Krystal Penrose

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

- The Bhagavad Gita

Namaste, I am the founder of East West Retreats and am currently traveling and spreading yoga, meditation, and holding cacao ceremonies all over the world. Yoga, for me, is a vehicle for clearing out what doesn’t serve you anymore - physically, spiritually and mentally - to make room for your true, authentic self. And that’s exactly what I hope to give to my students and clients.

I began to immerse myself in the art of connecting yoga & meditation in my yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India (“The Land Of Sages”). This immersion developed into a huge passion for blending the ancient wisdom and traditions of the East with the fluid, ecletic elements of yoga from the West. Because of this, my teaching incorporates many styles, philosophies and traditions including Hinduism, Daoism, Buddhism, Tantra, Qi Gong, Ayurveda, dance and Reiki. My teachers and biggest inspirations include Yogananda Paramahansa, Anodea Judith, B.K.S. Iyengar, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, Alan Watts, Ashish Sharma and Leslie Kaminoff.

Favorite asana: Anjaneyasana

Most loved mantra: The maha mantra (Hare Krishna!)

If she were a Hindu deity, she'd be: Lakshmi, the goddess who balances spiritual wealth and material abundance.

Perfect savasana song: "Opening" by Nada Sadhana

Best travel experience: Meeting an enlightened guru who has lived in a cave with a pet monkey in the Himalayas for 15 years.

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