Our Bala Vihar Teachers

Chinmaya Mission Houston Bala Vihar provides a structured and consistent Sunday activity that binds a family towards a common cause of all round spiritual growth for the entire family. It provides families a common frame of reference founded on the Vedanta’s millennia tested principles, to discuss and navigate the world that children face every day. It allows parents to convey to their children their respect and love for the culture of India and strengthen their children’s spiritual foundation. In a true tradition of Guru-Shishya Parampara – children get to observe the results of hundreds of volunteers at Mission working in a Karmayoga spirit of dedication to Gurudeva Swami Chinmayananda.

A team of specially trained, experienced, and dedicated teachers conduct the Bala Vihar program. Through games, arts, crafts, stories, and other unique techniques, the Bala Vihar program teaches and reinforces spiritual and cultural values. The curriculum designed for all grade levels (Pre-KG through Grade 12) is creative and dynamic and covers a wide range of topics. 

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Grade/
Subject
Room No. Topic Session 1 Session 2
Pre-KG S 117 Miscellaneous         Suparna Kulkarni, Datta Mehta, Surya Kantipudi Latha Raman, Rita Mistry
KG N 105 The Alphabet Safari Priya Mohan, Rekha Trivedi, Sreya Moothath Parvathi Sriram, Shilpa Byrichetty
Grade 1 S 110 Bala Ramayana Dhara Surati, Veena Nayak Rupali Tandon, Megha Rao
Grade 2 N 103 Sri Hanuman The Super Superman        Sushila Patel, Purvi Dhutia, Mamta Kamnani Kanan Mehta, Ruchira Shah
Grade 3 S 107 Bala Bhagavatam Alpa Kabnur, Sunitha Mulayath, Namrata Kamalapuri  Harsha Odhav, Deepa Suresh
Grade 4 S 112 Krsna Krsna Everywhere, My Twenty-Four Teachers Kalpana Lalloo, Nisha Mehta Karuna Tailor, Mrudula Madireddy, Shetal Upadhyay
Grade 5 N 204 Symbolism In Hinduism Parvathi Sriram, Param Moothath Jasmin Patel, Vivek Chitale
Grade 6 S 202 India, The Sacred Land Shalini Somaraj, Shivanee Sheth Mamatha Narra, Rekha Dixit, Ravi Chawla
Grade 7 N 202 P.O. Box Mr. God, Key To Success Manasa Kethireddypalli, Shreevani Rao Priya Jayashankar, Viji Chakravarthy
Grade 8 N 104 Yato Dharmah Tato Jayah Shobha Ravishankar, Aarati Randeria, Jasmin Patel Radhika Koppanur, Shobha Shekhar, Sneha Sandhane
Grade 9 S 109 Hindu Culture Padmashree Rao, Darshana Desai Deepthi Raju, Sreedevi Gundamaraju
Grade 10 S 203 Gita For Me Priti Parikh, Madhu Mittal Asha Kohli, Atul Kulkarni
Grade 11 N 203 Gita For Me Jayshri Naik  
Grade 12/CHYK S 108 Self Unfoldment Sneha Sandhane, Anil Sheth  

Language, Bhajana, Orchestra, Slokathon Teachers

Grade Room No Session 1 Teachers    
Hindi 1A                               N 202 Hema Pandya, Padma Sree Ventrapragada    
Hindi 1B   N 203 Usha Vasu, Alka Veerissetty    
Hindi 2 N 204 Lalita Khemka, Shweta Saxena    
Hindi 3 N 105 Sunita Dawar    
Hindi 4 S 117 Malini Udtha    
Hindi 5 S 117 Poonam Bhateja    
Telugu 1 S 203 Nagasirisha Uppalapati    
Telugu 2 S 203 Saritha Gutha    
Telugu 3 S 204 Anitha Devireddy    
Telugu 4 S 204 Veera Kambala    
Gujarati 1 S 110 Sneha Thakar    
Gujarati 2 S 110 Smita Pandya    
Marathi 1 S 108 Gauri Nadkarni    
Marathi 2 S 108 Sangita Mankar, Ujwala Thatte    
Bhajana 1 &
Orchestra 1
N 103 Nalini Modi, Brindha Ganesh, Nithya Giridhar, Sarita Sheth    
Bhajana 2A  &
Orchestra 2A
N 104 Anjali Pandit    
Bhajana 2B &
Orchestra 2B
S 109 Jamuna Murali, Sucheta Karandikar    
Slokathon-1A N 205A Rucha Sheth    
Slokathon-1B S 202 Suchitra Ramachandran        
Adult Chanting S 107 Shravan Arra    
GCC  

Shravan Arra, Sreedevi Gunamaraju