Yadavi devi dasi

(Yonka Yancheva)


Originally from Bulgaria, she moved to London several years ago to study performing arts and pursue her career in film-making. After completing her degree her main focus became scriptwriting and directing and producing her short films. While living and studying in London, she had the chance to associate with the devotees from the UK and serve in the Radha-Krishna Temple in Soho St. Somewhere in the process of searching for her place in ISKCON, she realized that Krishna West was where she belonged to. This realization inspired her to take the initiative and start the project here in London.

Krishna_West_London_Team_Shiv2Shivanand Sharma

Organisational and Administrative Support

Having spent his youth beside the glistening shores of the Caribbean Sea, Shiv first moved to London to pursue his studies in actuarial science. Before long, however, Shiv’s interests were drawn to London’s spiritual undercurrent, and he took a sabbatical to explore the timeless teachings of Bhakti Yoga as a monk at the famous Radha Krishna Temple in Central London. During this time Shiv studied the modern practicality of applying the ancient and pristine principles of this philosophy in present day society, while participating in a range of interfaith events to share and exchange perspectives and ideas of relevant spirituality. It is no wonder then that Shiv soon connected with the blossoming phenomenon that is Krishna West. Today, surfing the surging waves of city life while furthering his career development and spiritual growth, Shiv is keen to share his experiences and insights into the priceless arts of holistic life styling as conducted through the accessible platform of Krishna West in contemporary society.

CristinaCristina Cervera

Web & Graphic Designer

Cristina has always been interested in art and design. She studied interior design in her home town in Spain. She has worked as a professional for many years in different companies. In 2003 she moved to Ireland to improve her English and subsequently met the devotees of Krishna.
In 2005 she settled down in Barcelona and for some years her focus was raising a family and looking after her children. After having her second baby she had the opportunity to do a degree in web design, with this knowledge and her background in design this world became her new profession.
She designed the website for the Barcelona temple as well as the site of its president, Gundicha Das.
Her husband (Krishna Sharma das) is an English devotee and both have strong connections with Bhaktivedanta Manor and devotees in London.

Currently she lives in Alicante, Spain.