R.M.T., C.L.Y.L., Certified Sivananda Yoga Instructor
Christopher has been passionately and actively studying the science of yoga for many years. He was first introduced to it by Chris Formagin at Jaya Yoga Studio in 2001. Here the love for Sivananda yoga began. A brief hiatus from the practice and he was back at it diligently here at The Downtown Yoga Studio studying a wide variety of yoga styles.
Chris began teaching yoga in 2011. His passion and love of yoga plus his extensive training as a Registered Massage Therapist gave him the knowledge and desire to want to share the practice with others. He is also a certified Laughter Yoga Leader and teaches classes in a variety of places around our community. He often incorporates aspects from all these skills into the classes that he teaches here at the studio. You will learn the science of the body, yoga anatomy, the joy of laughter and how to slow your body and mind down. He is a passionate healer, a tender compassionate teacher and a fountain of knowledge on most and many subjects. His stories are legendary and you will always leave his practices refreshed and renewed.
His love of Sivananda yoga is what inspired his recent travel to Val Morin, Quebec to study at Sivananda Yoga Camp Ashram. He returned after a full month long immersion and teacher training as an official Yoga Siromani (teacher of yoga). This recent adventure brings a new level of spirituality to his teaching and you are sure to enjoy his class.
Why I like to practice here.
Downtown yoga is a great place to practice due to the wide variety of teachers and styles of yoga that it offers. It has great cumulative energy in the building as it is the longest running studio in our city! Many people have come through the doors and this is powerfully felt in the yoga space.
I teach and practice here because I believe in what this studio has to offer. Everyone is welcoming, you will never feel excluded, everyone from owner to teacher to student is happy to be here and always willing to assist with whatever you need. We are a family here and new students are always warmly greeted and made to feel comfortable. Come see what our space has to offer you.
This class is suitable for all levels and is a Sivananda inspired class. The class includes breath work, asana, detailed explanation of the effects of the practice and a proper length rest at the end. This gives the body time to assimilate the positive effects and a chance to release fatigue. Christopher’s extensive anatomy knowledge is a definite plus as well and you will learn a lot about yourself and your body. Class can be adapted for all attending students whatever their needs may be.