Back in 2006, Christine was the average university student; living it up in the city, juggling an overloaded class schedule and a full time job, which demanded her undivided attention. In the midst of all the busyness, there was a random, but fateful moment when yoga entered her life.
During her first yoga class, she quickly realized (to her surprise) she was unable to touch her toes! She felt the inability to stand straight, recognizing the hunch in her upper spine from years of poor posture. She watched other students in the room move with grace and ease transitioning through the sequences and she was inspired!
With the help of an encouraging teacher, she was determined to keep yoga as part of her life routine. Recognizing that if it fell to the wayside, her body would regress back to the way it was before: hunched, slumped over and in pain. On the mat she faced her own struggles, seasoned with moments of joy and blossomed into self confidence. She wanted to share this practice with everyone around her!
She began teaching in 2010 and has since completed certifications in Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga from Joe Barnett and Jo Phee; senior assistant teachers of Paul Grilley, and ZenThai Flow Yoga; centered around the 5 Elements of Chinese Medicine from Gwyn Williams. She has taught in various studios across the United States, Thailand and throughout Victoria and Queensland, Australia.
Christine’s classes are informative, positively motivated and always taught from a compassionate heart. She aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for students to embark on their own journey of inner exploration. She has found much healing through the yoga practice and continues to inspire others to invite self discovery, self acceptance and good health into their lives.
Getting to know the Zenko Team
Do you have a mantra/quote that you often turn to?
“The art of living...is neither careless drifting on the one hand, nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists of being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive”
~ Alan Watts
How do you fill up your love tank?
Being creative, deep meaningful conversations, nature walks, and cuddling cats.
What advice would you give someone wondering whether to try yoga for the first time?
A perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with your body! Allow yourself to be open minded, have no expectations, and be gentle with yourself. Try out a few different classes and styles to see what resonates with you.