Christina believes yoga is a fantastic way to strengthen the body, unwind the mind and uplift the spirit. In 2006, she started practicing yoga at the gym and quickly noticed positive changes in her fitness and mood. Yoga made her feel strong, relaxed and deeply connected to herself. What started as a physical challenge to relieve stress, evolved into an exploration of movement, breath and mindfulness. She is inspired by the endless possibilities for learning and growth through her yoga practice, including a deeper understanding of philosophy and meditation.
As a Yoga Teacher, Christina is grateful for the opportunity to share her love for yoga with others. She encourages students to honor their bodies and approach their practice with awareness, curiosity and compassion. She enjoys thoughtful sequencing and emphasizes structural stability to safely build strength and increase mobility. Through her classes, she hopes students will find a balance of physical fitness and emotional connection for greater peace of mind.
Searching for oneness with her profession and her passion, Christina began exploring ways to bring her yoga knowledge to her work in Human Resources. On a daily basis, she observed the ill effects of stress on her colleagues and the employees she supported. She felt inspired to learn and share techniques to promote well-being and transform stress. Guided by this intention to serve, she discovered yoga therapy training as a way to deepen her understanding of yoga and gain new insights about whole person health. In 2014, she completed a 300 hour Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training program through YogaLife Institute of NH, accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. In 2015, she received training in stress management at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Now, Christina works part-time in Human Resources at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA.