Rajeswary Kandhasamy

Rajeswary started learning Karnatic Vocal and Violin at a young age of 12years. Her formal training began under close individual guidance of Shree Sarvaswara Sarmha. Rajeswary was an able pupil who achieved excellent marks for every grade during her training. She is privileged to have a great musician for a mother who has also been a source of inspiration and learning. Rajeswary’s mother/ teacher has excelled in Vocal music while continuing to play the Harmonium even at the ripe old age of eighty five years. Rajeswary undertook a special teaching course which she successfully completed in 2009. She is a keen musician and a dedicated teacher who feels that she is blessed to have the opportunity to create an atmosphere of music in which children enjoy and give of their best. Rajeswary has gained considerable experience in teaching violin and the violin to young children. She has been in demand, mainly by South Asian audiences, as a performer of music both in and out of the United Kingdom. This has been in fairly large venues like community halls and Temples.



Jacqui Brown

Interested in sport from childhood, Jacqui started attending yoga classes in 1971 and qualified as a teacher in 1984. She soon started her own Tuesday evening classes at Brown Lane Methodist Church which continue to this day. Jacqui emerged with further qualifications in Yoga by undertaking a three year teaching course run by the British Wheel of Yoga. In 1998 Jacqui was appointed Yoga Teacher at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Manchester). Very soon the remarkable increase in the number of yoga students meant that her class had to be split into 3, for ladies, gentlemen and for children. Jacqui has always maintained an element of fun in her teaching while taking the discipline of yoga itself very seriously. She believes that she is a life- long learner of yoga and regularly attends Yoga seminars to improve her own skills further. Jacqui has been with Bhavan ever since it’s conception. Her friendly, caring, delightful nature has attracted many people who have become close friends over the years. Her positive influence in the yoga class has turned into great admiration and respect for Jacqui by students over the years. Jacqui, for her part, takes enormous enjoyment from watching her students make progress.