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teach with Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin Prison, is a Yoga Works certified teacher trainer, and has written an unpublished book entitled Yin Yoga & The Art of Letting Go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