Jai Ganesh Yoga Studio opens in Lake Hiawatha

Pandu Jonnalagadda, Rama Jonnalagadda, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert Peluso and Mayor Michael Soriano cutting the ribbon

PARSIPPANY — Members of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Jai Ganesh Yoga Studio on Sunday, January 14. Jai Ganesh Yoga Studio is located at 138 North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha. They can be reached by calling (973) 339-3222.

Jai Ganesh Yoga Studio was built as a place where people of all ages and experience levels can partake in yoga.  It is meant to be both a place of mental and physical wellness and a community center where ideas and skills can be exchanged.

Jai Ganesh Yoga Studio is owned by area resident Rama Jonnalagadda.

Many friends and family members joined Rama Jonnalagadda in the celebration

Rama got married at a young age to her husband Pandu Jonnalagadda and together they moved to the United States, a foreign country where they didn’t know the language and customs. With the support of Pandu, Rama taught herself English, made a home, took care of her parents, brought her brothers to America and helped them establish themselves and raise three children. Through all of this Rama never had the opportunity to pursue her dreams.

A few years ago, Jonnalagadda, started taking yoga classes which started the seed of a new dream. She pursued her interest, became a certified yoga instructor and opened a yoga studio. It’s rare to find south Asian women of my Rama’s generation who are willing to go against the grain and pursue their dreams and its rare to find husbands that are willing to support them.

The celebration cake

Sirisha Yalamanchi, Rama’s daughter, said “I am incredibly proud of both of them for starting this endeavor and I wish them the very best of luck.”

Jai Ganesh Yoga Studio will be open for business officially in February 2018.  Individuals can book classes on the mind body app and more information can be found by clicking here.

Jai Ganesh Yoga Studio is a member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce.

Frank Cahill, Executive Board Member Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce presents Rama Jonnalagadda with a membership certificate, as Councilman Michael dePierro, Councilwoman Loretta Gragnani, Mayor Michael Soriano looks on