About Alayam

Alayam is founded by Kanika Manchanda. She is a certified Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher from the Isha Yoga Foundation (Coimbatore) founded by Sadhguru.

Kanika explored and learnt yoga from different schools of yoga including Iyengar and Sivananda yoga for several years. She went on to pursue the Hatha Teachers Training certification from the ISHA Yoga Foundation in Coimbatore, which is the most comprehensive and rigorous teachers training program in the world, and is designed by Sadhguru himself. Isha hatha yoga teachers undergo over 1750 hours of intensive training in classical hatha yoga practices and aspects of nutrition, human anatomy and the ancient science of siddha medicine.


"My intention with a l a y a m is to offer classical Hatha Yoga in its full depth and dimension, and in its truest form, just as it was offered to me by my teachers - to whom, I bow down with deepest gratitude."

Isha Hatha Yoga programs are an unparalleled opportunity to learn practices derived from a yogic tradition maintained in its full purity and vibrancy for thousands of years. We urge you to take a step towards your peace and wellbeing and come and experience an Isha yoga program with us at a l a y a m

Kanika is an engineer and MBA and worked as a consultant for eight years. She turned to yoga to pursue a holistic career choice and particularly to offer yoga to relieve the stress brought on by a hectic corporate lifestyle - "We have normalized stress as part of our daily lives - it need to be like that. Incorporating simple yogic practices can have  tremendous positive impact on the way we navigate our lives - making us more joyful and peaceful with each passing day." 

Thank you and Pranam 🌻