Christine was first introduced to yoga when her husband gifted her with a yoga pass for her birthday. She found the physical practice to be invigorating, but also noticed the reawakened sense of calmness that she carried away from the mat. She began to read books by Thich Nhat Hanh, Stephen Cope and Ray Long to deepen her understanding of this practice. Wanting to know more, Christine traveled to the Costa Rican jungle to study under Indira Kate Kalmbach at Pavones Yoga Center, and complete her 200-hour level yoga teacher training. At PYC, Christine was introduced to the intersection of yoga and eco-psychology and the interconnectedness between humans and nature, which we often forget. Awareness of this deep connection between all beings brings kindness and compassion to our interactions. It helps us to slow down and witness how we are in this together, with a stranger, a tree, a river, a stray-dog.
Christine is also trained in kids’ yoga through Kidding Around Yoga. A typical kids’ yoga class gets the children singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, laughing, hopping, limbo-ing, and storytelling ALL while practicing yoga to the original Kidding Around Yoga music. Christine has completed additional training in Kidding Around Yoga in the Classroom. Check out yogasquirrelkids.com to schedule yoga classes for kids!
Christine hopes to share her love of this practice by offering classes that are inviting, accepting and make the body feel good. In addition to her yoga practice, Christine enjoys reading as many books as she can get her hands on, hanging out with her husband Daniel, daughter Sage and dog Penny Lane, and working as a speech-language pathologist in the schools.