Chaitanya Deva

Chaitanya Deva Senior Level 4 YNZ, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Dip Therapeutic Massage
Kindred Studio Owner Director
Levels 1 & 2 teacher training developer and facilitator, 
Evolve Festival Co-Director 

Chaitanya is the co-owner, founder and senior teacher at Kindred Studio Nelson, where he teaches weekly classes, practices therapeutic massage and created and leads their 200 and 300hr Teacher Training programs.

Specialising in applied anatomy (the anatomy of movement) myofascial release and articular mobilization as a bodyworker for the last 20 years, he brings a great passion and understanding of anatomy, skeletal variation and how the body works to his classes, workshops and trainings. This combined with his thousands of hours of yoga teaching, study and 25 years of intensive meditation practice with a number of Enlightened Masters, Chaitanya has a broad and experiential knowledge base. He loves to share this with humour and compassion on and off the mat addressing all aspects of our existence, body, mind and soul.

He has presented at various conferences, festivals and teacher trainings around the country. Chaitanya and his wife Bex, run Evolve Festival, a biennial wellness event in the heart of Nelson dedicated to inspire, educate and transform individuals and communities.

As a member of the Yoga NZ Council, Chai is passionate about exploring the growth of yoga in Aotearoa in a sustainable way that serves us as a nation of students, teachers, trainers and business owners both nationally and within our own communities, staying with the philosophy and heritage of traditional yoga while embracing new models and research.