Chaitanya Deva

Chaitanya Deva, or Chai as he is commonly known, is a highly experienced yoga teacher, therapeutic massage practitioner, and wellness professional. As the co-owner, founder, and senior teacher at Kindred Studio Nelson, Chai brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his classes, workshops, and training programs.

With over 22 years of experience in applied anatomy, myofascial release, and articular mobilization, Chai specialises in the anatomy of movement, and his passion and understanding of the human body is evident in every aspect of his teaching. He combines this with over 30 years of intensive meditation practice with a number of Enlightened Masters, bringing a deep understanding of the mind-body connection to his classes and trainings.

Chai’s unique approach to yoga and wellness has made him a sought-after speaker, and he has presented at various conferences, festivals, and teacher trainings around the country. He is also a member of the Yoga NZ Council and is committed to exploring the growth of yoga in Aotearoa in a sustainable way that serves us as a nation of students, teachers, trainers, and business owners.

Chai and his wife Bex are also the founders of Evolve Festival, a biennial wellness event in the heart of Nelson that is dedicated to inspiring, educating, and transforming individuals and communities. As a Senior Level 4 Teacher YNZ, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Dip Therapeutic Massage, Yin Yoga Certification, Yoga Therapy, More To Life- Life Coach, Breath Coach, and Meditation Teacher, Chai is a trusted and respected professional in the wellness industry. He brings a compassionate and humorous approach to his work, addressing all aspects of our existence, body, mind, and soul. Those who train with Chai can expect to receive the highest quality instruction and support, helping them to achieve their wellness goals and live a balanced and harmonious life.

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