Gentle Kripalu Yoga Plus
In “the Yoga of Compassion”
students are encouraged to focus on Being Preasent
in their own experience and tuning in to the messages they are receiving from their body and emotional field, with compassion, with the understanding that every body is different, and in every moment its abilities may shift – rather than on competing, or striving for the “perfect” pose.
a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher
shares a particularly gentle form of Kripalu Yoga
appropriate for anyone and she welcomes people with no experience, prenatal couples, people recovering from injuries or illness, or with disabilities to join her classes – even the sight-impaired – while experienced yogis benefit from the deeply meditative quality of her practice and are often amazed at how much can be accomplished by “doing” so little and moving so slowly.
This is accomplished by guiding participants
into an ever-deepening experience of their true nature
drawing on her intimate, daily, practice of over ten years of Sacred Movement, which spontaneously blossomed within her when she faced a healing crisis – and which has similarities to Kripalu Yoga Stage 3, also called Meditation on Motion. Encouraging students to work with their eyes closed in a meditative state, these voice-guided experiences become a gentle vinyassa-flow of often very subtle movement, with periods of stillness, taking students into a deeper and deeper experience of body awareness and relaxation to tune in to their own inner wisdom – and their Sacred Self.
A number of the super-slow flowing
tai chi-like yoga sequences and meditations
that have come to Christina during Sacred Movement and that she shares during Very Gentle Kripalu Yoga classes are now being shared by other yoga and tai chi teachers locally as well as globally.
Christina incorporates numerous self-care tools
If this resonates
you have the choice of classes
the latter either at The Heart Gate, or if you wish to gather a group of friends and/or family, Christina is willing to come to you.
Start any time
but if you feel a resonance, register ASAP
as space in this intimate studio is limited to 4 or 5 per class, allowing for lots of individual assistance and attention to your specific needs. Pre-Natal Students welcome!
Kripalu Yoga Plus for Chronic Pain Relief Classes
are now also available
and as soon as a viable number of people have expressed an interest, a new 8-week series to help people who experience chronic pain will be scheduled at The Heart Gate at a time that works for everyone. Classes are also available for other facilities, by request.
Private Tuition is also Available
both for Gentle Kripalu Yoga Plus or Yoga for Chronic Pain Relief
The first appointment includes intake and all appointments include integration time at the end, at the same fees as for bodywork sessions – please see Consultations.
As a part of her commitment to ongoing Professional Development
and to offering more support to her students
Christina has taken some Yoga for Chronic Pain Relief training with Neil Pearson, Yoga Therapist and Physiotherapist and Associate Professor at the Chronic Pain Clinic at UBC www.lifeisnow.com and si now also available to teach classes and give private tuition in this speciality.
FMI on Classes, Workshops and Retreats please visit Schedules to find a class that might work for you.
What past students say
“I feel taller!” and the following day “I still feel taller!” Devon Buss, Singer and now Mother, Victoria, BC (after her first ever yoga class).
“The only other time I was this relaxed was when I knocked myself out on my mountain bike!” Steve Paterson, new yoga student, Courtenay (after his first yoga class).
“The first time I came my body was a wreck. Now I have been surfing in Mexico and doing yoga on the beach. It is awesome! I can’t wait for Wednesdays to come around so I can come to class. I love it!” Scot Baird, Heavy machine operator, Courtenay, BC.
See also the Guest Article, Maggie’s Story, in the first edition of the Real and Feel Radiant Newsletter.
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