Founder & Producer

Arvind Chittumalla is a yoga practitioner, teacher and a yoga entrepreneur. Arvind was first introduced to yoga at the age of 9 (30 years ago) in Hyderabad, India. At about the same age, he also learned other Indian spiritual philosophies and Sanskrit. He spent most of his childhood and adolescent years in a boarding school that emphasized spiritual growth. He embraces a yogic lifestyle that integrates all the eight limbs of Raja Yoga, as prescribed by Patanjali. You could call him a 'non-asana' yoga teacher! He has been teaching Meditation, Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy, Sanskrit and Chanting for the last 6 years. Arvind uses a number of meditation techniques during his classes, depending on the needs of the students and their level of practice: Vipassana, Chakra meditation, World Peace meditation, Mantra & Japa, Yoga Nidra and Walking meditation.


Arvind's yoga ventures include:

1. Yoga Maya Movie: Yoga Maya is an exposé on how yoga is taught, practiced and marketed in America. It is a 77-minute documentary, featuring interviews with 12 senior yoga teachers in California, narration and confessionals by Arvind Chittumalla, producer and director of Yoga Maya.


2. YogaNext: YogaNext is a movement to improve the  education and practice of yoga and take it to the Next Level. The mission of YogaNext is to:

  • Promote the comprehensiveness of yoga as a science/art of self realization
  • Develop and enforce standards for yoga education
  • Promote conscious teaching and business practices
  • Be an advocate for the yoga community

YogaNext began in 2011 and has been making significant strides in shaping the future of yoga in America.


3. Moksha festival: An annual two-day festival of Yoga, Ayurveda & Sacred Music. This festival attracts about 2,000+ visitors each year. You can find out more about the festival on our website.

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