River Cummings


“Starting her yoga practice at the age of 19, River’s professional teaching career began in the 1990’s. Over the past two decades her offerings have included group class instruction, individual yoga therapy, retreats, workshops, festivals, corporate yoga program development, and 12 years directing yoga teacher trainings. She is a dedicated student of yoga, yoga therapy, and Vedic chant in the lineage of T.K.V. Desikachar and T. Krishnamacharya. River is a master teacher of Viniyoga methodology and holds both Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist certifications from Gary Kraftsow’s American Viniyoga Institute. Her current teacher, Sonia Nelson of the Vedic Chant Center in Santa Fe, has honored River with the request that she share her Vedic Chant teachings with the public. She is accredited at the ERYT-500 level by Yoga Alliance.

River is thrilled to join the Maha Yoga team and grateful for the opportunity to share her love of teaching with a new island ohana. Students who try her classes will appreciate her gentleness, clarity, depth, honesty, wisdom, humor, and warmth.”