Board Members


Christina Andrini

Founder of Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation, 200hr E-RYT, YACEP Yoga Instructor

 Field Coordinator and Trainer for Connected Warriors, Reiki I Practitioner,

​Global retreat leader, Pioneer of Aqua Yoga  programs and services throughout New Orleans, founder of 200hr JBYF School of Adaptive Yoga, creator of  Day of Yoga and wellness festival for New Orleans and Summer Solstice World Yoga Day event.

Voted Healthy Hero of New Orleans in April 2018, touched over 10,000 lives in 1.5years, and has only been teaching formally since 2011 studying under master yoga teachers around the world in Bhakti, Hatha, Power, Aqua Kriya, Sivananda, Trauma, and Chair yoga. 

Christina is continuing her education as an Aqua Kriya Yoga Therapist and is finishing up her studies in India to complete 1000hr training. Her goal is to create the first Aquatic Holistic Theraputic and Adaptive Wellness Center to provide accessible yoga to elderly, seniors, veterans, and disabled community members that come from marginalized communities in an effort to raise the awareness of the social injustices in minority communities.

Nehal Munshi

 B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science

With a background in software, finance, and medicine, Nehal also holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and has over 10 years experience working in software development. He has also spent time:
​  Constructing financial models
 Conducting research in the fields of neurology and palliative medicine
 Is currently pursuing a 400-hour yoga teacher training certification ​

​In addition, Nehal enjoys teaching and served as a coach for the Louisiana American Regions Math League team for a number of years. His prior non-profit experience includes time spent volunteering with medical outreach to Kenya and serving as a counselor for a local crisis hotline.  


Lisa Collins

Is the founder, and principal of Collins Accounting Services Group, LLC. Collins Accounting Services is a full service accounting, and data analytics company, providing financial and accounting services to individuals and companies throughout the United States.  We do personal and business income taxes, profit and loss statements, cash reconciliations, and other financial reporting that individuals and businesses use for mortgages and lines of credit to grow their positions in life. 

Lisa decided she wanted to take her destiny into her own hands, like her mentor H & R Bloch, or Jackson Hewitt's founders did...keep in mind, the very institutions we love in America started out as some person or people fielding a dream...she figured she could dream, as well.

She currently has an organic referral business in industries such as: Construction, Transportation, Full Service Restaurants, Men’s Bespoke and Ready to Wear, Real Estate, and Marketing.  Lisa has now expanded to accept pro bono accounting services for a few non/not for profit, and governmental entities to include Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation 

Join Our Board

 Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation is actively expanding its Board of Directors and Advisorsy Board to include professionals from a variety of backgrounds. We are seeking a real commitment of time and energy to help us move to the next phase in our development. All board members will be asked to assist in development and fundraising to a certain extent. ​ 

We are looking for individuals with the following expertise:

  • Fundraising, development, grants and grant writing
  • Business and/or nonprofit law
  • Strategic, high-level technology, including social media and online marketing and development
  • Financial advisors/ CPA, accounting, bookkeeping
  • Medical backgrounds specifically in Neurology, Psychology, Palliative
  • Commit to 2 of 4 meetings a year 

If you are interested and willing to commit your time to service, please e-mail a statement of interest to 



 "3 years ago, I was in the deepest depression of my life with the help of this foundation I overcame a suicide attempt and the fear of being alone. It's a constant fight every day for me but with the help of Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation each day is a gift from the Divine. Thank you. And a Special thanks to Christina Andrini for her love and support. PLEASE don't just tell someone depressed or suicidal to reach out, reach out to them! Reach out to me and as a member on this foundation I will do all I can to reach out to all. Much love!"
​ - Chad F., Veteran and Yoga Student