Why yoga?

Yoga is not just a form of exercise.  The physical practice is just one part of yoga.  Yoga postures help you get out of your head as you begin to move in ways you may not be familiar with.  Also, the way you hold postures and the postures you choose can result in physiological and neurological changes that influence the way you feel.   Breath control or pranayama is another tool used in yoga to improve our mind-body awareness. 

​How you think, move, and feel affect the rate and rhythm of your breath?  How does your posture and muscle tone change when you are anxious or upset?  Can changing your posture or the rate of your breathing influence your muscle tone, posture or the way you feel?  These are just some of the questions answered through practice. 

The practice of yoga gives you the tools to access a mental state where you function and perform at your best.  A few minutes a day could make a big difference in your life.  

Yoga offerings

Private yoga session

A private yoga session is just that.  One-on-one I will work with you to help you develop a home practice.  If you’ve never done yoga before, have an injury you are concerned about, or you have any other condition that may require modifications, I can help.  A private session may also focus on developing better body awareness or help you learn how to control your breathing more effectively, it’s up to you!   These sessions can be a lot of fun and a chance for you to play, explore, or ask questions in a private setting.

Yoga therapy

Yoga therapy is applying the art and science of yoga to healing. We start with your goals, which could be anything from pain relief and improved sleep to being less reactive with a loved one. Through a questionnaire and assessment, I will guide you with the yoga tools and strategies I feel will most effectively nurture and facilitate balance for your unique circumstance. The benefits of applied therapeutic yoga are the shifts that happen internally through your experience and practice.  Homework is part of the process so you can immediately apply what you learn during our session to your daily life.  

After working with Christine, I have a better understanding of what the poses can do for me, and how yoga is a practice, not an end in itself.
Annette Brown
I see myself differently now and feel empowered to move through those times in my life that I feel stuck.....
Denise Moore