Christine has been a practitioner and teacher of the Ashtanga Yoga System for over 25 years. She served from 1997-2014 as the founder and director of Vermont’s only dedicated Ashtanga Yoga studio, Bristol Yoga. Her love of surfing brought her to Montauk, New York where she created a new intimate practice space. Specializing in the integration of the Ashtanga system of Asana with the principles of Ayurveda and the depth of Yogic philosophy, Christine offers students unique insights into discovering greater joy, freedom, and self-transformation. Christine has made many trips to Mysore, South India to study with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and the Jois family and she is honored to have received his blessing and authorization to teach the Ashtanga Yoga system.
As an Ashtanga teacher, she is committed to health, wellbeing, and personal growth by making the Yogic practices accessible to all levels of practitioners in a joyful, supportive, and challenging environment. She teaches private sessions in the Ashtanga tradition and yoga therapy, group classes, weekend workshops and longer retreats, both domestically and internationally.
When you take a class with Christine, you will find yourself engaged with a teacher that integrates alignment and intuition, strength and fluidity, mindfulness and humor. Christine is passionate about the teachings, and brings a gentle, compassionate, and light-hearted, yet powerful, hands-on approach.
Christine is also a certified Ayurvedic life style consultant and educator by the Kripalu College of Ayurveda in Lennox, MA. As a teacher and practitioner, she is devoted to creating health and joy by fostering a sense of interconnectedness with our natural environment. Combining the practices of Yoga with that of Ayurveda, she offers students a body of wisdom designed to help them achieve vitality while realizing their full potential.
As an Ayurvedic practitioner, she offers consultations to improve overall vitality and health, using the tools of diet, daily routine, herbs, meditation, Pranayama and Yoga. This is all based on ancient Ayurvedic principles and techniques. She also teaches workshops ranging in topic from Seasonal Cleansing, “Ayurvedic Nutrition” and “Ayurvedic Cooking” to “Creating Healthy Daily and Seasonal Routines”.
Christine is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, and is a certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT, the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is a member of NAMA, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Her schools are registered as RYS 200 for teachers and training.