Kalavati Christine Hernandez, CSYT, RYT®-500*
Co-founder and Yoga Instructor
Christine is committed to yoga as a way of life. Prior to co-founding Aptos Yoga, she owned Freedom Yoga Center for Pain Relief in Watsonville. She is a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher and Therapist with over 700 hours of training from Master Yoga Academy under the guidance of founder Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati (Rama Berch). She has also earned a Living Yoga Business Certification.
While working in the Internet Security Marketing business for many years, she tried various styles of yoga and exercise to stay healthy and productive, but there was always something missing. While taking a break from professional work to raise a family in 2005, Christine finally found what she was looking for in Svaroopa® yoga. She is blessed to be able to use her personal experiences, training and wisdom to guide others in unlocking their inner-healing potential. She brings a calming presence and individualized attention to the needs of each student.
Chudala has completed over 700 hours of Teacher Training and is a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher. She has also completed training as a Treating Pain Therapist and Embodyment® Yoga therapist. With a Masters degree in Health Sciences, Chudala worked in the health field for over 25 years.
She worked for a County Health Department, taught at CSU Fresno, and has been involved in the health and fitness field as a personal trainer, work injury evaluator, and health educator.
Through Svaroopa® Yoga, she has learned that yoga encompasses all of health, fitness and more. She loves sharing this powerful and effective style of yoga.
A guide to our credentials:
MS – Master of Science
CSYT – Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher
CSIT – Certified Svaroopa® Introductory Teacher
RYT® – Registered Yoga Teacher. Yoga teachers can register through the self governing association known as the Yoga Alliance. Their mission is to lead the yoga community, set standards, foster integrity, provide resources, and uphold the teachings of yoga. For more information visit www.yogaalliance.org .
RYT®-500 – Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour training level