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 and later, after having spent 3 years working in the yoga centers and ashrams of same organization in Buenos Aires, Toronto and Quebec, she attended an advanced teacher training course in India (500 RYT). In early 2014 Katya underwent further asana training with Bharath Shetty and got a 500 RYT teaching certification (Hatha-Yoga, Vinyasa and Therapeutic Yoga).
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 designs and offers special Yoga sessions one to one to pregnant women, to people with injuries, diseases or specific health conditions.
Katya also loves teaching Yoga to kids 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.
In 2020 she got certified as instructor L1 of ANIMAL FLOW.
She continues deepening in yoga asanas with Matthew Sweeney, Boris Georgiev and Simon Borg Olivier (Synergy Yoga – Online). She also studies philosophy with James Boag, meditation, zen and mindfulness from Thich Nhat Hanh teachings, Wu De, Open Dharma, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. Currently she is studying in the Universidad de Barcelona a Wake Up Schools’ Program to bring mindfulness to children and teens.