Kiva Yoga was founded in the fall of 2016 by Krystal Ariel and Israel Pasos.

Krystal, who is now the active member of Kiva, is from Miami, FL. She is a certified yoga instructor and has been teaching for over 8 years, leading private and group classes, workshops, and retreats internationally. Krystal is also Reiki Okuden certified and holds certifications in both nutrition and wellness from Stanford School of Medicine.

The journey began in Miami, FL as two yoga practitioners found refuge in each other’s experience but soon moved to Mexico where they communed with shamans in magical towns like Acolman, Tepoztlán, Xico-Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Tulum. They took part in and learned about Pre-Hispanic rituals, temazcal ceremonies, and sacred medicine. Kiva is now roaming the Yucatán and witnessing the magic of Mayan culture, ancient temples and sacred cenotes.

They started Kiva Yoga to share ancient tools, techniques, and practices with the world; which have helped them find their own personal path towards healing and aligning to their fullest potential.

We are continuously studying, practicing, and experiencing the benefits of yoga, meditation, ayurveda, plant medicine, pre-hispanic rituals, plant-based diet, and mindfulness in our lives.