Hi I am Christine and I love yoga.
When I went to my first yoga class back in 2004 I didn't know what to expect... It was a Sivananda yoga class in a small dance studio in London. I can't say that I absolutely loved it straight away but I felt the benefits pretty much immediately!
I would love for you to experience all of those amazing benefits too and invite you to join my journey!
I had been suffering from back ache since I was a teenager. Due to my scoliosis and generally bad posture I had lots of tension in my upper back and neck and spent a lot of time seeing physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors. I was hoping that they would "fix" me! I found those therapies to be helpful but nothing created a lasting effect.
When I discovered yoga I finally found something that could help me be in control of my own well-being. I could adapt my practice how I wanted to, depending on how I felt in my body. The next few years I went to different yoga classes all over London 2-3 times a week. I practised Ashtanga Yoga for about two years, I tried Iyengar Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and loved Scaravelli inspired Yoga.
Just before I had my first baby I decided that I wanted to be a Yoga Teacher but it wasn't quite the right time. I continued practising and thanks to yoga I sailed through two pregnancies and wonderful births of my children. I started my teacher training a few months after my second child was born and have loved teaching every since!
I am passionate about helping people who suffer from back ache, scoliosis or other back related conditions to learn about their bodies and how to use yogic postures and techniques so they can feel in control, empowered and live a pain free life!
In my classes I focus on alignment and posture always bearing in mind our individual bodies and shapes. I believe that yoga is for everyone - not just the fit and flexible! With compassion and body awareness we can achieve the transformation that we are looking for.
"Yoga with Christine has helped me to slow down, unwind and build strength and flexibility. She takes care to provide different options for poses to find the right balance for you, while guiding with her expertise, practical approach, sense of humour and warmth"
Louise, New Malden
I also love practising yoga with my own children who inspired me to start teaching Family Yoga classes which have been running for two years now. I help families connect with each other, learn relaxation, mindfulness techniques and yoga postures so they can feel stronger and calmer in their bodies and their relationships.
Find out more about Family Yoga here
Qualifications & Training
- 200 hour Yoga Alliance - Claire Weatherley's Yoga School
- Registered Children's Yoga Teacher - Rainbow Kids
- Postnatal Yoga - Yoga Mama
- Prenatal Yoga Introduction - Tara Lee
- Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher - Yoga for Scoliosis Teachers