Biography - Chris van der Merwe

Chris van der Merwe, E-RYT 200, CMTA

Chris opened the Namaste Pacific Yoga & Wellness Center in Hillcrest, San Diego with the aim of making a difference in the community.

He is the creator of the Nutrition Bootcamp program and the Namaste Pacific Yoga method.

His vision was to create an environment where everyone could practice Yoga and have access to the healthy living information that they need to transform their lives. Yoga is for everyone, it doesn't matter how fit, flexible or strong you are, Namaste Pacific has a class for you. Access to healthy living information should also be easy and programs such as Nutrition Bootcamp are simple to fit into your schedule.

"I believe in the physical, emotional and mental benefits of Yoga and a holistic approach to health and living. I've seen the life-changing results in many people and also in my own life personally."

Chris has traveled the globe studying Yoga, including studying in India at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy. He has also received his Yoga Alliance designation as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200).

With 5 years experience as a Nutrition Advisor, Chris has studied both health and fitness nutrition, including being recognized as a Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor.

Chris believes in healing the body with whole foods and natural supplements. Nutritional supplements need to be of the highest quality available and Chris is proud to offer the Namaste Naturals line of nutritional supplements.

Chris wants clients of Namaste Pacific to confidently know that they are simply getting the best quality available, whether it be Yoga instruction, Wellness information or premium quality nutritional supplements.