Krystal Penrose

About The Teacher

“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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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After having just completed my RYT 200 I have been inspired to further my yoga journey and my own personal journey inward. I have fallen in love with yoga and how it has changed my life and I just want to continue to explore so I can share this beautiful gift with as many as possible. Jessica

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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