CHRISTY BROWN, E-RYT 500

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).

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 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teach with Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin Prison, is a Yoga Works certified teacher trainer and has written an unpublished book entitled Yin Yoga & The Art of Letting Go (copies available upon request).

Christy graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1993, with a B.A. in Latin American & Iberian Studies and a Political Science certificate in Global Peace & Securities. Intending at the time to become an Anthropologist, she subsequently studied Mayan Archeology in the highlands of Honduras with Harvard University briefly before leaving to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia where she lived and worked 2+ years with indigenous basket weavers. Christy was also an exchange student for a year in Brazil when she was 16 and speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

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