Ha-Chi Yu was born and raised on the Lower East Side of NYC. She grew up dancing in the parks and sidewalks of the city, which she has been blessed to be doing in some form ever since… She was a principal dancer with Feld Ballet/Ballet Tech for over 20 years during which time she also worked with many others including: New York City Ballet, Julliard School, Rubberbandance Group, Washington National Opera, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and as a lead and Dance Captain on the international Tony Award winning Broadway show FOSSE.

Ha-Chi is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and the Production Director for all Jivamukti Yoga® Teacher Training programs. She has studied within many schools and practices including: Sivananda, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Tripsichore. She is a 500hr RYT  Yoga Alliance registered through Bhakti Flow, and Vibrant Living Yoga schools. Ha-Chi is also a certified teacher in Gyrotonic , the Pilates method, and Thai Yoga Massage. Her background as a dancer and teacher has taken her around the world where she has taught master classes at colleges and universities…and performed on many of the world’s finest stages with some of the greatest performing artists of our time.

Through strength, flexibility, and fluidity Ha-Chi’s classes focus on the practices as an integration of ancient teachings into our modern day life with relevance, joy and reverence.

Ha-Chi offers infinite love and gratitude to all the many teachers in her life including Richard Thomas, Eliot Feld, Robert Moses, Rusty Wells, Sharon Gannon and David Life, and her friend and compatriot Jules Febre as well as all others. The opportunity to study with such holy teachers as HH Radhanath Swami and HH the Dalai Lama inspires and motivates her dedication to be of service to the world. She continues to travel and study whenever she can…And dances with the whirling dervishes whenever they cross her path.