about yashna


Yashna Maya Padamsee first learned yoga through her grandparents as a child and has been teaching yoga since 2002 all across the US. She currently works as Program Manager with generative somatics after working for 7 years with the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

contact: yashnamaya at gmail dot com

In the works: Online Yoga Sessions and more!

Feb 2020: taught Yoga at the Healing Space for the Dignity, Unity, Power domestic worker assembly.

2020: In 4th year of Teacher Training with generative somatics.

2018: Featured on Queer Crescent #MashallahMondays Interview Series.

2017: Interviewed by the yogajournal.com on Social Justice & Yoga When Yoga Lights The Way 

2015: Love with Power: Practicing Transformation for Social Justice Report back on the 100 Women 100 Miles Pilgrimage for the Immigrant Rights campaign of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Featured in the report for leading the wellness spaces, somatics practices and the logistics work team.  

2012: Worked with Third Root Community Health Center, taught a People of Color yoga workshop called Return, and consulted on social justice based yoga curriculum development.

2012: Moderated an online discussion on Community Care through Organizing Upgrade.

2011: Published Communities of Care, Organizations for Liberation on Organizing Upgrade.

2010: Co-organized and led a two-day Queer & Trans People of Color Yoga Retreat in Chicago, Il in collaboration with akabaka productions (Queer Muslim Group)

2009: yoga maya videos – short tutorials for a home practice

2002: Sivananda Yoga Ashram Teacher Training; Yoga Siromani Certificate