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About Our Instructor - Christina Brack

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Christina Brack graduated in 2007 with a diploma as a Holistic Health Practitioner and quickly launched a career in natural health & wellness, including a 200 hour yoga instructor certification in 2011, children’s yoga (2011), Bellyfit(2013), and pole fitness (2015). In addition, Christina has pursued continuing education in various fields such as aromatherapy, reflexology, Reiki, relaxation therapy, table Thai massage, and life coaching.

Christina began exploring yoga in her late teens as an avenue to alleviate stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle. At the time, yoga wasn’t mainstream in her community and seeking out resources was difficult and often confusing; however through a number of books, VHS tapes, and personal adaptation, yoga became a practice that embodied physical, mental, and spiritual aspects for her. Later, as an adult, yoga continued to be a constant reminder of life in balance and often felt like a safe retreat when life became difficult. It was at these moments of intense emotion or physical drain that Christina realized she wanted to share yoga with other individuals who may also be facing difficult circumstances or recovering from traumatic experiences. This realization motivated her decision to move from a solely personal practice to encompass teaching as well.

“I love to teach slow-mo Classical Hatha yoga,” says Christina. “It feels so therapeutic in such a busy world where we are constantly on the go. My favourite pose? Balasana, I could hang out in Child’s Pose all day and be perfectly content.” While Christina prefers the slower, methodical approach to her instruction, she has recently struck a chord with Sadie Nardini’s “Core Strength Vinyasa” training, “I really resonated with the fluidity of the style and her perspective on core strength and anatomical alignment.” Christina is also currently pursuing training in trauma-informed yoga, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Autism awareness.

"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." – Mother Teresa.