Christina

If your life was a soundtrack what would your theme song be?
Life is a Highway

What 5 words would your friends use to describe you?
Steady, resourceful, driven, logical, and funny

What is your teaching style / philosophy?
Classes should offer intelligent and creative sequencing so people will stay engaged, feel successful and become strong, but perhaps more importantly, each class should deliver a message that inspires.

What kind of students will love your teaching style?
People who like to laugh; people who want to become better versions of themselves; people who want a great workout but would rather poke out their eyeballs than grind out tedious and repetitive rounds of the same few moves hour after hour.

Who in the yoga world continues to inspire, mentor, and teach you?
I love the steady consistency and deep wisdom of Rod Stryker and am inspired by the flowery language and mythology of Sianna Sherman. I would also love to meet and take training with Maty Ezraty.



Christina instructs the following:
  • RIDE 25

  • PI:YO FLOW
  • A mix of Pilates corework & Yoga strength and stretch: PiYo is the best of both!

  • REFORM: CLASSIC
  • Get the benefits of private training on the pilates equipment, and a fraction of the cost! Small group sessions allow for personal attention and corrections, but give a fun, energetic workout that will improve posture, core strength and flexibility. 
     
    NOTE: Students must be able to change their own spring and manage their own props. Prior Pilates Reformer experience is required.  

    LATE CANCELS LESS THAN 12 HOURS WILL BE CHARGED FOR CLASS.


  • VINYASA YOGA
  • A flowing, creative & well-rounded class for levels from advanced beginner and up.  

  • YOGA MEN
  • Yoga is an excellent cross training tool for athletes because it not only strengthens the muscles near their attachments at the bones, but it increases flexibility and generates balance between right and left, front body and back body, as well as upper body and lower body strength. All of these things create bodies that are more supple and less prone to injury. Add to that breath work for increase respiratory efficiency and the mental focus that meditation offers and you have the perfect completment to any sport or activity.

  • SBT [Short Burst Training]
  • A total body workout incorporating cardio, strength and endurance exercises. A variety of formats and props will be utilized. Expect to do HIIT, Tabata, circuits and more using any type of equipment from TRX to Kettlebells to Bodyweight. Expect to sweat in this well-rounded, full-body workout increased cardiovascular health, increased muscular strength and optimal calorie and fat burn.

  • Simply Be: Alchemy
  • WHEN: Saturday, August 19 | 9am - 7pm
    WHERE: Camp Mishawaka, Grand Rapids, MN
    COST: $125 [includes yoga, activities, food, wine & mala beads]
     
    Yogic Alchemy, as written about by David Frawley in "Yoga & Ayurveda", is based on the idea that we need to move to live, rest to restore, and be present and pure in our thoughts to transform.
     
    During this all day retreat, we will be completely digital free.  Phones & devices will be checked at the door so that you can be free to learn, explore and enjoy the simple life.
     
    Our one day itinerary will be as follows:
     
    AM 9:00 Check In
    AM 9:30 PRANA Practice for Vitality & Energy
    AM 11:00-PM2:30 Semi-Structured Free Time & Lunch
    - Stand Up Paddle Yoga / Pilates Session
    - Island Canoe Exploration
    - Sauna & Swim Time
    - Other Camp Activities: hike / bike / tennis / etc.
    PM 2:30 Mala & Mantra Ceremony [receive a wrist mala, learn how to use it, and receive a beginning mantra for your practice]
    PM 3:30 OJAS Practice for Restoration & Rejuvenation [with lots of hands on adjustments]
    PM 5:00 TEJAS Practice for Transformation = [Silent Hour for Japa / Mala Meditation, Hiking, Journaling]
    PM 6:00 Reconnect & Reflect with food & wine
    PM 7:00 Depart & Enjoy
     
    NOTE: Yoga Teachers can used this course for 10 CEC Hours with Yoga Alliance

  • GENTLE YOGA
  • Nothing fancy & nothing pretzel shaped. Get to know the basic postures with a focus on alignment and breathing. This class is equally great for beginners and experienced practitioners.

  • REFORM: POWER
  • Taking our Classic Reformer classes up a notch, our REFORM: POWER small group classes are challenging, fast-paced and fun! You'll move through a variety of equipment: reformers, chairs, and matwork to boost your heart rate up, power up your strength and increase ROM and Flexiblity.

    These classes are taught in a small group setting for maximum efficiency. Your body will be fit and functional.
     
    NOTE: This class moves quickly and students must be able to change their own spring and manage their own props.  Please check with our CENTER Staff to see if this class is a right fit for you.  
     
    LATE CANCELS LESS THAN 12 HOURS WILL BE CHARGED FOR CLASS.

  • RIDE 50

  • CMB GROOVE
  • CMB GROOVE classes are dance/fitness classes where you learn simple choreography from a variety of different dance styles - from Hip Hop to Disco to Contemporary.

    Class is taught in a "follow-the-leader" style with simple and repetitive choreography so that you can get grooving quickly. You will definitely sweat and have fun in this groovy, upbeat class!

  • YOGA FLOW 2/3
  • In this class you will see a slightly faster flow which means that it is useful to be able to step forward and back from a plank pose to make transitions more easeful; however, as long as you can manage your body and expectations, that is all that is truly required.  This class does offer arm balances and inversions on a regular basis as well as interesting flow sequences and pose variations to help keep your "beginners' mind".  All of our yoga classes include pranayama and / or meditation as well as savasana.  You'll leave feeling inspired, and refreshed.