Christi began practicing yoga after a significant injury in 2012. She was looking for a way to regain her physical mobility and strength, but yoga did so much more. It changed the way she viewed her body from object to be transformed and conquered through exercise to a vehicle to show compassion to others..which began by showing compassion to herself. It gave her countless coping skills to handle stress and emotional regulation on and off the mat. It brought healing, connection, and confidence.
Christi became a yoga teacher in 2016 to share the gifts of emotional and physical healing with others. She completed the 200-hour training (Yoga District), and a 25hr yin yoga training. She has also completed additional training in yoga for autism (50 hr), bringing trauma-informed yoga into clinical practice, and sensorimotor psychotherapy. She is aware of the daily battle of body image, ptsd, and noise sensitivity and how subtle triggers can make coping difficult. Christi strives to be non-triggering in these areas and would always like to know if she was, even if you don’t quite have words to explain it. Christi rarely burns incense, singing bowls, or plays music in her classes.
Movements that promote body exploration and appreciation along with breath work that seeks to enhance parasympathetic activity (the part of your central nervous system) that helps calm you down.
Fellow yogis who have integrated their lives and their beings into their practice. All who practice ahimsa (compassion to self and others).
This is what we are about. We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water the seeds already planted knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing this.
This enables us to do something and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for God’s grace to enter and do the rest.
—Archbishop Oscar Romero