Aarti Mallya, founder of The Mind & Body Route LLC, is a certified RYT-200 yoga teacher, wellness and life coach and and Montclair mother of 7-year old twins. She earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University and has 20+ years experience in science and health education. 

Through the use of props, gentle assists and personal attention, Aarti's classes offer a space for her students to experience connection, surrender, ease and love in body and mind. She is known for her fun-loving approach, compassion-centered philosophy, and weaving thought-provoking meditations throughout her classes, applying ancient wisdom to our contemporary western world in a useful and understandable way.