CHRISTINE
CIPRA

She/Her

Hatha
Slow Flow

What is something that would surprise me about you?
After leaving a 15 year career as an account executive in wholesale mortgage banking, I sold all my belongings and traveled in Asia for 18 months, spending 6 months in India. This reincarnation in this lifetime gave birth to massage therapy, yoga teaching and a social work degree.

What can I expect from your class?
The first few minutes spent to ground and settle in. A few postures to warm up and connect to the breath. More active postures being introduced with an emphasis on the breath. Bringing in balance postures/inversions and then completing with counter postures, gently moving towards savasana. A deeply embodying class with mindful movement and attention to alignment and the breath.

What is the most essential part of practice for you?
A slow, mindful, consistent practice keeps me grounded, balanced and engaged with life. Teaching yoga and meditation keeps me accountable and grounded in my own practice. I truly enjoy supporting and watching people get empowered by their practice.

Christine has been a student of yoga and meditation since 1999 and has been teaching for over 20 years. She has studied extensively in India and with senior teachers from all over the world. Her meditation experience includes having sat over 11, ten-day, seated, silent meditations, in the vipassana tradition, as well as exploring pranayama, chanting, and mindful movement at the prestigious Krishnamacharya Yoga Therapy School in Chennai, India, as well as studying and practicing the ancient yogic texts at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Mandarim in South India.

Christine’s extensive travel experiences, massage therapy background and her master’s degree in social work, support her natural curiosity about psychology, physiology and the relationship between mind, body, spirit, and community. She has been exploring embodied healing practices since before her solar return. Her latest deep dive will be to graduate in the spring of 2023 from a two-year program in intuitive energy healing with The School of Intuitive Studies.

Christine’s group classes focus on postures that help create strength and flexibility with attention to alignment and breath, linking the body, breath, mind and spirit: slowing down for a meditation in motion. Her teaching is drawn from an eclectic background of studies, travels and experience. She is guided by intuition and sets a safe, compassionate place for people to unfold, explore and get deeply embodied. It is in these experiences that balance, integration, and healing are invited to happen.

What is something that would surprise me about you?
After leaving a 15 year career as an account executive in wholesale mortgage banking, I sold all my belongings and traveled in Asia for 18 months, spending 6 months in India. This reincarnation in this lifetime gave birth to massage therapy, yoga teaching and a social work degree.

What can I expect from your class?
The first few minutes spent to ground and settle in. A few postures to warm up and connect to the breath. More active postures being introduced with an emphasis on the breath. Bringing in balance postures/inversions and then completing with counter postures, gently moving towards savasana. A deeply embodying class with mindful movement and attention to alignment and the breath.

What is the most essential part of practice for you?
A slow, mindful, consistent practice keeps me grounded, balanced and engaged with life. Teaching yoga and meditation keeps me accountable and grounded in my own practice. I truly enjoy supporting and watching people get empowered by their practice.

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Christine has been a student of yoga and meditation since 1999 and has been teaching for over 20 years. She has studied extensively in India and with senior teachers from all over the world. Her meditation experience includes having sat over 11, ten-day, seated, silent meditations, in the vipassana tradition, as well as exploring pranayama, chanting, and mindful movement at the prestigious Krishnamacharya Yoga Therapy School in Chennai, India, as well as studying and practicing the ancient yogic texts at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Mandarim in South India.

Christine’s extensive travel experiences, massage therapy background and her master’s degree in social work, support her natural curiosity about psychology, physiology and the relationship between mind, body, spirit, and community. She has been exploring embodied healing practices since before her solar return. Her latest deep dive will be to graduate in the spring of 2023 from a two-year program in intuitive energy healing with The School of Intuitive Studies.

Christine’s group classes focus on postures that help create strength and flexibility with attention to alignment and breath, linking the body, breath, mind and spirit: slowing down for a meditation in motion. Her teaching is drawn from an eclectic background of studies, travels and experience. She is guided by intuition and sets a safe, compassionate place for people to unfold, explore and get deeply embodied. It is in these experiences that balance, integration, and healing are invited to happen.