Katya Ríos Chávez (Kalyani)
Co-director of Casa Cuadrau, Katya found in Yoga a way of life, a system for self exploration providing her with constant support on her path. When she arrived in Vio she rediscovered her love and devotion for nature, as well as a path on which she can continuously learn from her and be in tune with her.
Katya was born in Mexico City. She has a background in business management and marketing and has worked in advertising and marketing in Mexico, France and Argentina. When she was in Buenos Aires she immersed herself in the practice of Yoga and meditation which completely changed her interests.
In January 2009 she got her teachers’ training certificate from the International Sivananda Vedanta Organization. She decided to deepen into the path of yoga and spent the next 3 years as a resident volunteer between the Buenos Aires yoga center, the Quebec ashram and the Toronto yoga center of the same organization. In 2012 she finished the 500 hours of training from the same school in Kerala, India.
In early 2014 Katya finished a 300 hour yoga teacher’s training with Bharath Shetty (Hatha-Yoga, Vinyasa and Therapeutic Yoga).
In 2018 she practiced with Matthew Sweeney an intensive one month course in Rishikesh.
In 2020 she got certified as instructor Level 1 of ANIMAL FLOW and studied a postgraduate degree in Barcelona University and Wake Up Schools’ Association “Bringing Mindfulness to Children and Teens“.
In 2023 she finished a YinYoga teacher’s training in Pamplona.
She also has studied with Boris Georgiev, Simon Borg Olivier (Synergy Yoga-online), philosophy with James Boag; and she gets inspiration from the Zen teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and Wu De and from mindfulness and meditation of Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and Open Dharma.
Katya enjoys teaching beginners and seniors, offering classes for all levels, in which each of them can feel comfortable practicing at their rhythm and condition. She also loves teaching Yoga to children in a holistic way (yoga asanas, telling stories, games, handicrafts, basics of yoga philosophy and universal values.) She was the director assistant and activities facilitator for Yoga Kid’s Camp in Val-Morin, Canada.
Certified by the Anahata Center of Yoga Therapy and Massage in Canada, Katya gives applied yoga therapy sessions and thai yoga massages with much love and mindfulness.
Currently she continues her training as a facilitator of women’s circles with Sophia Style and Gemma Polo. She has a deep interest in leading a more conscious, compassionate, ecological and self-sufficient life.