meet chris


Chris Chavez is a global yoga teacher based in Istanbul, Turkey. He leads teacher trainings every year through the Chris Chavez School of Yoga and his graduates can be found in locations all over the world. He’s also a musician (learn more here) and the co-owner of Cihangir Yoga, Istanbul’s favourite center for yoga.


Chris Chavez first began the practice of Iyengar Yoga in Ireland, where he was touring as a professional musician in the mid 1990’s. While traversing the globe playing music and studying various methods of yoga, Chris imparted the knowledge and the gift of yoga upon everyone he met.

Chris is considered one of the most sought after teachers in the world, training thousands of teachers and students a year in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Chris’ world travels and experiences have made him one of the most down to earth yoga teachers you will ever meet. His teachings are fun, challenging, and spiritually up-lifting.

Chris has found the power of practicing and teaching yoga to be an integral part of being a great artist as he continues to develop his musical skills and a rockin’ yoga practice!



Lululemon Global Ambassador 2015-2017 / Brand Ambassador 2004-2015
Yoga Alliance – E-RYT-500
Yoga Alliance – RYT 500

Registered Yoga Schools
RYS 500 & RYS 200
Certified Anusara Instructor (2006-2012)
Owner of Cihangir Yoga