Brahmaloka or Bust is an online yoga magazine developed by Chris Kiran Aarya and Maya Devi Georg.

About Chris

Chris (Kiran Aarya), ERYT 500, YACEP, is a yoga teacher, mystic, and writer based in Greece. Sincerely seeking transformation through spiritual sadhana and the integrity of daily living are what Chris most values on their journey as a teacher and student. A dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher (who first learned from their mother at the age of seven), Chris combines three decades of practice along with over two decades of group fitness and outdoor leadership experience into their teaching as they enjoy helping students break through to new levels of ability and self-belief.  In previous years,  Chris’ signature style was a vinyasa-based mix infused with humor and kick-your-asana power flow sequences.  Now it has evolved into a more therapeutic and contemplative style aimed at healing, renewal and transformation.

In 2010, Chris founded Grassroots Yoga in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in 2007, received their spiritual name Kiran Aarya  “light of the divine”) from Swami Mukesh-Ji.  They trained with Doug Swenson and his multi-faceted vinyasa style of yoga; Sadhana Yoga Chi.  Chris’ influences and teachers also include Bo Forbes, Tias Little, Ramesh Bjonnes, and David Swenson.

Together with partner Maya Devi Georg, they co-lead the Brahmaloka Yoga School and teach at various studios teacher trainings, and festivals around Europe.  Chris has been a presenter at the Chamonix Yoga Festival, Thessaloniki Yoga Festival, Flagstaff Yoga Festival, New Mexico Yoga Conference, Namaste Yoga Festival (Munich), Regensberg Yoga Festival, and the Sedona Yoga Festival.

A former warrior, journalist, and diplomat, Chris has written for or appeared in Yoganonymous, Mantra Magazine, Origin Magazine, Elephant Journal, Brahmaloka or Bust, Yoga Nova Magazine (France) Flow Yoga Magazine, YogaWorld (Greece), Joga ABC (Poland), LA Yoga, Integral Yoga Magazine, Yoga Journal Online, ForWoman (Greece), ESPN, Politico, Soccer Times, Kathimerini (Greece), Europe’s World (Belgium), Al Jazeera, Tidningen Naeringslivet (Sweden), Liberal (Greece), Etemad Daily (Iran), Freedom Gazette (India), Kumparan (Indonesia), European Business Journal, LIFO (Greece), The Independent (Ireland), European Business Journal, Ptisi (Greece), Guildhall (Ukraine), and the American Foreign Policy Journal.   Their work has been translated into German, Greek, French, Polish, Italian, Farsi, and Spanish.


About Maya
Photo by Drew Xeron

Maya Georg, ERYT 500, RPYT, RCYT, YACEP is not just a yoga teacher but also a psychotherapist and writer, who brings a rich tapestry of knowledge and experience to her practice. As a native New Yorker now living amidst the serene beauty of Kefalonia, Greece, Maya has been fortunate to study under esteemed teachers such as Swami Bua, Swami Jnanand, and Dharma Mittra, as well as receiving initiation by Yogi Gupta (Swami Kailashananda).

Taking the many teachings she received from her teachers she developed, with her partner Chris (Kiran Aarya), Brahmaloka Yoga – a deliberate form of yoga asana that is deeply meditative and precise. In Brahmaloka Yoga each movement and posture is unpackaged in a sequential manner to help prepare students for the next level of practice, rapidly developing the body and mind to go beyond preconceived limitations and attain a true yoga practice.

Her transformative journey led her to integrate the principles of psychotherapy with the ancient wisdom of yoga, cultivating a holistic approach to wellness.  Maya’s approach to yoga and life is deeply informed by her understanding of the mind-body connection and the interplay between our physical presence and mental health. Blending her vast experience in yoga with psychotherapeutic techniques to support her clients and students on their paths of self-discovery. This integration allows Maya to offer a comprehensive approach to healing, emphasizing the importance of mental well-being in physical practice. Her therapeutic approach, rooted in the belief in the deep interconnection of body, mind, and soul, strives to help individuals shed self-limiting beliefs and embrace their authentic selves.

Teaching since 2002, Maya has shared her expertise across North America and Europe, teaching adults, children, and special groups with unique needs. Maya’s mission extends beyond the mat or therapy room. She is dedicated to guiding her students and clients towards a harmonious union of their physical and emotional selves, facilitating a journey towards self-realization and the ultimate discovery of one’s true potential.


Advice, assistance and moral support provided by the amazing Miko Matsumura!