About Radhika Truffa
Radhika is a lifelong student and teacher of yoga that believes in focusing on integrating and balancing the body, mind, and spirit to help prevent or manage illness and injury, and to promote wellness. Radhika has a strong background in personal training which she has been doing since 2002. Radhika completed her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Psychology at Rutgers University in 2004 and completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2006 at Northeastern University which gave her a solid foundation in the workings and rehabilitation of the human body. Around the same time she graduated, Radhika began practicing and studying Iyengar Yoga with Theresa Rowland from Studio Yoga in Madison, NJ.
In 2010 Radhika found the joy of Vinyasa yoga and completed her 500 hr training with Ranjitha Sandeep at Yoga Sutra for Life. She continues her studies with world-renowned Backcare & Alignment Specialist, Alison West, at Yoga Union Backcare & Scoliosis Center in NYC. In Radhika’s personal training sessions you will find a strong focus on alignment and core strength as well as harnessing the powers of the breath for physical and emotional balance. When Radhika is not working, you will find her in a yoga class, at home playing with her two young daughters, walking her dogs, or cooking.
Level II – 500 hr Yoga Teacher Certification
(RYT 500) from Yoga Sutra for Life (2010)
PEAK Pilates mat instructor Certification (2008)
NASM Certified Pre and Post Natal Specialist (2007)
NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (2006)
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (2004)
Reiki – 3rd degree Certified in the
Usui System of Natural Healing (2003)
As a clinical exercise physiologist, Radhika has over a decade of experience working with clients with a myriad of medical conditions as well as health goals which include but are not limited to:
Weight loss, General flexibility and strength, Pre and post natal fitness, Cardiopulmonary disease, Metabolic Disease, Cancer, Stroke Victims, Parkinsons Disease, Post-Polio, Frozen shoulder, Pre and post knee/hip replacement, Post physical therapy, Scoliosis, Herniated disc, Spondylosis, Spodylolisthesis, General back/neck pain, Tendonitis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Pre and post bariatric surgery, Sciatica
Radhika’s Personal Motto: “A happy or unhappy life is your own creation. Nobody else is responsible. If you remember this, you won’t find fault with anybody. You are your own best friend as well as your worst enemy.”
–The Yoga Sutras