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), 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.
Prior to the pandemic, Christy taught yoga full-time for 20 years in Marin County and San Francisco, teaching weekly classes, leading yoga teacher trainings and leading yoga and meditation retreats. Christy also 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teach with Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin Prison, is a Yoga Works certified teacher trainer, and has written an unpublished book entitled Yin Yoga & The Art of Letting Go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 U.C. 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 with Harvard University briefly before leaving the country to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia where she lived and worked 2+ years with indigenous basket weavers. She had previously been an exchange student for a year in Brazil when she was 16. Christy speaks Portuguese and Spanish and is a student of Sanskrit.Please see ChristyBrownYoga's recent online newsletters here:August 2023June 2023May 2023April 2023March 2023February 2023January 2023November 2022October 2022