meet chris


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.


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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 and the Co-owner of Cihangir Yoga Istanbul.

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 other methods of yoga, Chris imparted the knowledge and the gift of yoga upon everyone he met. In 2001, Chris landed in Los Angeles, California, where he submerged himself into the practice and study of yoga and began to teach and build community.Certified as an Anusara Instructor between 2006 and 2012, Chris is known for his extensive studies, his vast working knowledge of the mind and body, and his great personable demeanor. 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 uplifting.

Chris has found the power of practicing and teaching yoga to be an integral part of being a great artist as he continues to maintain a healthy music career and a rockin’ yoga practice!


MANIFESTED INTENTIONS


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Lululemon Global Ambassador
Yoga Alliance – E-RYT-500
Yoga Alliance – RYT 500

Registered Yoga Schools
RYS 200 & RYS 300
Certified Anusara (2006-2012)
MBA (2001)

Co-owner, Cihangir Yoga