Chaitanya Mayi is graduated as a dancer/choreographer by The School for New Dance Development of Amsterdam, Holland.
She first got in touch with the practice of yoga on her dance classes and found its techniques very effective for endurance of the respiratory system and control of the mind during her performances.
It wasn’t long until she found out the wholesome benefits of this ancient science and dove deeper into the studies of yoga. Enlivened by the awareness of her limitations and potentialities, she began a quest for her spiritual identity.
She is initiated into Zen Buddhism and later, into Kriya Yoga, whose practices were based in emptying the mind through meditation. On the field of Hatha Yoga, she studied Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and is a certified Power Yoga teacher(2005).
In 2002, she held a 5-month trip through Asia and it was then that her spiritual quest earned true meaning and fulfillment. In India, Chaitanya Mayi is blessed by encountering her spiritual master, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj, Sevaite President-Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Under the guidance of such self-realized saint, she engages in the practices of Bhakti Yoga and devotional service.
In 2003, she founded and directed the Atma Yoga Center in the heart of Brazil, her mother land, focusing her full energy in the research and teachings of Yoga. She successfully runs this yoga center for nearly seven years, when she decides to go back to India.
Living full-time for 3 years in a Bhakti Yoga ashram in India, she practices yoga according to the Vedic principles, under the guidance of her spiritual master.
She moves back to the West in the beginning of 2013, settling in Rome, Italy, where she co-founds the VedaVita Yoga Art Studio(2014) and The Atma Yoga Center & DBN(2015).
Chaitanya Mayi's teaching style combines the dynamics and strength of Power Yoga with the approach to alignment of Iyengar Yoga, all filled with the desire at the heart of Bhakti Yoga.
The goal of each practice is to conduct the practitioner to build his own relationship with yoga, to become strong, balanced and flexible with a deeper and happier outlook on life.
She now teaches at Atma Centro Yoga and Ryoga. Classes in English, Italian and Portuguese language.