Christine teaches Yoga-lates, a combination of Yoga and Pilates in one class, which energises, opens and strengthens the whole body as well as focussing on a strong core from which to move safely and with integrity.
Christine came to yoga over 25 years ago in search of a better work/life balance. Her teacher training was with Contemporary Yoga Ireland, and she has been teaching for the past 15 years. Her approach is one of personal enquiry, allowing each student to develop and deepen their own practice in a safely aligned, progressive and non-competitive way.
Following a back injury from a fall, she became interested in Pilates and in combining Yoga and Pilates principles to improve posture, develop core strength and flexibility, and help prevent injury. She completed her Pilates certification with Bodyfirm Progressive Pilates Academy.
Given her interest in the therapeutic aspects of Yoga and Pilates, Christine then trained as a Yoga Therapist with the YTTC and the Yoga Institute. She also trained in Yin Yoga with Josh Summers. She continues to attend workshops and courses here and abroad to further her knowledge and experience. Christine works with corporate and class groups, and tailors programmes to individual needs. She is also a qualified Massage Therapist, holds a Degree in Marketing and previously worked as a Business Teacher as well as working in the corporate sector for many years.
“Christine is an excellent experienced teacher. She conveys her love of yoga calmly, clear instructions demonstrated. The weekly programme varies and flows. I returned to Yoga-lates classes last autumn with chronic lower back pain. I have emerged this summer more supple and strong”.
Director, Sesame Institute (Drama and Movement Therapy)
“My mobility and fitness levels have definitely increased. It is the one hour in the day in which I can really switch off from a busy household and from work. I leave feeling completely relaxed and chilled out. It is easy to see why your classes appeal to young and old, male and female. I would recommend your classes to everybody and I would like to wish you continued success in all your teaching”.
Elma Moore McCarthy