Headshot by JQ Williams; right photo by Jenn Miranda

Headshot by JQ Williams; right photo by Jenn Miranda

Krishna Chavda has always been an athlete and active person. She played field hockey and ultimate frisbee in high school, ultimate frisbee and squash in college, and trained in Muay Thai kickboxing in her twenties. Yoga is where Krishna's love for creativity and athletics merge and challenge her to make forms with her body that push her physical and mental limits. Yoga came into Krishna's life when she was in elementary school, and thereafter, it was always something she enjoyed, but in short bouts. Her love for and commitment to the practice grew in 2013 when she started attending classes taught by her friend - and teacher - Victoria Arvizu at the CoOp, the then-newly-established community yoga studio at the kickboxing gym. Through the engaging, student-centric, fun environment that Victoria cultivated, Krishna made new friends with the common goal to improve their practice, explore the world, grow as individuals, and be silly.  This inspired Krishna to further her studies in yoga. 

She graduated from the Yoga in the World 200-hour teacher training program under the tutelage of E-RYT 500 Victoria Arvizu and E-RYT 500 Anayra Calderon. She is currently a 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) with the Yoga Alliance® and working towards her RYT-500 through High Energy Fusion Yoga® and Victoria. 

Inspired by her yoga community's enthusiasm for learning, experimenting, and overall merriment, Krishna's classes are a harmonious flow of poses, set to soulful and energetic music, that encourage her students to tap into their physical and mental strength, athleticism, and sense of fun. Classes are multi-level and challenging with arm balances and inversions, which are broken down into attainable progressions so that all her students have some level of success during their practice. Her goal is to create a supportive and engaging space for her students to open up, dig deeper into their aspirations, and shine brighter on and off their mats.

Krishna graduated with an MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design and a BA in Studio Art from Drew University. Her illustration and design work is whimsical and colorful and has been published by Fordham University, The Village Voice, and Nestle. To view her portfolio, click here. She is also an art educator. Krishna teaches drawing, painting, and digital design to teens, college students, and adults as well as develops curriculum for digital design for teens and adults.