Chitra Sukhu

Some people live their Life for a Cause. And Chitra Sukhu is one such Lady. She has committed her Life in diligent Service (Seva) to enhance the Lives of so many Others. Her Cause is, “To Enrich, Empower, and Enlighten (E3) through Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedanta, and Meditation.” Her Purpose (Dharma) is, “To raise the Consciousness of the World, so that All may live Happier, Healthier Lives together as a Whole.”

Chitra was born in Guyana to a Family of Indian ancestry. Although raised mostly in the United States, She also grew up in the many Sivananda Ashrams scattered around the world. Chitra’s parents, Yogi Hari and Leela Mata, joined theSivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization when She was three years old. And since the tender age of three, Chitra has practiced Yoga and Meditation daily. Such immersion in this Classical Culture, Discipline, and Celebration of Life has given Her a rather rare orientation for someone in the Western World. Reflecting Inner Wisdom She says, “Even though I come from the Sivananda lineage and respect all Teachers, I don’t claim any Guru. My Guru has been Life – and through Life I have learned My greatest Lessons.”

During her University years, while continuing Her “Foundational Practice” of Yoga and Meditation, Chitra also developed an interest in “the pleasures of the material world”, and pursued a career in Modeling and Acting. And while garnering success in this area, She did not attain Fulfillment. Later on, following the 9/11 attacks, Chitra experienced a powerful Spiritual Calling. She recognized the need to provide answers to the multitude of (often disregarded) questions inside a Child’s mind – questions about Terrorism, Killing, Death, Suffering, and the many other complexities of Life. People everywhere were fearful and confused, and these young minds were hardly ever given straightforward answers. She soon realized that many more and more people find it difficult to face stressful and demanding situations, and this inability to cope could be attributed to a failure to recognize One’s Inner Self. Being Herself a Mother, Chitra has always encouraged her Children to meditate and find an Inner Peace, a state of Mind, which helps them find the answers themselves.

Chitra is an experienced Yoga teacher, registered with The Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level. She has a Diploma in Ayurvedic Sciences from Kerala Ayurveda. She is also an accomplished Indian classical dancer in the ancient style of Bharata Natyam.

Chitra’s Mother, Leela Mata, travels the world teaching Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta Philosophy, and Meditation. Leela has a Spiritual Center (Leela Mata Peaceful Valley Ashram) in Pennsylvania. Her Father, Yogi Hari, a Master of Hatha, Raja, and Nada Yoga, is well known and respected around the world, has an Ashram in Florida, and has published over 20 CDs and 3 books. Chitra now continues the distinguished legacy of her Parents’ LifeWork. She teaches and leads many Retreats around the world for adults and children. She has “birthed” the organization, New Age Kids Inc. — a sincere effort to generate well-balanced individuals with a Sense of Self, from an early age. She has eleven Guided-Meditation CD’s,  five mantra CD’s for manifesting and one CD where she sings Vedic slokas. Some of her CDs have become part of the Curriculum at schools. They have proven to reduce stress and confusion for Children, propagating healthy lifestyle, creativity, happiness and success. She has authored an acclaimed Children’s book, “Elven Rhyme – Journey through Time”. Chitra is now a published Playwright with Her play “To My Amazement”, garnering praise from recent performances in Canada. Chitra was the first to create the Youth Yoga Teachers Training Course (YYTTC) for Youth ages 16-21, Herein, young people can come together to learn more about Higher Consciousness and the Journey of the Self, while becoming Certified Yoga Teachers.

Chitra is currently working on a book, Yoga Nidra | Awak{end} Sleep™  and various online courses to help others live a richer and more fulfilling life. When She is not traveling, She resides in Atlanta. 

Her Cause

To Enrich, Empower, and Enlighten (E3) through Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedanta, and Meditation

Her Purpose (Dharma)

To raise the Consciousness of the World, so that All may live Happier, Healthier Lives together as a Whole

“Even though I come from the Sivananda lineage and respect all Teachers,
I don't claim any Guru. My Guru has been Life – and through Life
I have learned My greatest Lessons."
- Chitra Sukhu

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What People are Saying

  • Susan Swan
    I just completed Yoga Nidra / Awak{end} Sleep training with Chitra. I have come home bursting with ideas and full of confidence about how I can put this vital knowledge out there. Chitra's understanding is vast and she has explained things to me that now make total sense after years of searching.
    Susan Swan

    I just completed Yoga Nidra / Awak{end} Sleep training with Chitra. I have come home bursting with ideas and full of confidence about how I can put this vital knowledge out there. Chitra's understanding is vast and she has explained things to me that now make total sense after years of searching.

  • Liana Davletberdina
    I had an honour to have a yoga nidra course with Chitra last year. There are no words to express how happy I am with the course: her divine voice, wise and inspiring teaching, the charming and awakening smile, the special energy...
    Liana Davletberdina

    I had an honour to have a yoga nidra course with Chitra last year. There are no words to express how happy I am with the course: her divine voice, wise and inspiring teaching, the charming and awakening smile, the special energy...

  • Irene Ibba
    I've just attended Yoga Nidra training in Brussels with Chitra Sukhu. She is one of the best teachers I've met so far in my yogic path. Her teaching is so inspiring and fluid. She taught us to teach from our heart, that's what she does.
    Irene Ibba

    I've just attended Yoga Nidra training in Brussels with Chitra Sukhu. She is one of the best teachers I've met so far in my yogic path. Her teaching is so inspiring and fluid. She taught us to teach from our heart, that's what she does.

  • Cathy Gardner Hoffman
    The Yoga Nidra teaching course was wonderful. Chitra shares her vast knowledge in a clear and easy manner. I grew as a person on all levels. What a gift to the world!
    Cathy Gardner Hoffman

    The Yoga Nidra teaching course was wonderful. Chitra shares her vast knowledge in a clear and easy manner. I grew as a person on all levels. What a gift to the world!

  • Shruti Amin
    I played her CDs for both my children, and they became part of our nightly routine. My kids absolutely loved the music and soft calming nature of her voice. They would ask for the CDs themselves. Over the years, I've been inspired by her in so many ways. She's a fantastic teacher of yoga and meditation who will go on to inspire many others on her epic spiritual journey.
    Shruti Amin

    I played her CDs for both my children, and they became part of our nightly routine. My kids absolutely loved the music and soft calming nature of her voice. They would ask for the CDs themselves. Over the years, I've been inspired by her in so many ways. She's a fantastic teacher of yoga and meditation who will go on to inspire many others on her epic spiritual journey.

  • Katia Giammusso
    I have attended a Yoga Nidra TT workshop with Chitra Sukhu last weekend. Beyond the graceful presence of her being and the true joy of finding myself in her space, I mostly enjoyed this training because I made an authentic experience of what Yoga Nidra is and feels like. Like Chitra said, we can only teach what comes from our personal experience and after we have embraced it fully.
    Katia Giammusso

    I have attended a Yoga Nidra TT workshop with Chitra Sukhu last weekend. Beyond the graceful presence of her being and the true joy of finding myself in her space, I mostly enjoyed this training because I made an authentic experience of what Yoga Nidra is and feels like. Like Chitra said, we can only teach what comes from our personal experience and after we have embraced it fully.

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