HaChi Yu is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and lifelong student. She was the director and founder of LaLaLå! Jivamukti Yoga Los Angeles, the first Jivamukti Yoga School on the west coast.
HaChi was born and raised on the Lower East Side of NYC, growing up in the same time and place as Jivamukti itself. She was a principal dancer with Feld/Ballet Tech for over 20 years during which time she also performed with numerous dance & theater companies on and off-Broadway.
HaChi is founder of Prana Productions and serves as a Facilitator for Jivamukti Yoga® Teacher Training programs internationally. She was a pupil of Sharon Gannon and David Life while serving as program director of JYTT for many years and continues to study with esteemed teachers within various schools including: Sivananda, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Bhakti Flow (Rusty Wells). HaChi is also a certified teacher of Gyrotonic ™ and Pilates.
Her background as a dancer and teacher has taken her around the world where she has taught master classes at colleges and universities; international festivals and workshops; and performed on many of the world’s finest stages with some of the greatest performing artists of our time.
Through intelligence, strength and fluidity HaChi’s classes focus on the practices of yoga as a tool for integration of ancient teachings applied into our modern day life- with relevance, joy and reverence.