted to private
practice in Cairo with emphasis on Therapeutics of Yoga, Acupuncture and Lifestyle
Management. His students/patients ranged from adolescents to the very elderly (the
oldest being 87 years). His maximum time was spent imparting health knowledge to
patients/students 60 years and over (reference on video and in text available). The key
issues he dealt with were Lifestyle diseases - aches and pains, back issues, arthritis,
obesity, asthma, hypertension, depression, plus post-op rehabilitation and the likes.
On a more general level his old school style yoga classes were very popular with younger
This very pattern of his work often made him travel to Tunisia, Istanbul and India.
He has now settled in Los Angeles, CA and is pursuing his personal and professional
goals. Apart from developing his private practice, currently he is associated with a
Physical Therapy Clinic in Beverly Hills, CA.
Chirayu’s approach is very old school, very basic yet refined to fit today’s time. He
keeps in-depth knowledge of body-mind-spirit complex and emphasizes on seeing the
person as a ‘whole’ being. He incorporates various aspects of Yoga Therapy to custom
make sessions for individuals and groups. Breath work and Meditation are an integral
part of his practice. His sessions are modified to suit all levels of practitioners from pure
beginners to advanced.
General Benefits of All Types of Yoga
Specific postures will offer very specific benefits, but in general an ongoing practice of
any type of yoga can improve your experience in many ways...
Better organ performance, oxygenation of tissues, strengthening of muscles, alignment of
skeletal structure, strengthening of immune system, stretching of muscles and fascia
Clarity of thinking, witnessing of thoughts in order to respond vs. react, efficiency in
problem solving, balance in left (local thinking) and right (global thinking) hemispheres
of the brain(mind)
Ability to be more patient with self and others, easier recognition and acceptance of
feelings, less intensity of emotions and tendency to ‘buy-in’ to them, feeling at ease/at
peace with yourself and the world around you, feeling that all is well and obstacles are
not insurmountable, increase in confidence and self-esteem
Feeling centered, ability to shift into the perspective of being one with all, developing
extra-sensory awareness, trusting that you are more than your physical being
(appearance, accomplishments, things, social status, etc.)
Chirayu T is currently not instructing any classes.