Yogacharya Durga Chunduri serves Kriya Yoga as the resident yogacharya of the Chicago Kriya Yoga Center, and she is the Director of Hand in Hand USA, a charitable organization formed to raise funds for the clinics and school started by Prajnana Mission in India. She began initiating and teaching Kriya Yoga in 1998.
She is married to Sinha S. Chunduri and they have a son and a daughter, Krishna Chunduri, and Bhavani Ravi. Durga earned a Bachelors degree in India and works in medical billing and office management. Her home has been a welcoming center for Kriya students for many years.