Dr Pooja Maddela is a registered medical practitioner from the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine. She is the founding director of ‘Dr Pooja's Yoga & Integrated Mind-Body Therapies’, offering integrative therapies including Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. She is a highly accomplished international speaker, health services researcher, mindfulness coach, Indian
Naturopathy and Ayurveda practitioner, exceedingly skilled master yoga teacher/mentor, yoga and yoga therapy teacher trainer, yoga therapist, and clinician. She is a corporate wellness coach; she offers continuous medical/professional education courses to conventional and holistic health care providers. She runs a successful clinical practice with an emphasis on yoga therapy, Ayurveda and
Indian naturopathy: she teaches yoga at the Auckland Council facilities. For many years she worked as a senior tutor and assistant head of the faculty (yoga) at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies, Auckland. Her teaching and clinical skills are legendary – she has received several awards including:
‘Tutor of the year 2010 NZ’ (NZAPEP) for Excellence in teaching and facilitating Yoga Philosophy,
Practice and Therapy in tertiary education
‘Yogini Award’ USA - for Excellence in Teaching and Practicing Yoga
‘National Women's Excellence Award’ India - for her contribution in the field of Yoga internationally
‘Best Faculty Award’ from Swara Darshini Film Institute, India - for Excellency in voice training for dubbing artists and singers.