Krisa Qiu

Krisa (Maa Krishna Ananda) began practising yoga in 2007 as a way to improve her weak constitution. From then, she has witnessed the healing power of yoga in her health and flexibility.


She constantly credits meditation as the transformative force in her life. Prior to starting a meditation practice in 2011, she found herself constantly seeking fulfilment from the world outside; it was only through much introspection and development of her inner awareness that she is now able to bring joy and maturity into each class she conducts.

Krisa shares: At times, the answers come from ourselves. I too, was constantly seeking external validation, when true joy lies within. My dharma (duty) is to give back so that others can also discover completeness within themselves. When that happens, total health – physical, mental, social and spiritual health naturally follows.

Krisa extends her deepest gratitude to all her teachers, S.N Goenka, Dr Omanand and family, for teaching her unconditional love and forbearance.


  • 500 Hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Training at Paramanand Institute, India

  • 85 Hours PreNatal and Post Natal Teacher Training at Union Yoga Ayurveda, Singapore

  • 60 Hours Ayurveda Basics at Ayusakama Ayurveda Institute, India

  • 20 Hours Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Workshop, Singapore 


She is currently undergoing 300 Hours TCTSY Yoga Teacher Training.