Chia-Ti Chiu_Lineage_Project

CHIA-TI CHIU
SENIOR TEACHER, TRAINER & CURRICULUM SPECIALIST

Chia-Ti has over sixteen years of experience teaching yoga, mindfulness and meditation to young people in public high school, foster care, detention centers, and alternate-to-incarceration sites. She is a senior teacher with Lineage, having been with the organization for ten years.  Chia-Ti co-leads Lineage’s 20-hour public trainings, which provide participants with mindfulness practices through a trauma-conscious, anti-oppression, and social justice lens.  She develops programming and curriculum, with a focus on resourcing Lineage’s apprentice teachers in training. Chia-Ti is inspired to see her students embody resiliency by using the concrete tools of mindfulness to cope with stress, anger, and challenging life circumstances.

Outside her work with Lineage, Chia-Ti leads domestic and international retreats through her business onelovewellness. She provides mindfulness consulting to individuals and companies nation-wide, in addition to teaching yoga and meditation to elders and adults in community settings throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx.  She is on faculty with the Garrison Institute's Contemplative-Based Resiliency Project, which trains humanitarian aid workers around the world to cope with burnout. Chia-Ti runs an annual yoga and arts program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and established an educational fund program that supports Haitian children to attend school.  She is a certified yoga teacher through the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore, India, and a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and has extensive training in trauma-informed yoga. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.