Shakuntala is a yoga teacher, studying to be a yoga therapist under Mrs Saraswathi Vasudevan, in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacarya. She has taught yoga in this tradition to adults and children from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. She is also a psycho-oncologist, counselling patients being treated for cancer and life after, and their families. She continues to work with economically disadvantaged children and families in this capacity. Previously, she has volunteered to create and maintain a community kitchen garden at Cancer Institute, Chennai.