State President, Karnataka Yoga Council
Luvena Rangel, Founder of The Curvy Yogi, is a body positive & accessible Yoga Teacher Trainer from the Satyananda Bihar School of Yoga tradition. She has a background in Medicine and Holistic Health and teaching credentials in Ayurveda and Meditation. She has studied under well known thinkers and spiritual teachers like Pt. Vamadev Shastry, Yogini Shambhavi, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Vianna Stibal and Pradeep Sattwamaya. Luvena is one of Bangalore's leading Yoga Anatomy & Physiology and Philosophy educators. Luvena is a strong advocate of belonging and conscious culture with an active approach towards Diversity, Equity, Accessibility & Inclusion and is a very well respected voice in the international community advocating for Indian yoga teachers and working to address Cultural Appropriation of Yoga. She has served as an advisor to Yoga Alliance US towards their Standards Review Project in the Inclusion Workgroup and still works with them to bring improved policies in yoga practice & education. She has been an expert speaker on the Honor Yoga Global Summit and is a co-chair in the Cultural Appropriation Track at the 2020 Evolution of Yoga Summit in Los Angeles. She is currently leading an online Deep-Dive into the Yogasutras of Patanjali for 140 participants.