”I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.” ~ Gandhi

Crystal Reyes Ortiz

is an international yoga teacher and founder of Rogue Retreats based in NYC and PR. She began her yoga practice over 25 years ago teaching for over 8 years. She is E-RYT 500 through Yoga alliance with over thousands of training hours and certificates in Vinyasa, Hatha Raja, Ashtanga, Rocket Vinyasa, Dharma Yoga, Breath Work, Meditation, and Inner Engineering by Sadhguru.

With over 11 years of experience in business development, sales, and account management she has found her true calling as a creator of wellness experiences. As a Founder and Yoga Instructor at Crystal Vida Yoga and Rogue Retreats, she combines her passion for wellness and entrepreneurship to offer holistic solutions and experiences for individuals and businesses seeking balance and harmony in life.

Outside of her classical yoga training Crystal has trained and studied in grief counseling, crystal healing therapy, sacred plant medicine, and shamanic work. She enjoys sharing the latest in travel, fitness, art, tech, wellness, and spirituality on her blog Crystal Vida.

Her spiritual journey began when she was 12. Shaped by a profound personal event which caused her to question the meaning of life, she found Yoga. At age 15 she had a mystical experience with a medium who foreshadowed her current path. She completed her Bachelors in Psychology/Philosophy at Rutgers University where she wrote her first paper on the existence of g-d, and where she studied Yoga Philosophy with Senior Professor Dr. Edwin Bryant.

She has taught at gyms, studios, hospitals, and corporations throughout NYC. Internationally she has taught in Paris, Italy, Bali, Costa Rica, and Colombia. She has been resident yoga teacher and retreat coordinator for several retreat centers located in Bali, and Costa Rica. In addition to her teaching, she is passionate about sustainability and has been involved in the earthship project in Aguada, Puerto Rico, helping to build sustainable homes post hurricane Maria. Forever grateful for her recent travels throughout India on Pilgrimage. She continues to learn from different lineages and trainings, as well as everyone she meets