Pooja and Cristal
Leaving corporate America behind, today, sisters & founders of Soul Power Yoga™, Cristal & Pooja carry over 20,000 diverse teaching hours. They bring ingenuity, humor, intensity and enriching knowledge to each practice.
Soul Power Yoga practices are a systematic integration of purifying breathing techniques, powerful asana (yoga postures) and healing meditation innovatively sequenced in the moment. No class is ever the same but the sisters’ commitment to their students is constant in each class: Inspire you to be authentic and embrace your unique body, mind and spirit gifts.
POOJA SHARMA is a Registered Yoga Instructor, Registered Prenatal Yoga Instructor and Registered Children’s Yoga Instructor with over 15 years of practicing and teaching yoga, Ayurveda and meditation.
A graduate of Cornell University and going on to earn her MBA and MPH, she has held strategic titles in marketing, senior management and product development. She found yoga to offer opportunities for a healthy work-life balance but also a sustainable discipline to navigate and evolve through life’s challenges. As a dedicated student of yoga, she personally enjoys growing her understanding of asana, philosophy and refining her practice.
She has led and developed curriculum for advanced study courses, workshops and retreats here at Soul Power Yoga and travelled to other studios and corporations to lead such programs. Together with her sister, Cristal, she trains and certifies a new generation of yoga teachers into the yoga community.
As a senior Kids Yoga instructor, Pooja, was one of the very first teachers in Monmouth and Ocean County to introduce successful longstanding yoga programs in local studios and schools. Pooja has tailored specialized programs for adults, children, teens and students with scoliosis, autism, sports injury and chronic illness.
Her empowering and encouraging style allows adults and kids to embrace their potential. Her classes artfully navigate physical challenge, mental relaxation & bliss and spiritual fulfillment.
My Soul Power Yoga Mantra: Challenge yourself to embody your potential
Cristal is a yoga studio owner and instructor with her focus on living an empowered life. A Boston University graduate, her own health battles led her to leave a successful finance career to a life of yoga. Seeing the power of transformation in body, mind and spiritual well-being through her own struggles, she is dedicated to helping you find and live your passion in your busy life. With over 20,000 teaching hours, she brings experience and a real world blend of east & west techniques for you to take off your mat and apply successfully into your life. As a new mom, she chronicles her daily challenge to zen on her popular blog and social media. A PPD survivor she is now an advocate for postpartum mental illness. Her classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings are led locally at Soul Power Yoga in NJ and nationally.
My Soul Power Yoga mantra: Inspire yourself by embracing change