Alicia Saldenha, PhD

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Alicia Saldenha, PhD 

International Recording Artist, Activist and Yogi 

Globe-galavanting, boundary-breaking artist and yogi, Alicia Saldenha, was born in the Caribbean island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She has lived around the world but currently resides in Japan. 

Alicia performs internationally and has released two albums to critical acclaim - Dance with the Sun and Rose, with Japanese instrumental group, indigo jam unit. As a singer, songwriter and producer, her love for music shines through in her yoga teaching. She has developed her own styles of yoga bringing these passions together.

Yoga Song Therapy is a style which blends meditation, singing and yoga asana. Soca Yoga is a dynamic style where Caribbean dance meets yoga. Her Hatha and Power Vinyasa classes also allow for creativity and play.

Alicia Saldenha is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She received her training in Rishikesh, India, the birthplace of yoga. Alicia has also been influenced by renowned teachers like Faith Hunter, Dianne Bondy, Sadie Nardini, Sharath Jois and Kino MacGregor.

In addition to her yoga workshops, special events, Yacht Yoga and retreats, Alicia is preparing the launch of her new online yoga journal, Chocolate Yogini. She is also penning a book about Mantra Singing, which she fell in love with during her training in India.

When not practicing yoga, Alicia is writing and producing music. She performs with her band in Japan and internationally. Her music is available on iTunes and at her website,


Alicia’s dharma is to share her journey, both on and off of the mat, of self-discovery, growth and empowerment with others who are also setting out on their own path. She helps students uncover and unleash the divine light and power that is already within them. As a Caribbean woman, she demonstrates that yoga is indeed for every body, and is committed to creating a space where students feel included, valued, free to express themselves and to let their light shine fearlessly in the world.

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