I'm Christie and My Goal
Is to help you create ease in your body, mind, and spirit; so that you can live a happy life.
Stress is a Given
Stress is always there, but we ignore it because we have things to do.
In 2013 my stress hit an all time high when my 86 year old father came to live with me. He was declining physically and had vascular dementia. It was an emotionally healing, physically and mentally exhausting experience.
The damage caused by this period of extreme stress has taken several years to recover from. My exhaustion has eased but several allergies remain, food, jewelry, makeup, etc.
Yoga helped me get through the days of care taking, helped me heal since my father's passing, and taught me to focus on what is meaningful in my life and let the rest go.
At about age 13 I was diagnosed with Scoliosis; I have a right thoracic, left lumbar curve. Back pain and sciatica have been a constant in my life since at least age 18.
Yoga and meditation have been the most helpful tool I have found to combat the pain. Yoga has created more structural balance for me, which has decreased the regularity of sciatica, and the intensity of my back pain.
A Personal Practice
Yoga is adaptable to almost everyone. It can be as simple or complex as you need it to be in any given moment. Your yoga might focus on the body, or on the mind, or on the spirit, or on your whole being; I help you find what works for you in this moment.
Balance, Peace & Happiness
Is ultimately what the practice of Yoga & Meditation is all about.
We are trained from the moment we are born to do as others tell us, so how do we find and stay on our true path? By continually questioning why, asking what our hearts have to say, by listening to our inner wisdom, and changing the way we think about happiness and success.
Yoga helps you create peace in your body and mind and helps you find your own personal happiness.
A Bit More About Me
Yoga Alliance E-RYT200
CPR / AED / First Aid
BA – Art History
MBA – Organizational Behavior
Life has definitely been a journey, from high school drop out, to hairdresser, to MBA, to Yoga Teacher, I never saw most of the twists coming. Some have been happy, some not so much, but all have taught me much about listening to my inner wisdom.
Traveling through India and Nepal with my sister, when I was just 18, was one of the most profound events in my life and continues to influence me these many years later.
A chance meeting of another American led us to Buddhist Monastery not far from Kathmandu. There we were immersed in the traditions of Buddhism. Ok, it was too much immersion for me, and I practically got booted out for not being compliant enough - always was one to question why - none the less I will be eternally grateful for the experience and the wisdom that was shared with me there.
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