Exploration of Self through Asana


"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact
of our decisions on the next seven generations."
—Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy


Teaching yoga since 2000, Christy has studied in India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga yoga) and S.N. Goenka (Vipassana meditation) and in the U.S. with Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley (Yin Yoga), T.K.V. Desikachar (Viniyoga) and H.H. the Dalai Lama (Tibetan Buddhism), whom she considers her most important teacher.

Emphasizing mindfulness, breath and alignment, Christy draws on yogic, Buddhist and Taoist philosophy, sacred ecology and indigenous wisdom traditions to weave a creatively flowing, invigorating yet calming, centering yet expanding exploration of Self through Asana—dedicated to social and racial justice and highest wellbeing of the Earth and all beings, for the next seven generations and beyond.

All Christy’s offerings qualify for Continuing Ed units for yoga teachers certified with Yoga Alliance.

Christy has a B.A. in Latin American & Iberian Studies from U.C. Santa Barbara and a minor in Global Peace & Securities and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She also studied Mayan Archeology with Harvard University, spent 2+ years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia working with indigenous basket weavers in her late 20's (intending at that time to become an Anthropologist) and was an exchange student for a year in Brazil when she was in high school.

Prior to the pandemic, Christy taught yoga full-time for 20 years in Marin County, SF and internationally and has led (and co-led) 200-hour Yoga Works teacher trainings, Yin Yoga teacher trainings (of her own curriculum), workshops, music collaborations, festivals (OM Rising) and her favorite: international retreats. She has also been leading and co-leading yoga and meditation retreats annually at Tassajara Mountain Zen Center & Hot Springs since 2011, has volunteered time to guest teach with Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin Prison, is a Yoga Works certified teacher trainer, and has written an unpublished book entitled Yin Yoga & The Art of Letting Go (copies available upon request).

Please see ChristyBrownYoga's most recent online newsletters here:
July 2022
October 2022
November 2022


with Christy Brown

BIG ISLAND: Dec 5-10, 2022 BALI: Mar 18-30, 2023 TUSCANY: Sept 29-Oct 8, 2023 BIG ISLAND: Dec 4-9, 2023

  •  12/5/2022 04:00 PM - 12/10/2022 10:00 AM
  •   Kapaau, HI, USA

Yoga & Meditation | Optional Hiking | Plant-Based Cuisine | Intimate Group Size

  •  3/18/2023 04:00 PM - 3/30/2023 10:00 AM

Yoga, Meditation, Breath-Work | Culture & Cuisine | Optional Hiking | Noble Silence

  •  9/29/2023 04:00 PM - 10/4/2023 10:00 AM
  •   Marsciano, Province of Perugia, Italy

Yoga, Meditation, Breath-Work | Optional Hiking | Mediterranean Cuisine | Intimate Group Size

  •  10/4/2023 04:00 AM - 10/8/2022 10:00 AM
  •   Radda in Chianti, Province of Siena, Italy

Yoga, Meditation, Breath-Work | Optional Hiking | Mediterranean Cuisine | Intimate Group Size

  •  3/1/2024 04:00 PM - 10/10/2023 10:00 AM

Yoga & Meditation | History & Culture | Bird Watching & Water Sports

  •  11/5/2022 01:00 PM
  •   650 East Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, USA

Slow Flow | Yin Yoga | Meditation

  •  6/18/2022 07:00 PM - 6/18/2022 09:15 PM
  •   650 East Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, USA

The Studio Mill Valley | Saturday, June 18 | 7-9:15pm

  •  5/14/2022 04:00 PM - 5/19/2022 10:00 AM
  •   Croatia

May 14-19 (5 nights)

  •  5/10/2022 04:00 PM - 5/14/2022 10:00 AM
  •   Dubrovnik, Croatia

May 10-14 (4 nights) or May 11-14 (3 nights)

  •  5/1/2022 03:00 PM - 5/5/2022 11:00 AM
  •   Tassajara Hot Springs, CA, USA

May 1-5 (4 nights) - SOLD OUT

  •  4/28/2022 04:00 PM - 5/1/2022 10:00 AM
  •   Tassajara Hot Springs, CA, USA

April 28 - May 1 (3 nights) - SOLD OUT

  •  1/1/2022 01:00 PM
  •   650 East Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, USA

The Studio Mill Valley | Sat., Jan. 1, 2022 | 1-5:30pm

  •  12/13/2021 03:00 PM - 12/18/2021 10:00 AM
  •   94-6263 Kamaoa Road, Naalehu, HI, USA

Hawaii Island Macadamia Co. & Resort | Naalehu, Hawai'i (Big Island) | December 13-18, 2021

  •  10/16/2021 01:00 PM
  •   Bodega Bay, CA, USA

Bodega Bay | Oct. 16 | 1-5pm (SOLD OUT)

  •  9/18/2021 01:00 PM - 9/18/2021 06:00 PM
  •   THE STUDIO MILL VALLEY 650 East Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, USA

The Studio Mill Valley | Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 | 1-6pm

  • $145
  •  6/12/2021 01:00 PM
  •   650 East Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, USA

A Day of Practice, Reflection, Community & Solidarity

Libby Oberlin

Performer. Theater Educator (K-12). Yoga Teacher.

"Christy Brown is a truly gifted teacher whose expansive knowledge of yoga and yogic philosophy inspires students to flourish both on and off the mat. Christy employs patience, instinct and skill in her teaching. She is mindful and attentive, offering individualized instruction to meet students exactly where they are at any given moment. In Christy's classroom I feel safe and cared for. I learn to challenge myself while identifying the subtle messages I receive from my body, breath and intuition. Christy radiates joy and wisdom in her classes, sharing a passion for yoga that is palpable and inspiring."

The Theater School

Gagan (Jared Levy)

Founder of WE ARE GURU (empowering purpose-driven, conscious, sustainable brands, organizations and movements sparking transformation for the greater good)

"I'm deeply honored to consider you alongside Ram Dass as one of my teachers. For you would certainly make him proud as a living example on and off the mat. You are a clear shining light in a sea of confusion, you are the horizon as I bob on the sea, you are drishti, Christy."

We Are Guru

Megan Schoenbohm

Musician. Yogini. Culinary Artist.

"You've had a greater impact on my life than anyone I've ever known. Calling you mentor and friend is a blessing I count over and over. Thank you for your presence, time, energy, for sharing your radiant light with all of us. It's that very light that makes change within ourselves possible—within the thousands of students' lives you've touched."

YouTube Channel

Sanaz Zandbiglari

Pharmacist. Yogini. Plant-Based Skincare Consultant.

"Your classes kept me grounded through two pregnancy journeys and beyond. Love you, Auntie Christy."

Beauty Counter

Glenn Murphy

Former CEO of Gap, Inc.

"Christy is truly an amazing [private] instructor who mixes in all types of yoga-related techniques to suit one's individual needs."

Vanity Fair Hall of Fame

Karen Benke

Author of imaginative books that focus on creative writing for kids & kids at heart

"Christy creates a consistent yoga experience with her calm, abiding presence, a voice that opens one's heart space, and a precise way of communicating the various asanas. She allows students to move deeply inward while helping them to build core strength and explore their edge. She's the real deal--caring and compassionate, magical and wise. She will often share teachings through quotes and poems, setting the mood of the room with candlelight and her gentle healing adjustments."

Writing with Karen Benke

"I first met Christy through a YogaWorks 200-Hour Teacher Training that I attended and she led. She's been an incredible gift to my yoga practice and learning. Practicing with Christy is truly transformative. Her classes and teaching stand out in what seems an ever growing sea of yoga instructors and studios. She possess profound knowledge of the principals of yoga, relationship of the body to the asanas and yogic philosophy. What really inspires me is her warm kindness and keen observance to sense where each student is at and what is needed to bring out the best in you as a practitioner and teacher. During the pandemic, practicing online with Christy was especially therapeutic and valuable and while I thoroughly missed being in person, the livestream experience was still profound. I look forward to her livestream classes every week and feel truly blessed to have her by my side as I continue my own yogic journey. No matter the asanas, a class with Christy will leave you filled with strength, inner peace, stillness and new found awareness. "

I bow to the divine within you and I bow to the divine within myself. Namaste.