Chona Bernardo

What is your Hometown?

Long Beach

What is your favorite hike in LA?

I like to hike up Chantry Flat in the Angeles National Forest. My favorite trail is Winter Creek because I can get lost in the trees and feel the presence of fairies.

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About Chona Benardo
Chona Bernardo

Chona’s yoga experience brings awareness to the body so that it can reveal where healing is needed and transformation can take place.  Chona believes that the way in which we explore our personal edge on our mats is connected to how we can better control our emotions and connect to our spirit.  In order to reach our edge, we must go deeper within the mind and explore the uncomfortable places in the body using asana and meditation.   Her friendly and spunky personality brings forth inspiring words to create a safe space, allowing students to be tuned in, build strength, and be authentic on their mats.


Chona’s approach to teaching comes from the belief that how well we take care of ourselves determines how well we treat other people. Her experience as a Reiki practitioner since 2010 showed her that by working through fear is when courage is revealed.  It is through our darkness that we find our light.  With a self-care practice using yoga and Reiki, we can be uplifted and be of better service to others. 


Her classes feature new music playlists, encouraging words, and hands-on adjustments.  You may even feel the Reiki energy come through especially during savasana.



  • RYT-200, Yoga 108
  • Reiki Master Certification
  • Chakra Awakening Immersion with Mukti Yoga School



  • Practicing Yoga Since 2011 
  • Teaching Since 2017


Chona regularly instructs the following yoga classes:

VINYASA :: Intermediate

Linking breath to movement, this class offers a faster pace practice, explores more complex movements and sequences including twists, backbends; options for inversions and arm balances layered over solid foundations. The teacher will encourage rest periods and offer modifications as needed.


Chona offers Reiki healing sessions: 


Reiki - Energy healing that harnesses the life force energy as a means to restore, heal, and bring balance to a person as a whole. Our gentle and safe hands-on healing approach allows a person's body, mind, emotions, and spirit to be brought to harmony; balance the chakras, reduce stress, and help heal trauma in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.


For more information about Chona's Reiki practice click here.


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