Chaitanya Deva

Chaitanya Deva, co-owns, and is a senior teacher at the Kindred Studio Nelson. With 23 years of experience as a therapeutic masseuse and respected yoga instructor, his offerings include weekly classes, 200 and 300hr Teacher Training programs, and therapeutic bodywork sessions and coaching..

Chaitanya specialises in applied anatomy, myofascial release, and articular mobilisation. His deep understanding of body movement and human anatomy informs his teachings, enriched by his long-standing work as a bodyworker and commitment to intensive meditation practice.

Chaitanya’s approach to teaching is accessible, engaging, and laced with a light-hearted humour. His teachings extend beyond the mat, addressing the holistic combination of body, mind, and soul. He has shared his knowledge at various conferences, festivals, and teacher trainings nationwide, inspiring countless individuals.

Together with his wife Bex, Chaitanya also runs the Evolve Festival – a biennial wellness event in the heart of Nelson. This community-focused initiative is dedicated to fostering personal and community growth through education and inspiration.

As an active member of the Yoga NZ Council, Chaitanya is invested in supporting the growth of yoga in Aotearoa. He is committed to encouraging a sustainable development of yoga that benefits students, teachers, trainers, and business owners both nationally and within local communities. His vision remains faithful to the philosophy and heritage of traditional yoga, while also embracing new research and models.

Chaitanya Deva, YNZ Level 4, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Dip Therapeutic Massage, Yin Yoga Certification, Yoga Therapy, More To Life- Life Coach Certificate, continues his passionate journey in wellness through teaching and service.

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