John Chu

Board of Trustees

"A vital question today is are we becoming healthier and happier even with all our modern conveniences and technology. The answer, unfortunately, may be no. Notably, Kripalu is addressing our highly stressed, high paced and highly processed environment through the salutary effects of yoga and a positive healthful lifestyle."

John Chu is the cofounding and managing partner of Chu, Ring & Hazel LLP, a nine-lawyer firm in Boston, where he focuses on the representation of emerging growth companies, venture capital transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents nonprofit organizations and serves on the board of Discovering Justice, which distributes civic education programming for young children, and the Lingzi Foundation, which supports organizations promoting the ideals and dreams of Lingzi Lu, the graduate student from China who was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing.

John began his yoga practice after founding his firm, when he invited a teacher to provide weekly sessions in his office for the benefit of himself and his colleagues. His interest in healthy living developed further when his wife, Dina, an executive and life coach, began suffering serious and chronic fatigue, which was resolved by significant adjustments to her diet. John is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Columbia School of Law. He and Dina live in Newton, Massachusetts, and have an adult daughter, Danielle, a documentary filmmaker, who lives in Manhattan with her husband Ricky, a music therapist.

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