What to Expect
Vinyasa: Yoga linking breath to movement, made accessible to all levels, set to cool beats and delivered with a dose of humanity and humor. Serious yoga, yes; yoga taken too seriously, no. Sweaty, serene, strong, generally stoked outlook on life is the desired result.
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I have been practicing yoga for 2 and a half years and am a graduate from Savannah Yoga Center’s 200 hour teacher training program in the summer of 2012. I first came to yoga as a means to confront and heal my own anxiety and depression. For me, yoga is a life long practice where I found a system of movement, mindfulness and philosophy that allows me to find a deep level of personal growth like nothing I have experienced before. In my classes I share the joy and peace of mind that yoga has given to me and encourage students to be brave yet lighthearted while they explore and discover what yoga means to them.
Ashtanga and Anusara yoga inspire Christa's teachings for their emphasis on orderly alignment and awareness of anatomy in asana- Doug Keller and David Keil's yoga anatomy resources are among her favorites. As an avid meditator, Christa also likes to bring mindfulness and yin yoga principles to the practice as well. Students can typically expect a moderately paced, mindful flow to ambient music, spending enough time in postures to bring a deeper awareness to the nuances of the body. Her teaching style puts more emphasis on verbal cues than hands on assists. Breath work, meditation and juicy savasanas are always incorporated into Christa's classes.
Christa is also a Reiki Master and is currently finishing massage therapy school, as she hopes to help people to heal in many different ways.